HITT297 Medical Coding (formerly MEDA297)

Department of Business Studies: Health Information Technology

I. Course Number and Title
HITT297 Medical Coding (formerly MEDA297)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
MEDA120 or BIOL115
Corequisites
MEDA120 or BIOL115
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course covers principles of the International Classification of Diseases Coding Modifiers (ICD-9-CM), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and third party reimbursement. Students are provided with the fundamentals of a classification coding system used in health care industries.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will
      1. demonstrate an understanding of CPT coding techniques; and
      2. demonstrate an understanding of the alphabetic and tabular structures of Volumes 1 and 2 of the ICD-9-CM coding manual.

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

    1. introduction to current procedural terminology (CPT) and HCPCS codes
    2. introduction to ICD-9-CM codes
    3. evaluation and management
    4. anesthesia and surgery
    5. radiology and pathology/laboratory
    6. medicine
    7. coding guidelines
    8. third-party reimbursement
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.

    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 - 11/98; Revised 4/05; Revised 12/2009; Course Number Revised 6/2011