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Business and Information Technology Education
ICD-CPT Coding
This course introduces the basic principles and conventions of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) as well as Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding. It simulates the application of coding principles with examples and exercises based on actual case documentation.
Blake McCrabb
Foundations of Medical Office/Medical Terminology
-A-D Descriptions

Coding Process
-Identify the 5 steps to basic coding
-Determine the diagnoses codes for the following situations: surgery for a scar, and burn to a hand
-Determine the E codes for the following situations: vehicle accident, motorcycle accident, hair tourniquet, assault with a BB gun, and assault with a firearm

CPT Coding
-Identify and define symbols used in the CPT book
-Define and determine unbundling
-Determine which codes including modifiers that may be used for the following situations: emergency room physician splinting both arms, handling specimens for transfer between physicians office to lab, computer-assisted total knee replacement using fluoroscopic imaging techniques, follow-up wound care dressing, digital nerve block, unlisted mucous membrane surgical procedure, initial reducible inguinal hernia report and orchiopexy via inguinal approach, anesthesia for blepharoplasty, excised lateral ? of a toe nail with scissors and performed matrixectomy using electrocautery, and physician visit at nursing care facility.
-Determine which section of the CPT manual for the following: laryngoscopy, and injection procedure for a cardiac catheterization
-Define how anesthesiologists bill units of service based on time
-Define brachytherapy in reference to radiation oncology

Diagnostic Coding
-Determine the purpose of diagnostic coding

E Codes
-Identify when to use E codes

ICD Basics
-Determine the codes and sequences for the following situations: infected blister to the right leg, chondrocalcinosis of shoulder due to calcium pyrophosphate, and hyperphenylalaninemia.

Medical Billing
-Identify how CPT and ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing

Practice Coding
-Determine the diagnostic codes for the following situations: decreased libido, cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol dependence with continuous alcohol use, Pregnancy complications due to hypertension, late effects, Oat cell carcinoma of the right upper lobe of the lung with metastasis to the brain and bone.
-Determine the procedural codes for the following situations: laparoscopic removal of six intramural myomas with a total weight of 300 grams; transabdominal amnioinfusion; gastric saline load test; radionuclide ventilation perfusion lung scan; glucose tolerance test for five hours; hospital consultation with multiple substance abuse and mental health issues; critical care; rapid test to detect antigens for influenza by immunoassay method; physician visit for post-partum care for another physician; dilantin toxicity; rapid Strep-A test to detect Streptococcal pharyngitis; hypokalemia; administer a 1,000 cc IV of.45 normal saline; ER visit for sexually active 14 year old vaginal discharge, afebrile and denies abdominal or back pain.
-Determine which modifiers are used for unusual anesthesia,
-Determine the E/M codes based on the levels of complexity, decision making, and patient history
-Determine the code range for neoplasms
-Use the neoplasms table to determine appropriate codes
-Use the drug and chemical table to determine appropriate codes for poison and external causes
-Determine and define physical status modifiers
-Determine when cardiac arrest would be the principal diagnosis
-Determine E codes for vehicle accidents

Using the ICD-9-CM
-Determine the diagnostic codes for the following situations: admitted to hospital with staphylococcus aureus septicemia with systematic inflammatory response syndrome with no signs of renal failure or other organ failure, ADHD, and halitosis
-Define the purpose of NEC
-Determine the clinical findings that are indicative to congestive heart failure
-Identify the correct identification for ICD-9-CM
-Define the newborn period
-Determine the procedures used in the normal delivery code 650
-Match the diagnostic code to the appropriate procedure

V Codes
-Determine when to use V codes


Career Cluster Resources for Business, Management, and Administration:
Required Brainbench Certifications (or equivalent industry certification):
-ICD-9 and CPT Coding

Recommended Additional Brainbench Competency Testing:
-ICD-9 and CPT Coding (Hospital)
-HIPAA (Privacy)
-Health Care Industry Knowledge
American Health Information Management Associates:

-Certified Coding Associate

American Academy of Professional Coders

-Certified Coding Specialist - Apprentice
Recognized Primary Course Textbooks and Instructional Resources:

South-Western - Course ILT: Medical Billing and Coding: Basic
ISBN: 1-4188-1487-3
Delmar Thomson - Understanding Health Insurance, 8th edition, ISBN: 1-4018-9595-6

PMIC - ICD-9-CM 2007 Coding Manual, ISBN: 1-57066-413-7

PMIC - CPT 2007 Coding Manual, ISBN: 1-57947-791-2

PMIC - H-C-P-C-S Procedure Coding System, ISBN: 1-57066-414-5

Saunders Elsevier - Step-by-Step Medical Coding 2007, ISBN: 1-4160-0133-6

Saunders Elsevier - Step-by-Step Medical Coding 2007 Workbook, ISBN: 1-4160-0137-9

Elsevier - Virtual Medical Office: Mastering Medical Coding, ISBN: 978-1-4160-4736-3
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Business Management & Administration Administrative & Information Support Administrative Medical Assistant
Business Management & Administration Administrative & Information Support Electronic Health Record Specialist (EHR Specialist)
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