Course Abstract Details

HIT-122, Basic Procedure Coding

Credits: 3

Course Description

HIT-122, Basic Procedure Coding, covers Basic Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) with a focus on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4) coding of operations and procedures (including anesthesia, evaluation and management, surgical, pathology/laboratory, radiology, and medicine) and HCPCS Level II codes. This course will also cover ICD-9-CM procedure coding, an introduction to ICD-10-PCS (Procedure Classification System), and the national Correct Coding Initiative (CCI). Prerequisite: exemption/completion of HIT-111, with a "C" grade or better, exemption/completion of BIOL 105 with a "C" grade or better. May be taken concurrently with HIT-115, but not before. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Previously offered as HIT-221; credit will not be awarded for both courses.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:  On completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

1. Describe the coding conventions and their meanings and restate steps for proper procedure coding. (PG.2) 

2. Select and apply appropriate modifiers and Evaluation and Management codes. (GE.2, PG.4) 

3. Distinguish between coding rules and guidelines as they apply to different procedural coding classifications in hospital and ambulatory settings. (GE.2, PG.2, PG.4) 

4. Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret portions of medical records including operative reports from multiple surgical specialties. (PG.1) 

5. Describe the national Correct Coding Initiative; recognize and correctly apply the edits. (GE.2, PG.4) 

6. Perform coding of simple procedure statements and brief coding scenarios using CPT-4, HCPCS II, ICD-9-CM and/or ICD-10-PCS. (PG.1, PG.4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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