Nov 18, 2019  
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum 
    
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BTAC 145 - Introduction to ICD Coding

Credits: 5
Introduces the International Classification of Diagnosis code (ICD) diagnostic coding, the numeric classification of disease and injury, coding methodology, and guidelines. Demonstrates the importance of accuracy and specificity in code selection acquaints students with the different forms of medical data, and lays the foundation for advanced coding and medical record analysis. Students code from both reference books and the utilization of an online based encoder. Teaches students to assign valid diagnostic codes using authentic source documents. Provides an overview of Diagnostic Groupings (DRG’s) and other clinical vocabularies such as the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms,(SNOMED-CT).

Prerequisite: AP 100 , BTAC 125 , BTAC 126  and BTAC 127 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.



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