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Diagnostic Coding

Course NumberOAT 243
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: HSC 105 and BIO 101W (or BIO 101 equivalent: BIO 140, or BIO 152 and 153, or BIO 171 and 172, or BIO 240 and 241). Presents diagnosis as it relates to physicians' health insurance claims processing; includes decision making necessary for accurate diagnosis code choices, abstracting diagnosis from health care documentation, and using the current ICD diagnostic coding system. Course may be taken concurrently with OAT 244 Procedure Coding. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Identify diagnostic terminology.
Objectives:
  1. Abstract necessary information from patient care documentation.
  2. Explain the critical differences between diagnosis and procedure.
  3. Explain the critical relationship between diagnosis and procedure.
  4. Effectively use references to understand the diagnosis in question.

Determine an accurate diagnostic code for a given diagnostic term using the current ICD diagnostic standard.
Objectives:
  1. Identify the most appropriate diagnosis code to the highest level of specificity.
  2. Cross reference the chosen diagnosis code to assure accuracy.
  3. Choose and use appropriate V and E codes.

Determine an accurate diagnostic code for specialized coding situations such as pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, and substance abuse.
Objectives:
  1. Abstract necessary information from patient documentation.
  2. Make appropriate fourth and/or fifth digit coding choices based on patient documentation.
  3. Cross reference the chosen diagnostic code to assure accuracy.




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