SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 3:37:38 PMMA 169 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 169Title:  PROCEDURAL CODING  
Full Title:  Procedural Coding
Last Reviewed:2/14/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled24.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total40.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MA 68.4

Catalog Description:
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Students integrate their knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, surgery, diagnoses, and procedures to correctly identify services and procedures provided in a variety of medical settings.  They abstract information and transfer data to coding systems to obtain payment from third parties.  They use coding procedures and regulations to develop strategies and techniques which promote accurate reimbursement.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of ANAT 51 or ANAT 58

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students integrate their knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, surgery, diagnoses and procedures to correctly identify services and procedures provided in a variety of medical settings. They use coding rules and guidelines to achieve coding accuracy.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of ANAT 51 or ANAT 58
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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At completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Define and use procedure code terminology.
2.  Use the medical record as the source document for coding diagnoses and
   medical procedures.
3.  Use guidelines to appropriately interpret and report procedures
   and services.
4.  Select the name of a procedure or service that most accurately
   defines the service performed.
5.  Describe the use of CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) and HCPCS
  (Health Care Procedure Coding System) coding systems.
6.  Demonstrate the use of CPT system by coding procedures and services
   and unifying descriptors.
7.  Demonstrate the appropriate use of modifiers.

Topics and Scope
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I. Procedure code terminology
  A. Key Terms
  B. Format of terminology in procedure books
II. Use of the medical record as the source document
III. Use of the major procedural coding manual
  A. Organization, Structure
  B. Instructions, Symbols
  C. Appendices
  D. Index
IV. CPT coding of professional services
  A. Defining the encounter
  B. Coding steps
  C. Using the guidelines for each section
  D. Coding starred procedures
  E. Coding unlisted procedures
  F. General coding tips
V. Coding principles for services/sections
  A. Evaluation and Management
  B. Surgery
  C. Anesthesia
  D. Radiology
  E. Pathology and Laboratory
  F. Medicine

Assignments:
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1.  Read approximately 20-40 pages per week.
2.  Complete procedural coding exercises (50% problem solving; 50% skill
   demonstration).
3.  Analyze chart notes and operative reports to increase coding skills
   (4-8).
4.  Quizzes (2-5); final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Coding exercises.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Coding exercises.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, Short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Current Procedural Terminology 4, American Medical Association,
 Chicago, IL, 2004 (updated yearly).
Basic CPT Coding Book. AHIMA, 2004 (updated yearly).

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