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Fall 2018

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OFT255 - Medical Coding II (ICD 10)

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Students are introduced to diagnostic coding with emphasize on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) classification system. Students will learn how the diagnostic coding procedures, interact with medical reimbursement and office operations. Prerequisite: OFT116.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to:

1.Discuss the history and development of diagnostic coding manual.
2.Analyze the format of the ICD Manual.
3.Explain what main terms are and how to locate them.*
4.Summarize the essential steps to diagnostic coding.
5.Critique the importance of understanding coding conventions.
6.Explain ICD coding procedures with medical reimbursement and office operations.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.


Content Outline:
1. History and Development of Diagnostic Coding
2. ICD-10-CM Manual
3. Volume 2, the Alphabetic List
4. Process of Classifying Diseases
5. Conventions Used in ICD-10-CM
6. Essential Steps to Diagnostic Coding
7. Special Coding Situations
8. HIPAA and Coding

Effective Term: Fall 2012