MCOD119C: Introduction to Hospital Procedure Coding

Credits 3 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3
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Provides an introduction to current hospital procedure coding systems principles in assigning valid ICD-10-PCS procedure codes, expanding on and further applying concepts learned in Introduction to Hospital Diagnosis Coding. Official Inpatient Coding Guidelines developed by the American Hospital Association are utilized for accurate selection of principal diagnosis and procedure and determining other diagnoses or procedures that will be coded.


Students must pass all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher.
Learning Outcomes
  • Explain procedure coding concepts and properly locate procedure codes.
  • Integrate diagnostic coding concepts and codes.
  • Accurately interpret and apply official coding guidelines for inpatients.
  • Differentiate between principal and secondary diagnoses in the inpatient setting.