This course is designed to expand student knowledge of medical codes used in billing and reimbursement with emphasis on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) II and the Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) classification systems. The use of diagnosis and procedure codes for professional services reimbursement and coding systems for reimbursement will be analyzed. The relationship between these coding systems will be explored as well as the coding systems used by non-physician medical suppliers and for durable medical equipment. Students will explore the components of the major insurance companies and their impact on billing and reimbursement.
|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.|