Inpatient Coding, Classification & Reimbursement Systems

This course introduces students to the principles and application of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding system. The theory and practice of assigning diagnosis and procedure codes to inpatient medical records using manual methods and encoder software systems will be used. Accurate code assignments and grouping (i.e. DRGs) through interpretation of clinical documentation, the Official Coding Guidelines, regulatory requirements, and reimbursement methodologies will be covered.