MCO 121 ICD CM Coding
3 Credits (3 Lecture, 0 Lab, 0 Shop)
3 Hrs/Wk (3Hrs. Lecture) *15 wks
Medical coding is defined as the translation of diagnosis, procedures, services and supplies into numeric and/or alpha numeric characters for universal use in reporting and reimbursement. This course provides an introduction to the ICD-CM coding system (International Classification of Diseases, current Revision, Clinical Modification) introducing the student to specific coding issues within each body system and disease processes. This course is the stepping stone into the world of clinical coding and is utilized throughout the United States. Co-requisites: BIO 105 or BIO 117/118 and MET 111.