Feb 09, 2023  
Fall 2016 Catalog and Handbook 
Fall 2016 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIM 300 - Survey of Clinical Classification Systems (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: BIO 310  and HIM 202 
This course covers the historical development of classification systems for documenting diagnoses and procedures. It focuses on the application of current and future coding systems as well as coding clinical guidelines for diseases and procedures. Both inpatient and outpatient systems will be reviewed. Areas of emphasis include the purpose of coding, accurate application of coding principles, methods to assure data quality, and the impact of coding on prospective payment systems and Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) assignments. Compliance and ethics are stressed in each lesson.