This course includes the study of systems used to analyze, story, and/or retrieve health care data to support organizational operations, and clinical and business decision-making. A segment of the course will address the structure and use ofregistries, indices, and primary and secondary records. The course will teach the students the recordkeeping practices in the hospital and physician's office (paper, electronic computer-based). Emphasis is placed on hospital and medical staff organization, patient record content, procedures in filing, numbering and retention of patient records, quantitative analysis, release of patient information, forms control and design, reimbursement, regulatory and accrediting agencies, and alternate health care delivery systems. The course also addresses diversity in the workplace. The student will be guided on a journey of self-discovery, awareness and healing using real-life examples, practical tips, and exercises.
This course introduces learners to the coding concepts utilized by the ICD-10-PCS coding system, to include the definitions of Root Operations, Approaches, Devices and the application of the Body Part Key. Learner’s coding skills will be challenged with exercises and operative reports demonstrating the conventions and guidelines associated with ICD- 10- PCS.
This course builds on the ICD-10 coding skills learned in previous classes by utilizing actual patient medical records and coding scenarios. A review of the Present On Admission guidelines, as well as reimbursement concepts prevalent in the health care industry, such as DRGs, and APR- DRGs will also be included.
The primary focus of this course is to study the uses of coded data and health information in reimbursement and payment systems appropriate to all health care settings and managed care. The course explores complex coding areas that are difficult for coders. Clinical information regarding specific disease processes will be covered as well as diagnostic and procedural terminology. It builds upon previous knowledge of the basic principles and conventions of the ICD 10 and CPT coding system.
During this practicum students will apply knowledge from the courses they have taken to a coding setting. Students will be expected to complete the directed practicum manual provided at the beginning of the semester. Faculty expects students to complete assignments on a timely basis and to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to their assigned clinical site. This is a non-paid, non-working clinical affiliation. Students may be asked to complete assignments given by the clinical site periodically but may not be substituted for paid workers.