HIT221 ICD Diagnostic Coding

Units: Prerequisite: HSC 277 Provides overview of the organization and format of the ICD diagnostic coding and its role in the Prospective Payment System. Provides instruction in diagnostic coding of health records by applying ICD guidelines. Students will use specialized software for the completion of the HIM processes with emphasis on encoders and groupers. This class is available as an Internet Class; instruction will be offered via the Internet.
Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Other Material Types:
Assessment Tool, Assignment, Open Textbook, Presentation, Quiz/Test, Reference Material, Simulation, Syllabus, Tutorial, Video - Instructional
Saddleback College
ICD diagnostic coding, format of the International Classification of Disease, Clinical modification (ICD), role of diagnostic coding, prospective payment system, instruction in diagnostic coding of health records, applying ICD guidelines, health information management, HIM, encoders and groupers for diagnostic codingclassifications and nomenclatures, overview of ICD diagnostic coding, basic steps in diagnostic coding, analysis of medical reports, infectious and parasitic diseases, neoplasms, endocrine, nutritional diseases, neurodevelopmental disorders, metabolic diseases, diseases of the nervous system, diseases of the eye and adnexa, diseases of the ear and the mastoid process, diseases of the circulatory system

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
CAHIIM. Provided consistent quality monitoring through maintenance of the accreditation process.
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (29-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
12hrs for 16 weeks
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
The quality review of the course and related material was performed by an individual with a Quality Matters certificate of completion for Independent Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR), and CSU certificates of completion for Course Redesign with Technology, QOLT, and Online Teaching and Learning. Feedback was provided to the respective faculty to make the appropriate edits and updates.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
Course Note:
HIT221 is the on-line version of this course and a part of the Saddleback College Health Information Technology associates degree program.


Accessibility Features:
  • Text Access - Text to Speech
  • Text Adjust - Compatible
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Order - Digital resource layout
  • Structural Markup - Navigation Text
  • Structural Markup - Lists
  • Table Markup
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active
  • Colors Compatible With Assistive Technology
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Language - Passage Markup
  • Synchronized Text Track
  • Transcript Provided With Audio Content
  • Non Flickering Content
  • Interactive - Keyboard
  • Interactive - Markup
  • Interactive - Text prompts

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