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Health Information Tech/4: Diagnostic Coding System

This competency-based course is the fourth in a sequence of five designed for health information technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in diagnostic coding used in medical offices, hospitals, clinical laboratories, private and governmental insurance agencies, and other healthcare-related facilities. Technical instruction includes an introduction as well as reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the official coding guidelines of the two latest editions of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Specific sections of the Tabular List including infectious and parasitic diseases, neoplasms, diseases of the blood and bloodforming organs, endocrine/nutritional/metabolic diseases, and the conditions and diseases of the nervous system, eye and adnexa, ear and mastoid process, circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system, skin and subcutaneous tissue, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, and the genitourinary system are covered. Also included are coding conventions for pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium, congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities, injury and poisoning, external causes of morbidity and mortality, factors influencing health status, and codes for special purposes. Competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.


Enrollment requires successful completion of the Health Information Tech/3: Insurance and Billing (76-15-70) course.


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