Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


MDR-102 - Inpatient Clin Coding/Secondary Records (4 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: MDR100 and ALH140
This course includes the historical development of medical nomenclatures and clinical classification systems and their use in healthcare documentation, statistics, research, education and financial reimbursement through the prospective payment system. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) classification system in the inpatient setting is emphasized. Secondary databases such as patient registries and clinical indices are presented as data sources in the health care setting. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.


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