|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|HIT 234||Intermediate Ambulatory Coding||(2-2) 3 Cr. Hrs.|
This course includes theory and practice in coding medical/health records in the hospital/ambulatory setting using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Financing Administration Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). The student will use encoding software in the laboratory to code medical/health records. The student will analyze clinical data for the purpose of coding and reimbursement in the ambulatory setting including the physician office.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Use and maintain electronic applications and work processes to support clinical classification and coding.
- Apply procedure codes using CPT/HCPCS.
- Apply diagnosis/procedure codes using ICD-9-CM.
- Ensure accuracy of diagnostic/procedural groupings such as APCs, and so on.
- Adhere to current regulations and established guidelines in code assignment.
- Validate coding accuracy using clinical information found in the health record.
- Resolve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation.
- Use specialized software in the completion of HIM processes such as record tracking, release of information, coding, grouping, registries, billing, quality improvement, and imaging.
- Monitor coding and revenue cycle processes.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the HIT section of the current course schedule for availability.