HSC 210: Medical Coding CPT

Class Program
Credits 3

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is a listing of descriptive terms and identifying codes for reporting medical services and procedures performed by physicians. The terminology provides a uniform language that accurately describes medical, surgical, and diagnostic services and thereby provides an effective means for reliable nationwide communication among physicians, patients, and third parties. This course introduces the student to this language (terminology) and challenges them to integrate the knowledge into the medical chart and therefore document necessity of payment for the appropriate medical service and/or procedure.
 

Prerequisites

HSC 100 Medical Terminology and HSC 130 Basic Anatomy and Physiology - both with a grade of "C" or better

Notes
Students must earn a "C' or higher in all HSC courses in order to graduate from the program.