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HIM 2211 Inpatient Coding

Introduction to principles and coding conventions for using ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS for coding inpatient records. Students should possess proficiency in medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Additional out-of-class assignments are required. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: HIM 2110 and Restricted to Majors

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly apply AHIMA's Standards of Ethical Coding to prove understanding of coding compliance, fraud and abuse.
  • Exhibit the professional behaviors, attitudes, and values consistent with and appropriate to the entry-level HIM professional.
  • Apply national guidelines to identify what clinical information is appropriate to code.
  • Utilize Alphabetic Index and Tabular List of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS to appropriately assign codes according to Official Guidelines for Coding and Reimbursement for correctly identified diagnoses and procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly use the 3M encoder to code inpatient scenarios and records and to utilize the various references, those supplied with the encoder and those on the Internet, to accurately code both diagnoses and procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly apply POA indicators and analyze sequence of codes according to inpatient coding guidelines to accurately assign MS-DRGs to insure appropriate coding and reimbursement for inpatient facilities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and physiology, disease processes, procedural terms, and medical terminology to correctly interpret clinical documentation.
Credit Hours: 4
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Lab: 2 hours
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Health Information Management
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Schmitz
Term: Spring 2024
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Restrictions: Restricted to HIM Majors
Course Fee: $45.00
Open Seats: 2
Section: 500
Open Seats: 2
Section: 500