HITT299 Advanced Diagnostic Coding (formerly MEDA299)

Department of Professional Studies: Health Information Technology

I. Course Number and Title
HITT299 Advanced Diagnostic Coding (formerly MEDA299)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
HITT297 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
The ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding systems are practiced. Content and purposes of disease and procedure indexes are reviewed, as well as the purposes of abstracting from patient medical records. Implications of DRGs and their relationship to coding assignments and financing of hospital care are examined. Tumor registries are discussed.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding techniques by utilizing the alphabetic and tabular structures of Volumes 1 and 2 of the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding manual;
    2. identify both principal and secondary ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM diagnoses;
    3. identify both principal and secondary ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM procedures; and
    4. identify and explain the major coding issues and concerns for different diseases, disorders, organs, systems, tissues, surgery, injuries, burns, etc., by using an ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Coding Manual and an ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Coding Handbook.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. diseases of the genitourinary system
    2. diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    3. disease of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    4. endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases and immunity disorders
    5. mental disorders
    6. diseases of the nervous system and sense organs
    7. complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
    8. abortion and ectopic pregnancy
    9. congenital anomalies
    10. perinatal conditions
    11. diseases of the circulatory system
    12. neoplasms
    13. injuries
    14. burns
    15. poisoning and adverse effects of drugs
    16. complications of surgery and medical care
    17. DRG overview
    18. ICD-10
    19. strengthen understanding of relevant terminology
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance-based tasks and projects.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 10/04; Revised 12/2009; Course number revised 6/2011; New Core 8/2015