Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
HIM 273
Course Title:
ICD Intermediate Coding
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Course Description

Continues skill development for ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding of diagnostic and procedural statements utilizing applications of coding and reporting standards. Prerequisites: HIM 270. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Assign ICD-9-CM/PCS and ICD-10-CM/PCS diagnosis and procedural coding as appropriate in a variety of healthcare settings.
  2. Comply with coding updates, licensure, and accrediting rules..
  3. Apply diagnosis and procedural codes following coding convention and rules as they apply to ICD-9-CM/PCS and ICD-10-CM/PCS classification systems.
  4. Use structures and logic when applying classification and grouping systems such as DRGs and POAs, RBRVS, ASCs, ACGs, etc.

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 and procedural 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
  • JCAHO documentation standards
  • Medical terminology