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    May 18, 2024  
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BSTEC 228 - Medical Coding 3: Adv Coding with Practicum



5.0 Credits
Advanced ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS medical coding practice for outpatient health care settings. Application of previous medical coding knowledge in a variety of clinical health records coding scenarios to improve coding accuracy, speed, and proficiency. Prepares students for AAPC CPC® and AHIMA CCS-P® coding certification exams. 
Prerequisite BSTEC 118 and BSTEC 218 and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, BSTEC 106 and BSTEC 206.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose, use, and relationships of CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS code books and coding methodologies in the medical billing and coding process.
  2. Evaluate health record documentation from a variety of healthcare setting scenarios.
  3. Navigate coding books to identify and assign outpatient ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, CPT service and procedure codes, HCPCS supply and DME codes, and modifier codes.
  4. Analyze, and apply current coding conventions and guidelines in code assignment.
  5. Audit clinical documentation and coding accuracy to resolve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation, identify potential reimbursement denials, educate clinicians on documentation requirements, and resolve denials.
  6. Practice using automated coding software to assign medical codes.
  7. Apply ethical and legal principles of health data collection and management.
  8. Identify and describe employment opportunities and application processes for medical billing and coding professionals.
  9. Identify and describe the AHIMA® and AAPC® professional outpatient coding certification options, processes and fees.



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