MCOD 219C
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This course presents hospital ambulatory coding using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems for procedures and ICD-10-CM coding system for diagnoses. Ambulatory reimbursement and payment systems are presented including prospective payment system and regulatory compliance issues. The course will include an introduction to ambulatory coding and applying the principles to medical record documentation. The 3M computerized encoding and grouping system will be employed to provide experience in utilizing technology to select codes and to calculate payments for prospective payment systems. (Prerequisite: completion of Advanced Hospital Coding (MCOD 218C) with a grade of “C” or higher, or permission of the Department Chair of Natural Sciences.)