Oct 02, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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AHMS 210 - Basic Medical Coding

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): AHMS 144 .
This course introduces basic coding information for CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9-CM coding sets, focusing on learning guidelines and assigning CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9-CM codes to a wide range of abbreviated coding scenarios covering different body systems and medical specialties. Complete source documents will be used periodically and AHIMA’s Standards of Ethical Coding will be reviewed. Basic billing & reimbursement issues will be discussed. (Coding will be taught for the physician reimbursement, not the facility, so ICD-9-CM will not be covered. These are covered in the Intermediate Coding classes.) (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Extract necessary information from the medical record to find Diagnosis and Procedure.
  • Use the Index and Tabular List in the code book to find the Diagnosis code that will prove medical necessity.
  • Use the Index and Tabular List in the code book to find Procedure Code associated with the diagnosis and procedure.
  • Analyze and accurately interpret evidence to make appropriate decisions based on professional standards.

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