Description: This course is the second of a two-course sequence for Health Information Technology students. The emphasis is on advanced principles of International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the most commonly used classification system in the US for coding and reporting diagnostic inpatient and outpatient services and inpatient procedural services. Coding guidelines, conventions and reimbursement methodology are also covered. Advanced principles include Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) case mix derivation, analysis of compliant coding, documentation improvement for corect code assignment, hospital acquired conditions, and present admission indicators that impact the code assignment and revenue cycle. The student uses both the code books and computer software program.