HITS-220 Coding & Classification Systems

HITS-220 Coding & Classification Systems

Course Description
This course focuses upon the application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions.  Students are introduced to principles of various classification systems with emphasis on the ICD-10-CM classification system utilizing manual and computer applications.
Student Centered Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will have enough information to help you:

  1. State the purpose of classification and coding systems
  2. Define coding classification terminology and coding conventions that relate to DRG (diagnosis related groups) assignment and reimbursement
  3. Identify the basic characteristics, conventions, and principles, of the ICD-10-CM coding system
Textbook(s) Requirements
Required Texts: None
Topic Outline
  • Introduction to Medical Coding
  • History of Medical Coding
  • ICD-10-CM Basics and Conventions
  • CPT Basics
  • ICD-10 Chapters I and II
  • CPT Modifier
  • CPT Evaluation and Management Services
  • ICD-10 Chapters III and IV
  • CPT Anesthesia Services
  • ICD-10 Chapters V and VI
  • CPT Radiology Services
  • ICD-10 Chapters VII and VIII
  • CPT Pathology and Laboratory Services
  • ICD-10 Chapters XI and X
  • CPT Medicine Services
  • Putting it All Together
Methods of Assessment
Your final grade will be determined based on:
Graded Elements Percentage
Forum Discussions     30%
Assignments     30%
Quizzes     10%
Final Assignment     30%
Total      100%
Extra Credit: IDEA Survey     1%
Extra Credit: Evaluation Discussion     1%
Description of Methods of Assessment
* Assignments and Quizzes *

You will have one written assignment and several practice assignments in the ICD-10 Training Tool.  You will also be given 4 quizzes made up of ICD-10 coding practice questions to assist in mastery of the material.

* Late Policy *

Assignments: Assignments are expected to be turned in on time. Late assignments will receive a 10% deduction. Late assignments greater than 2 weeks will not be accepted.

Discussions: At the start of each week, new discussions will be opened and past discussion will be locked. So, points lost from prior weeks cannot be made-up.

Discussion Rubric:
Criteria Description  Max. Points
Frequency Distributes participation across 3-4 days throughout the week creating a dialogue.  20
Initial Discussion Posting Posts well-developed, timely discussions that fully address and develop all aspects of the task.  20
Follow-up Postings Demonstrates timely analysis of others’ posts; extends meaningful discussion by building on previous posts.  20
Content Contributions Posts factually correct, reflective and substantive contributions; advances discussion.  20
Reference & Support Uses references to literature, readings, or personal experience to support comments.  20
Total Points: 100

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