This course offers the student an overview of a coding system developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) to convert widely accepted, uniform descriptions of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services rendered by health care providers into five-digit numeric codes. These codes enable health care providers to communicate both effectively and efficiently with third-party payers about the procedures and services provided to patients. Prerequisites: AHC 20303 ICD Coding, PHT 12103 and PHT 12203 Applied Science for HRC I & II, AHC 13302 and AHC 14302 Medical Terminology I & II. Three hours lecture.
Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.