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BTECH 175 - Medical Coding


3 credits

Prerequisites
AHLTH 150  and BTECH 132  or instructor permission.

This course is designed for medical office technology students and allied health professionals seeking to gain greater proficiency in medical coding. The course includes hands-on coding in ICD diagnostic coding, CPT Level I procedural coding and HCPCS Level II coding, covering a wide variety of medical specialties.

Theory Hours
2 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
2 guided practice hours.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Understand the proper use of CPT Level I procedural coding in the clinical setting. (Disciplinary Learning, Critical Thinking)
  • Understand the proper use of HCPCS Level II coding for durable medical equipment and supplies. (Disciplinary Learning, Critical Thinking)
  • Understand the proper use of ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding in the clinical and institutional setting. (Disciplinary Learning, Critical Thinking)
  • Understand the concept of ICD-10 diagnostic coding coming to the United States in the near future (Disciplinary Learning, Critical Thinking)
  • Understand the use of resource books such as medical terminology books, dictionaries, formularies, the federal register, Medicare compliance guidelines, carrier bulletins and other resource materials. (Disciplinary Learning, Critical Thinking, Using Resources)
  • Understand confidentiality in the medical setting. (Disciplinary Learning, Critical Thinking)




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