MED 151: Medical Billing and Coding II

Credits 5
Quarter Offered

This course gives medical assisting students advanced training in procedural and diagnostic coding and medical billing practices. Topics covered include ICD, HCPCS, and CPT coding and hospital and outpatient billing and coding procedures. This class may include students from multiple sections.


Medical Assisting or Medical Office Assisting Program Admittance

Competencies/Objectives/Outcomes/Methods of Assessment/Assignment:
Medical Business Practices
VIII. Third Party Reimbursement

  • VIII.P.1. Interpret information on an insurance card
  • VIII.P.2. Verify eligibility for services
  • VIII.P.3. Obtain precertification or preauthorization with documentation
  • VIII.P.4. Complete an insurance claim form
  • VIII.P.5. Assist a patient in understanding an Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

IX. Procedural and Diagnostic Coding

  • IX.C.1. Identify the current procedural and diagnostic coding systems, including Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems II (HCPCS Level II) • IX.C.2. Identify the effects of:
    a. upcoding
    b. downcoding
  • IX.C.3. Define medical necessity
  • IX.P.1. Perform procedural coding
  • IX.P.2. Perform diagnostic coding
  • IX.P.3. Utilize medical necessity guidelines
  • A.7. Demonstrate tactfulness