HIT 185: Basic Procedure Coding

Class Program
Credits 3
An introduction to the basic coding guidelines of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) nomenclature. Students will practice the application of CPT/HCPCS codes, validating coding accuracy using clinical information found in the health record. Current regulations, established guidelines, and ethical principles will be studied and applied to coding cases. Encoder systems, computer assisted coding, and software are used. Web-based instruction. Prerequisites: BOTE 171 or BIOL 220. Corequisite: HIT 180, BIOL 221. (S, O)