May 28, 2024  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
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HIT 280 - CPT-4 Coding

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Course will include principles of Health Care Procedural Classification System Coding (CPT-4). Course includes advanced case study applications.
Prerequisite: HSC 114  
Corequisite: MAP 141     
Competencies
 

  1. Explain procedural coding
    1. Define HCPCS
    2. Describe CPT
  2. Demonstrate the use of procedural coding systems
    1. Summarize the CPT manual
    2. Review the HCPCS manual
    3. Give examples of appropriate coding scenarios for procedural coding
  3. Apply procedure codes according to current guidelines
    1. Identify classification systems for CPT
    2. Define coding terminologies
    3. Identify CPT symbols
  4. Assign procedural codes
    1. Assign Evaluation and Management codes
    2. Apply surgical coding guidelines
    3. Explain global procedures
    4. Explain bundled coding
    5. Assign CPT modifiers
  5. Evaluate the accuracy of procedural coding
    1. Demonstrate appropriate sequencing of CPT codes
    2. Discuss coding practices for appropriate billing
    3. Abstract procedural codes from medical records
  6. Demonstrate ethical coding practices
    1. Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements of medical coding
    2. Identify current issues with medical coding rules and regulations
    3. Demonstrate appropriate use of reference materials to facilitate procedural coding



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