Coding is required to bill insurance companies. It also is used in the medical records departments of different medical facilities. Students will learn the different rules in coding various diagnoses in ICD-10-CM format. Those same codes are used for billing insurance companies in order to get the best reimbursement. In CPT coding, the students will learn how to code the doctor’s or the medical facility’s procedures/services. This course is a prerequisite for Medical Insurance Principles.
Two textbooks required:
1. ICD-10-CM Physicians 2019 or 2020 (Professional or Expert) any publisher
2. AMA Current Procedural Terminology 2019 or 2020
PURCHASE or RENT on your own.
(These books are to be used for Medical Billing so you will not need to purchase these books if you have already taken Medical Coding through LAVC Community Services).