Coding Systems III, Advanced Coding Lab

Course IDCourse NameCourseCategoryCredit Hours
MDCO 103Coding Systems III, Advanced Coding LabMEDICAL BILLING/CODINGHEALTH SCIENCES4

Prerequisites or corequisites: HSCC 100, 101, 111, 104, 105, 109, 110, MDCO 101, 102. This course is an advanced coding class addressing more complex issues related to ICD-9-CM and CPT coding.  Students are introduced to the use of the 3M encoder. Assignments focus on using real medical records.  Cox College has over 100 records including inpatient, outpatient surgeries and emergency room.  Students are able to use these records and the 3M encoder to code according to ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-PCS and CPT guidelines. The 3M encoder enables the student to analysis the record for DRG/APC optimization. The encoder has a built-in grouper which teaches the students about diagnostic-based prospective payments.  The encoder also contains a number of references including Dorland’s Medical Dictionary, Stedman’s Abbreviation Book, Physician’s Desk Reference for Drugs, Coder’s Desk Reference and Coding Clinic.