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Procedure Coding

Course NumberOAT 244
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: HSC 105 and BIO 101W (or BIO 101 equivalent: BIO 140, or BIO 152 and 153, or BIO 171 and 172, or BIO 240 and 241); all with a minimum grade of "C".. Introduces medical record documentation, procedural groupings, procedural coding systems, and coding practice using automated and manual coding systems. Builds practical application skills in code assignment from brief procedural statements to more complex coding scenarios and case studies. Course may be taken concurrently with OAT 243 Diagnostic Coding. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Identify procedural terminology.
Objectives:
  1. Abstract necessary information from patient care documentation.
  2. Explain the critical relationship between a diagnosis and a procedure.
  3. Use references to understand the procedure.

Determine an accurate procedure code for a given procedure.
Objectives:
  1. Identify procedures/services being performed in procedural statements and case studies.
  2. Choose the appropriate body organ and system procedure/service involved.
  3. Identify the most appropriate procedure code to the highest level of specificity.
  4. Determine the procedural grouping based on the healthcare setting.
  5. Relate procedural grouping to reimbursement grouping based on the healthcare setting.

Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the workplace.
Objectives:
  1. Participate in class.
  2. Follow written and oral directions.
  3. Complete and submit assignments on time.
  4. Participate constructively in activities.
  5. Display civility toward other class members and the instructor.
  6. Demonstrate academic integrity.

Determine an accurate procedure code for specialized coding situations such as evaluation/management services and pregnancy-related services.
Objectives:
  1. Abstract necessary information from patient care documentation.
  2. Make appropriate coding choices based on patient documentation.
  3. Effectively use the CPT and/or HCPCS indices.




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