The primary focus of this course is to provide students the principles, guidelines and application of The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) 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. In addition, students will be introduced to Procedural groupings such as APCs (Ambulatory Payment Classifications) and RUGs (Resource Utilization Groups). This course also addresses reimbursement and compliance issues related to physician-based coding as well as the purpose and application of the CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS).
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
AHM 233, (AHM 104, AHM 105) or (BIO 150, BIO 151)