Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HITC 104 Advanced Medical Coding and Reimbursement

The course offers an advanced study of the ICD-9-CM, CPT-4 and the HCPCS coding systems with emphasis on accurate code sequencing of complex medical/surgical cases. Students will use case studies, health records, and federal regulations regarding payment systems and methods of reimbursement. Students will work with both inpatient and outpatient claims forms to gain knowledge of the billing process. However, emphasis will be placed on coding in the outpatient setting. Students will investigate through assigned research reimbursement and coding topics including: DRGs, APCs, RBRVs, Chargemasters, Coding Compliance, ICD-10, encoding and grouping software. Students will use encoder/grouper software.
Pre-requisite(s): HITC 103 Intro to Medical Coding, Health Insurance and Reimbursement .
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
Offered Distance Learning: Yes
Credits: 3
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 3