2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Feb 03, 2023  
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BTECM 254 CPT Coding (5 credits)



Formerly BTECH 254

Course Description
Basic procedural coding for medical office and hospital billing.  Students will learn the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system and how to legally and ethically apply the system to various healthcare settings.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify the purpose and difference of the CPT and HCPCS Level II code books.
2. Apply coding conventions and guidelines when assigning procedure codes.
3. Explain how the levels of Evaluation and Management (E/M) services are determined.
4. Evaluate the medical record to assign the appropriate CPT, HCPCS, and International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) codes.
5. Utilize the various appendices of the CPT manual to complete a task.
6. Apply correct coding modifiers.



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