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OAT 243 - Diagnostic Coding

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Presents terminology, classification systems, diagnosis-related groups, and data-abstracting techniques using automated and manual systems. Introduces current ICD diagnostic coding conventions and guidelines. Builds practical application skills in code assignment from brief diagnostic statements to more complex coding scenarios and case studies. Course may be taken concurrently with OAT 244  Procedure Coding.

Prerequisite(s): HSC 105 ; and BIO 101W  or equivalent (BIO 140W   or BIO 152W  and BIO 153W  or BIO 171  and BIO 172W  or BIO 240  and BIO 241 )  all with a minimum grade of “C”.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives  

  1. Identify diagnostic terminology.
    1. Abstract necessary information from patient care documentation.
    2. Explain the critical differences between a diagnosis and a procedure.
    3. Use references to understand the diagnosis.
    4. Classify users of clinical vocabulary as clinical or administrative based on their role in healthcare.
  2. Determine an accurate code for a given diagnosis.
    1. Abstract necessary information from patient care documentation.
    2. Apply coding guidelines to assign codes from various diagnostic coding systems.
    3. Cross reference a chosen diagnosis code to assure accuracy.
    4. Apply coding principles to healthcare scenarios and diagnostic statements.
    5. Determine the various healthcare and classification systems that would apply.
    6. Relate diagnostic grouping to reimbursement grouping based on healthcare setting.
  3. Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the workplace.
    1. Participate in class.
    2. Follow written and oral directions.
    3. Complete and submit assignments on time.
    4. Participate constructively in activities.
    5. Display civility toward other class members and the instructor.
    6. Demonstrate academic integrity.

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