MEDR 1244 - CPT & HCPCS Level II Coding, 4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ( MEDR 1114 with C or better and MEDR 1132 with C or better ) and ( BIOL 2214 with C or better * or BIOL 2504 with C or better * ) and BIOL 4403 with C or better * and MEDR 1223 with C or better *

Level: Lower

This is a lecture- and lab-based online course that includes a study of clinical classification systems (e.g., CPT, HCPCS level II) and reimbursement methodologies. Topics of study include the use and maintenance of electronic applications and work processes that support clinical classification and coding; assignment of procedure codes using current nomenclature; ensuring the accuracy of procedural groupings (e.g., ambulatory payment classifications); interpretation of regulations and coding guidelines; validation of coding accuracy by using clinical information located in the health record; and use of clinical data for reimbursement and prospective payment systems.