CPT Coding and Documentation Standards* Microcredential
Students learn healthcare documentation standards, current procedural terminology codes and basic anatomy/physiology for accurate outpatient and physician-side coding, how to calculate ambulatory payment classifications, ensure coding compliance and accuracy, manage denials, and recognize good-quality data. Second microcredential in a series of three building knowledge needed for the American Academy of Professional Coders’ Certified Professional Coder exam.
* Microcredentials marked with an asterisk are eligible for part-time TAP financial aid.
Credit or Non-Credit
Number of Credits
Approximate cost with fees: $3,180 (NYS resident)/$5,460 (out-of-state)
Who is Eligible
Must have completed the Diagnostic Coding and EHR Basics microcredential or have approval from instructor.
Time to complete
Skills You’ll Acquire
- Current procedural terminology (CPT) code hospital outpatients, and inpatients and outpatients for the physician side
- Calculate ambulatory payment classifications (APC), write physician queries, resubmit coding denials, and ensure compliance and accuracy
- Recognize components of good quality data
- Familiar with documentation standards across the spectrum of healthcare facilities
Stackable to Credits
- Combine with the Diagnostic Coding and EHR Basics and Hospital Inpatient Coding and Quality Improvement microcredentials to be prepared to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders’ Certified Professional Coder exam
- Credits from these courses apply toward the Health Information Technology AAS degree
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