Medical Assisting

MA 134

Medical Insurance Coding (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course introduces the student to insurance coding guidelines developed for use with the International Classification of Diseases, (ICD-10-CM) and Current Procedural Terminology, (CPT). The course is designed to develop basic coding skills to record the services and procedures that are provided for the patient. The importance of accurate coding will be discussed as it is an essential part of reimbursement.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain why accuracy is essential in coding.
  • Break down how diagnosis and procedure coding tie together on the claim form.
  • Apply the basic guidelines and steps using ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes for a given diagnosis.
  • Analyze physician documentation.
  • Apply the basic guidelines and steps using CPT codes to determine the code of a given procedure or service.
  • Identify appropriate use of CPT modifiers.
  • Relate the importance of tactful communication skills with medical providers and patients to ensure reimbursement.
  • Utilize medical necessity guidelines for coding applications.
  • Apply medical terminology to all coding aspects.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; MEDICAL ASSISTING; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/28/2017

 134245658Medical Insurance Coding 3Frazier R$12.0029/31/0Open
R 06:00PM-08:54PMRC420
 134247808Medical Insurance Coding Hybrid3Rubio P$12.0025/31/0Open
W 09:00AM-11:54AMRC480

Spring; 2017; MEDICAL ASSISTING; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/08/2017

 134225652Medical Insurance Coding 3Frazier R$12.0022/31/0Open
T R 06:00PM-09:10PMRC420

Note: This schedule updates once every 24 hours. Please reference WebAdvisor for current status.

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