Nov 16, 2018
HIM 260 - CPT Coding
Provides health information management students with the basic knowledge they need to recognize and assign CPT codes to real-world cases. Students will also gain an understanding of why CPT codes are an important aspect of billing for healthcare services and reimbursement for services provided.
Prerequisites & Notes
Anatomy & Physiology, HA 205, HIM 210, HIM 211, HIM 212
12 weekly lessons and a final
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate competencies at the appropriate skill and knowledge level:
- Apply CPT coding conventions and national CPT guidelines to correctly assign procedures and services codes to operative reports, clinic notes, and other medical record documentation, achieving at least 90% accuracy rate.
- Demonstrate ability to correctly sequence CPT codes according to federal, AMA, and other applicable coding and billing guidelines.
- Understand the differences between billing for physician professional services and facility services when assigning CPT codes.
- Utilize important medical and CPT coding references.
- Describe the concept of medical necessity and the importance of the link between ICD-9-CM and CPT in coding patient records.
- Demonstrate an understanding of HCPCS Level II basics.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) and the differences between coding for physicians (professional fee coding) and hospital outpatients (facility coding).
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