Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
HIM 276
Course Title:
Coding Capstone
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
60
Special Fee:
$24.00

Course Description

Includes the application of all ICD and CPT code systems in the appropriate settings. Uses case-summary coding exercises for enhanced learning. Prerequisites: HIM 270, HIM 273, HIM 275.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Apply diagnosis and procedure codes following current guidelines.
  2. Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding.
  3. Apply diagnostic and procedural groupings.
  4. Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural groupings.
  5. Determine accuracy of computer assisted coding assignment and recommend corrective action.
  6. Create physician queries to resolve data and coding discrepancies.
  7. Utilize software in the completion of coding tasks.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

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

  •   Successful completion of assignments as outlined on the lab schedule.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Competencies and skills:
 

  • Critical thinking skills
  •  Medical terminology
  •  Anatomy and physiology
  •  Pathophysiology
  • Health record content
  •  Laboratory testing
  •  Medical imaging
  • ICD Diagnostic and Procedural Coding
  • CPT Coding