AH 139 - Basic Diagnosis Coding
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course teaches the basic skills needed for medical coding. The course is an overview of ICD-9 coding and reimbursement issues.
Schedule: Fall and Spring. This course is offered in eight-week sessions, twice during the year. Sessions start at the middle of fall semester and at the middle of spring semester.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: AH 138
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None.
- Describe the use of codes and symbols found in the coding book.
- Demonstrate the usage of E-codes and V-codes as they relate to coding diagnoses.
- Correctly code diagnoses and the procedures that accompany them.
- Explain the fundamentals of correct coding and sequencing of diagnoses and procedures.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- The student is expected to complete all assignments and tests in a timely manner; assignments and tests must be completed in the order that they are presented.
- The student is expected to complete all section and chapter reviews, even though these will not be graded.
- The student is expected to communicate with other students and instructor via course mail or discussions when it is required.
- Tests cover the material in each chapter assigned. There are 8 tests total. To stay on track, follow the timeline below. You should complete 1 test each week. Tests will cover several chapters. The scores on your tests will be combined with the points earned on assignments to make up your final grade. You may use ONLY your ICD-9 book when completing tests.
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