Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
HIM 273
Course Title:
ICD Diagnosis Coding
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Covers classification of diseases utilizing the current ICD coding system. Prerequisites: HIM 105, HIM 107, HIM 131, HIM 136. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Apply diagnostic codes according to current guidelines.
  2. Apply current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classification systems.
  3. Identify accuracy of diagnostic coding in a patient's health record.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate these learning outcomes by these tasks conducted individually and in cooperation with other students:

  1. Answer theoretical and application questions on information covered in the lecture, graded assignments and reading assignments.
  2. Demonstrate ability to accurately code diagnostic statements using proper coding conventions and rules.
  3. Assess coding accuracy of appropriate systems in a variety of settings using clinical information found in the health record.

Competencies and Skills :

To complete the outcomes in this course students must have skills in:

  • Health record content
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Medical laboratory tests and imaging procedures 
  • Federal and state regulations for health records
  • Reimbursement systems
  • Joint Commission documentation standards
  • Medical terminology