AHM 232 - Advanced CPT-4 Coding

Course Description

This course is designed for students who plan to work in the medical records department of a health care facility. It is intended to provide additional in depth study of coding principles, clinical topics, and case studies to increase knowledge and skills in CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) coding. The use of HCFA Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) is also addressed. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to: Code accurately a procedural statement, a physician's office visit claim, and an outpatient record, according to CPT guidelines. Recognize the economic and ethical implications of coding assignment on reimbursement. Determine if coded data is of optimal quality.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: AHM 231