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College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024
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HITT 1209 - International Classification of Disease (ICD)-Beginning Coding

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: Admission into the Health Information Technology Program; HITT 1102 , HITT 1105, and HITT 1106  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: HITT 1201 , HITT 1210 , and HITT 1211  

(formerly HITT 1209 and HITT 2108)

HITT 1209 introduces students to the International Classification of Disease (ICD) as used in diagnostic and procedural coding. Laboratory session focuses on the application of the related skills with accuracy and completeness using manual and computerized methods.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

When Offered: Winter semester only

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify health data structure, content, and standards.


  1. Students will be able to abstract and maintain data for clinical indices/databases/registries.
  2. Use and maintain applications and processes to support other clinical classification and nomenclature systems.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to interpret guidelines of clinical classification systems.


  1. Define and discuss coding applications in various health care settings.
  2. Demonstrate ethical application of diagnosis/procedure codes using ICD-10-CM/PCS
  3. Adhere to current regulations and established guidelines in code assignment.
  4. Apply policies and procedures for the use of clinical data required in reimbursement and prospective payment systems (PPS) in healthcare delivery.
  5. Validate coding accuracy using clinical information found in the health record.
  6. Resolve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to utilize information and communication technologies.


  1. Use and maintain electronic applications and work processes to support clinical classification and coding.
  2. Use specialized software in the completion of HIM processes such as record tracking, release of information, coding, grouping, registries, billing, quality improvement, and imaging.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Format and Conventions and Current Coding Practices
    1. Background of ICD
    2. Introduction of ICD
    3. Conventions of ICD
    4. Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set
    5. Coding Steps
    6. Coding Guidelines
  2. External Cause of Morbidity Codes
  3. Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Service
  4. Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-defined Conditions
  5. Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
  6. Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases
  7. Mental Disorders
  8. Diseases of the Blood and Blood Forming Organs and Certain Disorders Involving the Immune System.
  9. Diseases of the Nervous System and Sense Organs
  10. Diseases of the Respiratory System
  11. Diseases of the Digestive System
  12. Diseases of the Genitourinary System
  13. Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous-tissue
  14. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective-tissue
  15. Complications of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium
  16. Abortion and Ectopic Pregnancy
  17. Congenital Anomalies
  18. Perinatal Conditions
  19. Diseases of the Circulatory System
  20. Neoplasms
  21. Injuries
  22. Burns
  23. Poisoning, Toxic Effects, Adverse Effects, and Under-dosing of Drugs
  24. Complications of Surgery and Medical Care

Primary Faculty
Dunsmore, Kristin
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Mirijanian, Narine

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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