Course Abstract Details

XHIT-121, Basic Medical Records Coding

Credits: 3

Course Description

Basic Medical Records Coding is designed to provide the health care employee with a basic orientation to the coding principles and practices of International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). Topics include: medical record content and format, basic pathology of disease process, historical development of the ICD classification system, and coding of diagnosis and procedures records from a variety of medical specialties. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of HIT-111 or permission of the instructor. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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