Inpatient coding is required to extract the patients' information on their diseases when they get admitted in a hospital. You will have to understand the coding format, if you are willing to study hospital management in future. The hospitals follow a generalized coding format, also known as the ICD-10 coding format for their patients, and they maintain their patient databases based on that coding.
This coding format encompasses the disease category, its level of fatality and the subsequent billings involved in it. If you are willing to work in a hospital or especially nursing home, you must be aware of such coding format. This will help you to prepare the patient's report when they come to you for treatment. Since this course also encompasses the information on the billing systems of hospitalized and other non-hospitalized patients, you will also learn the legal practices and the recent regulations for such billings.