Catalog 2017-2018 
    Dec 01, 2020  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MEDA 154 Intermediate Medical Coding

5 credits
Introduction to coding in ambulatory care settings using CPT, HCPCS Level 1. Common practices and problems associated with insurance organizations will be explored in relation to coding ICD-10-CM and CPT. Patient classifications and their relationships to coding assignment and finances will also be explored.

Prerequisites: MEDA 136  or instructor permission

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of basic insurance terminology, phrases, and abbreviations
  • Correctly fill out HCFA billing forms
  • Correctly code insurance billing forms using ICD9-CM/ ICD10-CM and CPT codes
  • Work effectively as a team member in the medical office setting

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 40