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Raritan Valley Community College    
  Nov 17, 2017
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HITC 156 - Advanced Coding

(3,0) 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): HITC 152 - Basic ICD Coding , HITC 154 - Basic CPT Coding .
This advanced course will cover medical necessity, coding issues for specific body systems, and for general conditions.  Students should already possess a fundamental understanding of the CPT, ICD, and HCPCS coding principles at the start of this course. Intensive coding application will be achieved through the use of real medical records, case studies, and scenarios.  Application will include the use of an encoder. MSDRGs, APCs, RUGs, RBRVs, and the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) will also be covered in this class. This coding class requires hands-on coding skills, knowledge of basic use of applicable codebooks are essential.

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