May 26, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIM 1254C - CPT-4 Intermediate Coding


Credit Hours: 3.0

All prerequisite courses are required.
Prerequisite(s): BSC2084, HIM1253C, HSC2531 with minimum grade of C
Corequisite(s): None


This course continues with the principles, characteristics, and conventions of OUTPATIENT coding with the current procedural terminology, (CPT) nomenclature and HCPCS. The course will consist of lecture and practical application of CPT/HCPCS coding as well as case studies. Students will apply coding skills using an encoder and grouper. Outpatient and physician reimbursement methodologies (ex. MACRA, APC’s, ASC) will be reviewed. In addition, the concepts of compliance programs, coding ethics, auditing and monitoring and compliance considerations unique to certain healthcare settings, CMS initiatives to reduce Medicare payment errors and high-risk areas for fraud/abuse enforcement will be reviewed. Emphasis is on coding practice.

Occupational (A.S. and A.A.S.)