HIM 255 - Health Data Classification Systems II: CPT at Lord Fairfax Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

Focuses on procedure classification using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). This system is currently utilized for collecting health data for the purposes of statistical research and financial reporting.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits

General Course Purpose

Required for the Medical Records Coder Career Studies Certificate and Health Information Management AAS, this course is designed to introduce students to the CPT classification system. The course also focuses on official coding guidelines, Content Management System (CMS) Compliance Plan, Correct Coding Initiative, coding resources (official publications and vendor supported publications), and ethical issues in coding and classification

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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