Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

HIT-291 Reimbursement Methods (2.5)

Introduces prospective payment systems for inpatient health care (Diagnosis Related Groups-DRG) and ambulatory health care (Ambulatory Patient Classifications-APC). Explores Local Coverage Determination (LCD) and the Resource Based Relative Value System (RBRVS). Focuses on fraud and abuse issues, coding compliance, and the National Correct Coding Guide. Includes practical application of diagnosis and procedural coding as well as DRG and APC assignment. Credits: 2.5, Hours: (2/1/0/0), Prereq: HIT-240; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

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