Apr 13, 2021  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

HIT 275 - Medical Coding Practicum

2 credit hours - 90 hours supervised, unpaid field experience.
Perform the medical coding practicum in a clinical setting or in the Virtual Laboratory. In the clinical setting, gain 90 hours of practical experience in a variety of settings, such as medical offices, clinical, hospitals or insurance companies. Observe and perform the coding of health data, the retrieving and analyzing of medical records, abstraction and interpretation of health data and managing of health data. In the Virtual Laboratory, under instructor supervision, participate in a virtual in-house laboratory, which includes a variety of coding exercises using authentic patient charts. Utilize a logic-based encoder that has ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding choices.

Prerequisite(s): MDA 116 , HIT 221  and HIT 222 .