HITT297 Medical Coding (formerly MEDA297)

Department of Professional Studies: Allied Health & Nursing: Health Information Technology

I. Course Number and Title
HITT297 Medical Coding (formerly MEDA297)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
MEDA120 or BIOL115
MEDA120 or BIOL115
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course covers principles of the International Classification of Diseases Coding Modifiers (ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-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. Course Learning Goals

    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 and ICD-10-CM coding manual.
  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 and ICD-10-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 Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 11/98; Revised 4/05; Revised 12/2009; Course Number Revised 6/2011; New Core 8/2015