AHP 105 - Medical Coding I3
Course Description: This course introduces the student to medical coding using the classification of disease and procedures according to International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) & Current Procedure Terminology (CPT-4 edition). Principles for accurate coding of medical records, including coding compliance and coding ethics policies and practices are emphasized. Technologies to assist in coding are incorporated to the manual coding process; students will complete exercises relating to preparation and submission of complete and accurate insurance claim forms.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of MAS 101 with C or better
Corequisite(s): AHP 104 - Medical Office Administration
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Discuss the history and current status of health insurance in the United States.
- Describe legal and ethical standards related to health insurance and health insurance reimbursement including both private and government plans.
- Describe the requirements for completing the CMS-1500 claim form
- Perform diagnostic coding (ICD-10) & procedural coding (CPT and HCPCS) for outpatient claims
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