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This course provides the student with an overview of the guidelines, rules, and terms for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding classification and the application of those rules to code patient services. A major focus of the course is to prepare the students to correctly code using the CPT manual. Students will learn how to recognize CPT symbols, use the CPT Index, use modifiers, and read an operative report. A laboratory component will allow students to develop skills in coding using computer software and sample health records. Co-requisite MDA 101.