MBC 205: Introductory ICD Coding

online available

In this course, students will be introduced to the concept of International Classification of Diseases - Clinical Modification (ICD-10 CM) coding, including the identification of conditions to be coded. Students will learn how to apply taxonomies, nomenclatures, conventions, guidelines, and clinical vocabularies, such as the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT). They will be introduced to the process of transforming narrative descriptions of diseases into alphanumeric codes used to report patients' health condition/s and sequence these codes according to the guidelines. Students will develop skills on how to navigate the ICD-10 CM manual and identify uses of the alphabetic index and tabular list. They will be able to recognize and explain the sensitivities of privacy and security of patients' health information (PHI). Some materials may be presented to students through media sources such as interactive programs, YouTube videos, webinars and presentations.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; BIO 109 or BIO 111 and HSC 124, minimum grade "C"

Corequisites: MBC.215

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

    offered at nighttime

Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

    offered at nighttime

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 3/30/23

Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.

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Description Hours
Credits 3
Lecture Hours 45
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 45

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