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HEIT 123 - Basic CPT Coding

3-0-3
Introduction to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding systems. The course provides an overview of the historical background, structure, and organization of the CPT and regulatory guidelines. The student is introduced to the general principles of accurate and complete health record documentation for hospital outpatient and medical office settings required for the medical and surgical services developed by AMA and CMS. This course also will introduce the student to the Official Outpatient Coding Guidelines. The course includes discussion of AHIMA’s Standards of Ethical Coding and the AHIMA coding competencies. The student will be introduced to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), reimbursement for physician services, and quality control methods. Prerequisite(s): HESC 111 and HEIT 203 and BIOL 161 and 163.



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