Dec 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MA 119 - Introduction to Medical Coding and Scribing

3 Credit(s)

This course introduces students to basic ICD-10 and CPT-4 coding procedures. This includes abstracting from healthcare documentation/records and assigning alphanumeric codes to diagnoses and procedures. The course also introduces students to basics of Medical scribing in outpatient healthcare providers' offices.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: HP 152  or BI 233  with a grade of C or better.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Interpret basic coding rules and apply them when choosing a code for diagnosis and treatment
  2. Assign codes to the highest level of specificity
  3. Verbalize the benefits for the provider by participating in the VBP (Value Based Purchasing) Incentive program created by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
  4. Understand coding principles ICD-10 codes change often and the focus of the practice may also change. The EHR will require maintenance by personnel to include the correct code choices

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