The purpose of this course is to familiarize students
with the basic concepts surrounding health records and introduce them to the
profession of health information management. The uses of health information are explored, and examples are
provided to illustrate the use of the health record as the basis for clinical
code selection and reporting.
Coding Basics is a self-paced program which will cover the foundational concepts in the coding and billing profession. Coding professionals abstract clinical data from health records and assign appropriate medical codes. These codes are used for reimbursement, planning, and research. Comprehensive training in inpatient and outpatient coding is provided, along with the necessary background courses in health record content, medical terminology, and disease process.
At the end of this course, students will be able
- Recognize the purposes and uses of health
- Understand how health records function in
healthcare delivery systems.
- List the certification credentials offered by the
American Health Information Management Association.
- Identify the mission and values of the AHIMA and
- Recognize key components of health
- Apply important documentation
- Illustrate the impact of computerization on health
- Follow the process of clinical code assignment
using the health record as a source document.
You must complete each item found on the main course
page to successfully complete this course. Completion is identified with a green
check mark symbol.
Each lesson has an associated lesson-level quiz
provided for review. You may take the quizzes as many times as you like.
However, note that you must achieve a score of 70% or higher on each quiz for it
to mark as complete.
Unlike the quizzes, you are only
allowed to take the Final Exam once, and you must
complete it with a score of 70% or higher to successfully
complete the course.
textbooks are required for this course.
**You will download three chapters from
Health Information Management Technology An Applied Approach - 5th
Edition from within the course. Links will be provided for
Note: Course enrollment includes one attempt to take the Final Exam. You must get a score of 70% or higher on the final to earn your CEUs and Certificate of Completion for the course. However, you will be able to continue on to the Course Evaluation or go back and review any of the previous content after taking the Final Exam regardless of score