2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Aug 08, 2022  
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BTECM 255 Diagnosis Coding (5 credits)



Formerly BTECH 255

Course Description
In this course students will learn basic diagnosis coding for medical office and outpatient hospital billing using the current International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) publication and guidelines.

Student Outcomes
1. Demonstrate accurate and thorough coding by applying the official ICD-10 guidelines.
2. Explain the importance of accurate diagnostic coding in relation to quality of care, medical necessity, and reimbursement.
3. Verify that documentation supports the appropriate diagnosis coding and has been obtained from valid sources.
4. Describe the purpose of the ICD-10-CM code set.



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