3 Credits, 3 Contacts

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary principles for properly coding diseases, conditions, and injuries. Students will learn and be expected to demonstrate the ability to translate written diagnoses into the appropriate ICD-9-CM numeric designations. Emphasis is also placed on coding compliance and adherence to official guidelines. Students gain an understanding to the importance of data quality and data integrity. This course will prepare students to successfully pass the AHIMA CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist –Physician Office) certification exam.

Prerequisite: ALH 218 Medical Terminology,
BIO 101 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology or BIO 210/BIO 211