3 Credits, 3 Contacts

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary principles for applying the CPT procedural code that most accurately identifies the service performed. Students will learn and be expected to demonstrate the ability to translate documentation into the appropriate procedural code. Emphasis is also placed on coding compliance and adherence to official guidelines. Students gain an understanding to the importance of data quality and data integrity. This course will prepare students to successfully pass the AHIMA CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist – Physician Office) certification exam.

Prerequisite: ALH 111 Diagnostic Coding