HIT215 CPT and Ambulatory Care Coding

Units: Prerequisite: HSC 277 Addresses the utilization of CPT-4 and HCPCS codes for hospital outpatient, physician, and other ambulatory services. Analysis of medical documentation and application of guidelines for coders and health information professionals. Letter grade only. This class is available as a Hybrid Class; instruction will be offered via Classroom and Internet.
Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Other Material Types:
Assessment Tool, Assignment, Open Textbook, Simulation, Syllabus, Tutorial, Video - Instructional
Saddleback College
Ambulatory care coding, HCPCS coding, CPT-4 codes, codes for hospital outpatient, codes for ambulatory services, analysis of medical documentation, application of guidelines for coders, CPT modifiers, symbols of the CPT, appendices of the CPT, CPT manual, HCPCS manual, terminologies, abstract data from medical records, appropriate codes

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Industry Partner:
CAHIIM. Provided consistent quality monitoring through maintenance of accreditation processes.
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (29-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
9hrs/wwek for 16 weeks
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
The quality review of the course and related material was performed by an individual with a Quality Matters certificate of completion for Independent Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR), and CSU certificates of completion for Course Redesign with Technology, QOLT, and Online Teaching and Learning. Feedback was provided to the respective faculty to make the appropriate edits and updates.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
Course Note:
HIT215 is the on-line version of this course and a part of the Saddleback College Health Information Technology associates degree program.


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