HITT240 Medical Coding/Billing Externship (formerly MEDA240)

Department of Business Studies: Health Information Technology

I. Course Number and Title
HITT240 Medical Coding/Billing Externship (formerly MEDA240)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
Completion of 120 Externship hours
IV. Prerequisites
Completion of all courses in the Medical Coding/Billing Certificate program with a C or better and permission of the Department of Business Studies.
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
Medical Coding/Billing Certificate students will apply coding/billing principles in a health care provider setting. Students will gain 120 hours of experience in International Classification of Diseases Coding Modifiers (ICD-9-CM) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems and related activities.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will
      1. prepare, analyze and report health information while maintaining confidentiality;
      2. manage information for cost control in a healthcare setting;
      3. classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures while respecting confidentiality of medical information; and
      4. demonstrate an awareness of patient confidentiality by respecting patient information and security.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Previous learned competencies in MEDA120, MEDA190, MEDA205, MEDA215, MEDA215, MEDA297, MEDA298, and MEDA299 will be performed while working in a medical facility assisting office personnel.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals will be based on employer evaluations and written assignments.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 10/04; Revised 12/2009; Course Number Revised 6/2011