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HIM 1165 Drug Classification for Coding

An overview of the major drug classifications, common drugs in each class, conditions for which drugs are administered and their general effects to assist medical coders in analyzing health care documentation for coding and reimbursement applications.

Prerequisites: HIM 1101 and BIO 1107 or BIO 1121 or BIO 1141

Course Outcomes
  • Identify the most common medications in each major drug classification.
  • Analyze patient healthcare records to determine drugs administered and correlate the presence or absence of documented conditions and/or diseases related to each drug.
  • Associate the most common diseases and conditions for which various drugs are administered.
  • Determine when to query physicians for more complete diagnostic documentation related to drug administration.
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
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $7.50
Open Seats: 1
Section: 500
Open Seats: 1
Section: 500
Online Learning
Online Learning
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $7.50
Open Seats: 6
Section: 501
Open Seats: 6
Section: 501
Online Learning
Online Learning
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: B Term
Course Fee: $7.50
Open Seats: 13
Section: 5B1
Open Seats: 13
Section: 5B1