AHM 231 - Introduction to CPT-4 Coding

Course Description

The primary focus of this course is to provide an overview of The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4) coding system. CPT is the coding system used to describe services provided by physicians. CPT is also used for services provided by hospital outpatient and ancillary departments, hospital emergency departments, and other health care facilities. This course also addresses reimbursement and compliance issues related to physician-based coding as well as the use of HCFA Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS). Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: Define terms, phrases and abbreviations related to medical coding. Apply Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding as they pertain to identification of procedures in medical practices. Describe insurance carrier reimbursement systems. Apply legal concepts to issues of medical coding.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: AHM 233, AHM 104, AHM 105