Apr 25, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

AHP 105 - Medical Coding I


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
Note(s): N/A

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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