Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
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HINM 155 - CPT Coding

(TP/SS only) CE

An introduction to the principles and conventions of CPT/HCPCS clinical classification system used in outpatient and physician office settings. Related topics such as ethical coding standards, federal rules and regulations, and fraud and abuse definitions/issues are included. Students should have a basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology in order to succeed in this coding course. PREREQUISITE(S): HINM 120 , and either HINM 115  or BIOL 130  and BIOL 131 , or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE(S): HINM 165 . Two hours each week.

2 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Describe and understand the format and characteristics of the CPT/HCPCS code books
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate terms in the CPT Index.
  • Identify the CMS required modifiers for hospital-based outpatient and physician office services.
  • Assess and confirm the Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes are based on encounter documentation using the E/M guidelines.
  • Apply knowledge of CPT conventions, format, symbols, and notes to identify the correct CPT code.
  • Summarize, read and interpret encounter/visit documentation and operative reports to identify all diagnoses, tests, procedures, and treatment modalities that affect the outpatient encounter.
  • Apply, interpret, and implement the information contained in the CPT Section Guidelines.
  • Define and state the purposes of a specialty coding reports
  • Apply unlisted procedures/services codes appropriately.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in CPT coding of procedures/services.
  • Identify and assign codes that conform to approved coding principles/guidelines.
  • Follow and adhere to ethical coding standards.

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