POFM 1300
Medical Coding Basics

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description: Presentation and application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions utilizing various coding systems.
    2. Required Prerequisite: None
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Abstract information from health records for appropriate code validation; code procedures and diagnoses.
    2. Apply decision-making skills to ensure proper sequencing.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. The final exam must be proctored. (ask your instructor for more details)
  4. Course Requirements, Methods of Assessment, Assessment Criteria, Grading Standards
    1. Grading System with Percentage of Proctored Assignments:

       

      Proctored

      Not Proctored

      Assignments

       

      40%

      Exams

       

      25%

      Final Exam

      35%

       

      Total

      35%

      65%


  5. Information on Books
    1. ICD-10-CM:COMPLETE OFFICIAL DRAFT CODE, ISBN: 9781622024049
    2. HCPCS LEVEL II PROFESSIONAL 2017, ISBN:  9781622542048
    3. Green, Delmar/Cengage. 3-2-1 Code It. 5th Ed., ISBN: 9781285867212 (Official draft code books may be updated automatically by bookstore, check with bookstore)
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates. Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam Schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal Information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Student with disabilities

Course Content

 

Chapter Description

 

Week 1 Handouts and Intro to Moodle

Chapter 1

Overview of Coding

Chapter 2

Introduction to ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding

Chapter 2

Introduction to ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding

EXAM

Chapter 3

Chapter 3: ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Conventions

Chapter 4

ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines

 

EXAM

Chapter 5

ICD-10-CM/PCS Hospital Inpatient Coding

Chapter 6

ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Outpatient and Physician Office Coding

EXAM

Chapter 7

HCPCS Level II National Coding System

 

Final Review starts

Final Exam

***Disclaimer: Assignments due to change by instructor

 

 

Last Modified: October 9, 2017