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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Allied Business Schools, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Medical Coding

Location: 
Various, distance learning format.
Length: 
210 hours.
Dates: 

March 2007 - December 2014.

Learner Outcomes: 
Students will be able to: outline Medicare Parts A,B,C, and D, locate information in the Federal Register, identify major elements of PROs, list components of the RBRVS system, identify HIPAA approved code sets used to report diagnoses and services, define Medicare fraud and abuse, list major components of managed care programs, explain and apply coding conventions of ICD-9-CM, outline characteristics of ICD-9-CM Volumes 1, 2, and 3, apply ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, identify first-listed diagnosis, annotate outpatient coding and reporting guidelines, utilize ICD-9-CM to code diagnoses and procedures, defend the importance of determining the highest level of specificity, compare differences between chronic and acute conditions and residual and late effects, list eight steps to accurate coding, identify major features of Level II National Codes (HCPCS), correctly place CPT codes on the CMS-1500 claim form, apply key components and contributing factors to E/M code assignment, list components of a surgical package, calculate area and degree of burns, determine types of fracture treatments, list elements of endoscopic procedures, correctly select codes based on surgical approach (repair, excision, incision, removal).
Instruction: 
This course provides students with necessary skills for employment as a medical coding specialist. Methods of instruction are: reading assignments, module exercises and practice, quizzes, and final exam. Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division associate/baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Medical Coding (3/12).

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