HIT 205 - Coding Practicum
Supervised practice structured so that students gain practical coding experience in a simulated hospital setting. Laboratory hours: 6 hr/week for 5 weeks
Corequisites: HIT 204 Inpatient Coding System and HIT 144 Clinical Practicum I
2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Assign diagnosis and procedure codes using ICD-9-CM (both manually with the code books and with the encoders).
2. Validate coding accuracy using clinical information in the health record.
3. Compute DRG, POA indicators, and HACs using 3M coding software and Quantim coding software in the AHIMA Virtual Lab.
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