Medical Coding Practicum
As a diploma participant, you are required to complete a medical coding externship that meets at the NYU Langone Medical Center or other sites set up by Applied Health. During this externship, you will learn to code inpatient and outpatient records in a training system and live, assigning ICD-10 and CPT-4 codes, as well as to calculate the diagnosis-related group (DRG) assignments. You will be assigned a complicated coding scenario for which you will identify documentation missing in the medical record, and you will learn to formulate a query to ask for clarification of unclear documentation, code the scenario, and use the information that is generated from the end coder to include in a portfolio.
You'll Walk Away with
- The ability to apply ICD-10 and CPT-4 codes
- The skills to assign diagnosis and procedure codes
- The knowledge to use and apply medical terminology appropriately
- An understanding of human anatomy and physiology