Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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HINM 165 - ICD-10 Coding

(TP/SS only) CE

An introduction to ICD-10-CM/PCS classification with considerable time spent coding diagnoses and procedures. This course will include exposure in abstracting and indexing diagnostic and procedure codes as well as retrieving medical information for research. PREREQUISITE(S):  HINM 133 , HINM 120 , and either BIOL 130  and BIOL 131  or HINM 115 , or consent of program coordinator. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly HI 215.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Summarize the historical development and disease classification and nomenclature, classification, nosology, morbidity and mortality.
  • List the organizations involved in the development, maintenance and publishing of ICD.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) by: recognizing the fourteen data elements; selecting the appropriate principal diagnosis and principal procedure for all types of patient encounters.
  • Show understanding of ICD-10-CM format and conventions by applying: the maximum number of digits in category and subcategory codes; defining the systems, symbols, punctuation marks, uniform abbreviations, instructional terms and related terms.
  • Identify the classification procedure for coding of symptoms.
  • Illustrate understanding of ICD-10-CM basic principles for diagnoses by applying: the method by which diagnosis codes are located; appropriate level of specificity, principle regarding suspected, ruled out, rule out or questionable conditions; principles followed for multiple coding and principle for “code also underlying disease.”
  • Identify appropriate codes for HIV/AIDS disease based on current approved guidelines; select correct causative organisms.
  • Summarize understanding of substance abuse and mental disorder coding principles by recognizing differences between substance abuse
  • Show understanding of coding principles related to respiratory system: determining appropriate use of codes for COPD, asthma, bronchitis, respiratory failure, CHF and pulmonary edema in specific situations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of ICD-10-CM basic principles for procedures by applying the principle for multiple coding; applying the method by which procedure codes are located for eponym, lesions and foreign bodies; recognizing when procedures do not require codes in approach and closure; recognizing when a surgical procedure is not completed or canceled and applying the appropriate code.
  • Apply understanding of coding principals related to the circulatory system by: distinguishing between rheumatic vs. non-rheumatic heart disease codes; distinguishing between different levels of hypertension and relationship to cardiovascular and renal disease.
  • Show understanding of coding neoplasms by stating or applying how neoplasms are located in the classification system
  • Demonstrate understanding of coding principles related to trauma by: recognizing an open vs. Closed vs. Pathological fracture and assigning appropriate code; appropriate degree of burn codes and determining the extent of body involvement; distinguishing between a non-mechanical and a mechanical complication to a prosthetic device of implant
  • Apply understanding of coding principles covering adverse effects and poisoning; recognizing the differences between a poisoning and an adverse effect; recognizing a late effect.
  • Identify coding principles related to obstetrics:
  • Summarize coding principles related to newborns.

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