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HIM 1160 Medical Office Coding Concepts

Introduction to principles and conventions for assigning ICD-10 and CPT codes to patient encounter for billing physician services. Students should possess proficiency in basic medical terminology.

Prerequisites: HIM 1101

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate the personal behaviors, attitudes, and values consistent with and appropriate to the entry-level HIM professional.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the basic rules, basic principles, and conventions of the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 coding systems, in order to correctly assign codes for the billing of physician services.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the basic rules, basic principles, and conventions of the CPT/HCPCS coding system, in order to correctly assign codes for the billing of physician services.
  • Apply medical terminology and coding conventions to correctly relate to clinical documentation.
  • Apply guidelines to identify what clinical information is appropriate to code for the billing of physician services.
Credit Hours: 1
  • Classroom: 1 hour
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Health Information Management
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Potts
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: B Term
Course Fee: $7.50
Open Seats: 11
Section: 5B1
Open Seats: 11
Section: 5B1