Cpt/Hcpcs Coding II

MDC-120 : Cpt/Hcpcs Coding II

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Allied Health
Subject:
Allied Health
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3

This course is a continuation of CPT/HCPCS Coding I, providing the student with the knowledge and skills to code ambulatory procedures and services by applying guidelines, rules and terms for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding classification. CPT/HCPCS codes are used for reporting services and procedures performed by physicians and hospital based ambulatory departments. A major focus of the course is to prepare the students to correctly code case studies using the CPT manual or computer based encoder. Students demonstrate the ability to correctly use the CPT book or CPT coding software by recognizing CPT symbols, the use of CPT Index, use of modifiers and how to read an operative reports. Attachment III Students also learn how to use and report codes from the Evaluation and Management (EandM) section, Surgery section, Radiology section and Medicine section of CPT manual. A laboratory component allows students to develop skills in coding using computer software and sample health records.