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Fall 2018

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OFT155 - Medical Coding I (CPT)

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Students are introduced to procedural coding using the American Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding systems. Students will learn how the CPT and HCPS coding procedures interact with medical billing in office and hospital settings. Prerequisites: OFT116. Additional courses are required in order to be certified as a Medical Coder.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to:

1.List the basic steps in CPT coding.
2.Explain the symbols used in the CPT manual.
3.Compare and contrast CPT and HCPCS coding systems.*
4.Summarize E&M Coding procedures in a medical office and hospital.
5.Explain details of documentation with regard to coding systems as it applies to a medical office and hospital.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.


Content Outline:
1. Overview of CPT Coding
2. Three Levels of Procedure Coding
3. CPT Manual Format
4. Basic Steps of CPT Coding
5. Evaluation and Management (E& M Coding)
6. Importance of Documentation
7. Overview of the HCPCS Coding System

Effective Term: Fall 2012