This course expands student knowledge of coding and classification systems in order to assign valid diagnostic and/or procedure codes for medical billing and reimbursement required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) including the validation of coded clinical information. Focus is placed on the ICD-10-CM/PCS (The International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision Procedure Coding System), HCPCS I and II (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) and CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) classification systems. The course utilizes the professional standards for coding and reporting of diagnostic and procedural inpatient and outpatient services. Students will identify and apply coding characteristics, conventions and accurately assign codes to diseases, conditions and procedures.
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or ESL/REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II|
|The following courses must be taken along side this course|
|HCP/MAS/BIO 104 - The Human Body in Health and Disease; or BIO 103 - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology; or BIO 131 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 132 Human Anatomy and Physiology II. May be taken prior or during course.|
|HCP 224 - Medical Terminology. May be taken prior or during course.|
|HCP 226 - Medical Coding I. May be taken prior or during course.|