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HIT:106Diagnosis Coding Systems I3

This course introduces current clinical coding, classifications, taxonomies, nomenclatures, terminologies, clinical vocabularies and auditing. Principles and applications of current industry standards for International Classifications of Diseases (ICD) and the relationship of Diagnosis-Related Groupings (DRGs) to coding will be covered. Use of computerized encoding and application software and work processes to support clinical classification and coding is required. Communication skills and techniques for the workplace are emphasized throughout the course. Students should enroll in HIT 107 in the same semester. Corequisite: HIT 107. Prerequisites: BIO 207, BIO 208, HIT 101, HIT 104, HIT 105 and Reading Proficiency.