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HITT 2109 - CPT/HCPCS, Outpatient Coding-Beginning

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: Admission into the Health Information Technology Program; HITT 1201 , HITT 1209 , HITT 1210 , and HITT 1211  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: HITT 2105  and HITT 2108  

(formerly HITT 2106)

This course uses Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) to prepare the student to code various body systems, disease processes and treatments in the outpatient settings. Billing and insurance procedures as well as chargemaster description and maintenance will be addressed. This course uses encoder and grouping software.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

When Offered: Fall semester only

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OUTCOME 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to interpret guidelines of clinical classification systems.

  1. Use and maintain electronic applications and work processes to support clinical classification and coding.
  2. Apply procedure codes using Current Procedural Terminology CPT/Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
  3. Adhere to current regulations and established guidelines in CPT/HCPCS code assignment.
  4. Use and maintain applications and processes to support other clinical classification and nomenclature systems (such as ICD-10-CM).
  5. Support coding accuracy using clinical information found in the health record.
  6. Resolve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation.
  7. Promote ethical standards of practice.

OUTCOME 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to interpret different reimbursement methodologies.

  1. Apply policies and procedures for the use of clinical data required in reimbursement and prospective payment systems (PPS) in healthcare delivery.
  2. Define and apply classification systems, such as APC’s, as required.
  3. Support accurate billing through coding, chargemaster, claims management, and bill reconciliation process.
  4. Use established guidelines to comply with reimbursement and reporting requirements such as the National Correct Coding Initiative.

OUTCOME 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able utilize information and communication technologies.

  1. Use specialized software in the completion of HIM processes such as record tracking, release of information, coding, grouping, registries, billing, quality improvement, and imaging.
  2. Use technology, including hardware and software, to ensure data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting of information.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Application to CPT Coding
  2. Application of the CPT System
  3. Modifiers
  4. Surgery - Integumentary
  5. Surgery - Musculoskeletal
  6. Surgery - Respiratory, Cardiovascular
  7. Surgery - Digestive
  8. Surgery - Urinary, Male Genital, Female Genital
  9. Surgery - Endocrine, Nervous, Eye, Auditory
  10. Radiology
  11. Pathology and Laboratory Services
  12. Evaluation and Management
  13. Medicine
  14. Anesthesia
  15. HCPCS Level II
  16. Reimbursement in the Ambulatory Setting

Primary Faculty
Iannucci, Jessica
Secondary Faculty
Dunsmore, Kristin
Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Mirijanian, Narine

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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