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HIM 1201 Introductory Medical Office Coding

Introduction to principles, guidelines and conventions for assigning ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes to patient encounters for physician services. Additional out-of-class assignments are required.

Prerequisites: HIM 1101 and BIO 1121

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, disease process, and medical terminology to correctly interpret clinical documentation.
  • Utilize Alphabetic Index and Tabular List of ICD-10-CM to appropriately assign codes for correctly identified diagnoses.
  • Exhibit the professional behaviors, attitudes, and values consistent with and appropriate to the entry-level Health Information Management (HIM) professional.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly apply the rules, principles, and conventions of the CPT coding system in order to appropriately assign codes for the billing of physician services.
  • Apply national guidelines to identify what clinical information is appropriate to code.
Credit Hours: 4
  • Classroom: 4 hours
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Health Information Management
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 13, Rm 203
Faculty: McStay
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 19
Meets: MW from 11:00AM to 12:50PM
Section: 200
Open Seats: 19
Meets: MW from
11:00AM to 12:50PM
Section: 200
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: $30.00
Open Seats: 6
Section: 501
Open Seats: 6
Section: 501