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BSTEC 218 - Medical Coding 2 - CPT



5.0 Credits
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and HCPCS code assignment for procedure and evaluation and management (E/M) codes; current coding regulations, established guidelines, and validation of coding accuracy using clinical health data are emphasized.
Prerequisite BSTEC 118.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose of CPT II and III, HCPCS Level II, and modifier codes.
  2. Identify and describe the format, sections, symbols, definitions, and coding methodologies of CPT and HCPCS coding manuals.
  3. Identify, analyze, and apply current code assignment conventions and guidelines to outpatient and physician-based sections of CPT II and III and HCPCS II.
  4. Demonstrate the correct steps of code assignment using the separate sections of CPT and HCPCS coding manuals.
  5. Analyze clinical health record case studies and correctly assign CPT, HCPCS, and modifier codes for physician- and outpatient-based procedures, services, supplies, and durable medical equipment (DME).
  6. Identify and apply key documentation components in the classification and code assignment for Medicine, Emergency and Management (E/M), and Surgical services.
  7. Audit clinical documentation and coding accuracy and resolve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation.
  8. Identify, describe, and use standard medical coding reference materials.
  9. Identify and apply health information confidentiality and privacy policies and procedures.
  10. Describe and discuss the use and application of automated coding software systems.
  11. Identify and evaluate the importance of industry-specific professional associations and associated medical coding certifications.



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