Coding for Medical Procedures

The main subject of this course is the theoretical aspect of medical record coding. The student will be introduced to ICD-9-CM basic coding rules and conventions, sequencing codes and other coding principles. We will cover the CPT-4 Coding System Structure of the three levels of CPT-4, general guidelines for using CPT-4, basic steps to assign CPT-4 and understanding the sequencing and linking requirements. During this course the student will become familiar with the terminology in the procedure and diagnostic coding systems to use them efficiently and provide accurate descriptions of services rendered and maximize payment from insurance companies. (Lec 40 clock hrs/Lab 40 hrs)