EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience
45 hours (5 weeks).
November 2015 – December 2018.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: assign ICD‐10‐CM codes by applying “Diagnostic Coding and Reporting Guidelines”; assign ICD‐10‐PCS codes by applying guidelines based on the coding and sequencing instructions in the Tables, Index and Definitions of ICD‐10‐PCS; interpret ICD‐10‐CM conventions, formats, instructional notations, tables, and definitions to select diagnoses, conditions, or other reasons for the encounter that require coding; sequence diagnoses and other reasons for encounter according to notations and conventions of the classification system and standard data set definitions (UHDDS); determine if signs, symptoms, or manifestations require separate code assignments; identify patient encounter type to assign ICD‐10‐CM codes (inpatient versus outpatient); and select the diagnoses that require coding according to current coding and reporting requirements for both inpatient and outpatient services.
Instruction is offered via traditional classroom format consisting of interactive lectures, in-class demonstrations, proctored skills applications/lab activities, and proctored testing. Topics include: a study of the coding and classifications of diseases, symptoms, operations and inpatient procedures according to the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM/PCS), the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Format and Conventions, official guidelines for Coding and Reporting, and steps to diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding and assignment of diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes.
In the associate degree/certificate category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate division category, 3 semester hours in Medical Administrative Technology, Medical Billing and Coding Certificate, Professional Coder Certification Course, Health Information Management, Medical Coder Certificate Insurance Billing and Coding Certificate, or as part of an Associate Degree in General Technology (11/15).