NYSCAS: New York School of Career and Applied Studies

Office Technology and Medical Coding & Billing


GBM 273 Medical Office Management (Fall)
This course is designed to introduce students to, and assist them with, the study of medical billing and office procedures. Using International Classification of Disease, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM); Physician's Current Procedural Terminology, 4th Edition (CPT-4); coding systems, office procedures manuals and electronic billing software packages.
3 credits


GBU 099 Job Development Workshop (Fall, Spring)
This workshop will help students obtain skills in interviewing, resume writing, and writing business letters and reports.
0 credit


GBU 112 Introduction to Business Communications (Fall, Spring)
Provides a theoretical overview of office systems combined with the intensive development of communication skills integrated with Business English. Cultural aspects of communications in a multicultural environment. Case studies, oral presentations and problem-solving processes.
4 credits


GBU 120 Business Communications (Fall, Spring)
A comprehensive study of methods and techniques of communications in a business setting. Attention will be given to the mechanics of written English. Written activities will focus on memos, business letters, reports and minutes. An oral component will include oral reports and interpersonal skills. It is recommended that students take this course immediately prior to Internship.
4 credits


HIA 102 Medical Records Analysis (Spring)
Become familiar with the organization of patients. medical records. Learn the use of different forms and reports used in documenting patient progress. Identify the face sheet, discharge summary progress note, doctor's orders, the operative, pathology, laboratory, radiology and EKG reports.
2 credits


HIA 105 Medical Terminology I & II (Fall)
Develop knowledge and understanding of the language used in all aspects of medicine. Master the basic word structure of medical terms. Know the diagnosis and terminally used in determining patient care and treatment. Be able to apply the knowledge of medical terminology in ICD-9 and CPT-4 Coding for reimbursement.
4 credits


HIA 107 ICD-9-CM Coding I (Fall)
The course is designed to broaden coding knowledge and enhance coding skills by addressing specific coding issues within a particular area. The ultimate goal of the course is to correlate the diagnosis, symptoms, complaint, or condition and to establish the medical necessity required for third-party reimbursement.
Co-requisite: HIA 105. 2 credits


HIA 108 ICD-9-CM Coding II (Spring)
The course is desgined to continue developing a range of skills that combines knowledge and practice. It illustrates the application of coding principles with the examples based on actual case documentation. The concepts, presented in the course, will be understandable by learners and allow immediate feedback on progress.
Prerequisite: HIA 105 and HIA 107. 2 credits


HIA 111 CPT Coding I (Fall)
Students will learn and understand how to identify procedures for statistical information used in research and healthcare management. They will trace the process of communication of practitioner performing the service and the third-party and the proper way to determine an appropriate code.
Co-requisites: HIA 105 and HIA 107. 2 credits

HIA 112 Manual and Electronic Physician Billing (Spring)
This course familiarizes the student with computerized account management and helps develop confidence and skills necessary to become a successful user of medical account management Software. After completion of this course, the student will be able to work in any type of medical office and perform computerized account management duties within a short period of time. When the student understands the capability of the software to record keeping, then the student will be able to develop creative solutions to financial operations that will increase both profitability and efficiency.
Students will learn and understand and complete HCFA's required billing forms, including physician billing, balance billing and collection procedures. Third-party payment policies and follow-up procedures will be discussed in detail. Students will also complete insurance forms for hypothetical situations, will be able to explain different forms of manual billing, and will define general insurance contracts.
Prerequisite: HIA 105, HIA 107 and HIA 111. 3 credits

HIA 115 CPT Coding Advanced (Spring)
Students will continue learning and understanding the consistency and uniformity in medical record documentation for the CPT submitted on the claim form as well as requirements for specific level of services. They will learn more how to assist in establishing medical necessity for services and procedures performed by the physician.
Prerequisite: HIA 111. 2 credits

HIA 498 Internship
The purpose of this course is to provide hands-on inpatient coding experience to allow the students to begin to apply their coding skills to actual patient charts. The students will learn DRG methodology which is essential to correct reimbursement. They will also learn to use the DRG grouper. At the completion of this internship, the students will be able to read and comprehend an inpatient medical record for the purpose of coding and proper DRG assignment.
2 credits


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