Course Content and Outcome Guide for HIM 273

Course Number:
HIM 273
Course Title:
Intermediate ICD-10-CM/PCS
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Course Description

Builds upon the basics skill sets learned in HIM 270. Provides continued skills development for ICD-10 coding of diagnostic and procedural statements utilizing applications of coding and reporting standards. Prerequisite: HIM 270. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Accurately assign ICD-10-CM/PCS coding as appropriate in a variety of healthcare settings.
  2. Ensure compliance with coding updates.
  3. Accurately code following coding convention, licensure and accrediting rules.
  4. Understand how to utilize 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