MCD 213 - CPT -4 Coding I

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: BIO 101 and HSC 105; COREQUISITE: MED 115)

This course teaches the student to translate medical services, treatments, and procedures into a uniform numerical language to facilitate communication among healthcare providers and third-party payers. This course will concentrate on the 5-digit CPT codes and descriptors nomenclature in the areas of Evaluation and Management, Anesthesia, and Surgical Procedures. Healthcare Common Procedural Coding (HCPCS) and modifiers will also be emphasized. (Sp, Su)