AH 142 - Practical Applications in Coding I
2 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course gives students the opportunity to analyze medical case studies and code facility based medical records using both CPT and ICD-9 coding methods.
Schedule: Fall and Spring. This course is offered in eight-week sessions, twice during the year.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: AH 138 and AH 139
Instructor: Michelle Schwegler
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: A packet of documents containing medical records to be coded. This will be mailed to the student along with their workbook.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Utilize CPT and ICD-9 concepts and coding skills to code medical records and other medical documents.
- Follow coding guidelines and sequencing rules.
- Apply knowledge of E&M codes, E-codes and V-codes.
- The student is expected to complete all assignments and tests in a timely manner; assignments and tests must be completed in the order that they are presented.
- The student is expected to complete all section and chapter reviews, even though these will not be graded.
- The student is expected to communicate with other students and instructor via course mail or discussions when it is required.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
Technology Required: Click here to view our technology required page.
- The student will complete each assignment before taking the related test.
- Each test will be completed online.
- Each test has a set time limit.
- Once a test is opened, it must be completed. It is up to students to be sure they are ready to take a test before entering it.
- Each test will have sections that require the use of the CPT coding book. For all questions that do not need a “code,” the student is not to use the CPT book.