Sep 19, 2021  
2017 - 2018 Catalog 
    
2017 - 2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

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HEIT 212 - Advanced Coding

3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 3 credit hours
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 student will advance to coding more complex surgical scenarios and case studies utilizing an encoder/grouper to assign ICD-10-CM and CPT/HCPCs codes. The student is introduced to procedure based payment systems, including RBRVS, E&M, APC assignments, and the impact that coding quality, documentation, and sequencing have on reimbursement. Prerequisite(s): HESC 111, HEIT 103, HEIT 203,  BIOL 251, BIOL 253, BIOL 252, and BIOL 254.



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