Nov 29, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

AOT 8006 - Medical Coding I

Clock Hours: 84

Delivery Mode

Industry Certifications Certified Professional Coder exam through the AAPC.

Course Description:
The focus is learning the coding rules for the CPT, ICD-10-CM, and Level II (HCPCS) coding systems and then applying the rules to code patient services. In addition, a variety of payment systems are presented-DRG, APC, RUGS III. The medical topics of Medicare fraud/abuse, HMOs, and PROs are also reviewed.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  1. Distinguish among Medicare Part A, B, C, and D.
  2. Interpret rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  3. Locate information in the Federal Register.
  4. Explain the RBRVS system.
  5. Understand the framework of Medicare Fraud programs.
  6. Identify the major components of Managed Health Care.
  7. Identify the purpose of the CPT, ICD-10-CM Code Set, and HCPCS Level II code books 
  8. Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines 
  9. Apply coding conventions when assigning diagnoses and procedure codes
  10. Provide practical application of coding operative reports and evaluation and management services 
  11. Introduction to CPT
  12. Introduction to the Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
  13. Using Modifiers
  14. Understand and apply chapter specific codes for anesthesia
  15. Understand and apply chapter specific codes for surgery guidelines and general surgery