Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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HIT 102 - CPT Coding

2 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 3 lab periods

Introduction to principles and application of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding System. Includes overview of CPT and CPT coding. Also includes the following CPT sections: Anesthesia, Evaluation and Management, Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, and Pathology and Laboratory.

Recommendation: Completion of HIT 105  and BIO 160IN . If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the history, purpose, and structure of CPT Coding System.
  2. Explain the organization, format, and Guidelines of the CPT code.
  3. Apply principles and applications of CPT to CPT coding.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Discuss the history, purpose and structure of the CPT Coding System.
  2. Explain the organization, format, content and Guidelines of the CPT Evaluation and Management section and subsections and assign CPT evaluation and management service codes for patient care.
  3. Explain the organization, format, content and Guidelines of the CPT Anesthesia section and subsections and assign CPT Anesthesia codes.
  4. Explain the CPT Surgery Section organization, format, content and Section Guidelines.
  5. Assign CPT Surgery codes from each Surgery Section and subsection.
  6. Explain the organization, format, content and Guidelines of the CPT Radiology section and subsections and assign CPT Radiology codes.
  7. Explain the organization, format, content and Guidelines of the CPT Pathology and Laboratory section and subsections and assign CPT Pathology and Laboratory codes.
  8. Explain the organization, format, content and Guidelines of the CPT Medicine section and subsections and assign CPT Medicine codes.

Outline:
  1. Introduction to CPT Coding
    1. History and overview
    2. Organization of CPT
    3. Index, appendices and symbols
    4. Sections, subsections, categories, and subcategories
    5. CPT modifiers
    6. The National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI)
  2. CPT Evaluation and Management (E/M)
    1. Overview of the E/M section
    2. E/M section guidelines
    3. Levels of E/M services, categories and subcategories
    4. Assigning CPT E/M service codes
  3. CPT Anesthesia
    1. Overview of the anesthesia section
    2. Anesthesia section guidelines, notes and modifiers
    3. Assigning CPT anesthesia service codes
  4. CPT Surgery
    1. Overview of the surgery section
    2. Organization, format and content of the CPT surgery section
    3. Surgery section guidelines and modifiers
    4. Surgery subsections
  5. Surgery Subsections Code Assignments
    1. General and integumentary system subsections
    2. Musculoskeletal and respiratory system subsections
    3. Cardiovascular subsection
    4. Hemi and lymphatic system subsections
    5. Mediastinum and diaphragm system subsections
    6. Digestive and urinary system subsections
    7. Male and female genital and reproductive system subsections
    8. Maternity care and delivery subsections
    9. Endocrine and nervous system subsections
    10. Eye, ocular adnexa and auditory subsections
    11. Operating microscope subsections
  6. CPT Radiology
    1. Overview of the radiology section
    2. Radiology section guidelines and notes
    3. Radiology subsections
    4. Assigning CPT radiology codes
  7. CPT Pathology and Laboratory
    1. Overview of the pathology and laboratory section
    2. Pathology and laboratory section guidelines and notes
    3. Pathology and laboratory subsections
    4. Assigning CPT pathology and laboratory codes
  8. CPT Medicine
    1. Overview of the medicine section
    2. Medicine section guidelines and notes
    3. Assigning CPT medicine codes


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22



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