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AHEA 120 - Intermediate Medical Coding

5 CR

Students gain an intermediate knowledge and application of medical coding including ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS, and hospital coding systems.

Prerequisite(s): Placement by assessment into ENGL&101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093, with a C or better. Successful completion of AHEA 104 and A HEA 106 with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair.

Course Outcomes
  • Explain a variety of coding systems, including CPT, HCPCS, ICD-9, ICD-10, as well as DRG. 
  • Differentiate rules for a variety of insurance systems and scenarios. 
  • Explain the impact of correct vs. incorrect coding on reimbursement. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to abstract both outpatient and inpatient medical reports. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to assign correct procedural and diagnostic codes to both outpatient and inpatient medical reports.

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