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Medical coding courses teach the skills and core concepts necessary for seeking entry-level coding positions in a variety of health care facilities, including hospitals, outpatient facilities, physicians’ offices, nursing facilities, home health care, and hospices.

National Certifications: You may also elect to sit for certification examinations offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) at www.aapc.com.

Note: You must meet the respective organization’s examination criteria. Practical experience and a strong aptitude in this field are recommended prior to sitting for these certification exams.

Medical Coding courses are offered via traditional classroom instruction and/or in an online course format. Online course requires Windows (not Mac) for the required software. Students can choose to complete sequence by selecting seven online or traditional courses below:

The recommended course sequence follows (O=Online, T=Traditional):

  1. Expanded Medical Terminology for the Health Care Professional (O,T)
  2. Anatomy and Physiology for the Medical Office Professional (T)
  3. Medical Coding I  (O,T)
  4. Medical Coding II  (O,T)
  5. Medical Insurance and Billing (O,T)
  6. Electronic Health Records (O,T)
  7. AAPC/AHIMA  Medical Coding Boot Camp (T) – Suggested course to prepare for National Certification

Electives for Medical Coding (O=Online, T=Traditional):
Students may select from the following online/classroom courses as an elective:

  • Communication Skills for Health Care Professionals (T, O)
  • Online Introduction to Medical Coding (O)
  • Medical Law (T, O)

NOTE: You must have access to a computer with Internet connectivity and an active email address to take any of the online courses. Visit the information section to learn more about Medical Coding.

Anatomy and Physiology for the Medical Office

How does the human body function? This course provides a basic overview of the human body's systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, circulation, the immune response, and electrolytes. Students gain an understanding of how different systems within the human body relate to one another. Upon completion, students are able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. Textbook required. Recommended prerequisites include sound keyboarding skills, a basic understanding of and access to word processing software, basic file management skills, and familiarity with basic grammar. Recommended prerequisite course: Expanded Medical Terminology for the Health Care Professional. Textbook required. Registration procedures for online courses. 90 hours. $180

41051 5/19–8/14 ONLINE

Electronic Medical Records

With the explosive growth of electronic health records, medical support personnel need to understand and attain practical knowledge of the electronic health records field. This course reviews the field’s history and standards and provides practical training in scheduling appointments, tracking patient activity, ordering tests, charting patient vitals, and documenting office visits. Recommended prerequisites include sound keyboarding skills, a basic understanding of and access to word processing software, and basic file management skills.Textbook required. Registration procedures for online courses. 48 hours. $125

41054 5/19–8/14 ONLINE

Expanded Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals

This course provides the foundation to build your skills in the medical profession by focusing on the language of medicine and emphasizes prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Learn the medical vocabulary that relates to anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, diagnostic treatment, and procedures of various body systems. Students learn to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms. Textbook required. Recommended prerequisites include sound keyboarding skills, a basic understanding of and access to word processing software, and basic file management skills.Textbook required. Registration procedures for online courses. 90 hours. $180

41064 5/19–9/5 ONLINE

 

Medical Coding ICD-9

Using the vocabulary from Expanded Medical Terminology for the Health Care Professionals, you now learn to apply your skills in a coding environment. This course compiles and summarizes the official coding guidelines concerning the most common yet complex diagnosis coding issues. Real-life coding problems illustrating the issues are presented with ICD-9-CM solutions. Prerequisites: Expanded Medical Terminology for the Health Care Professionals and Anatomy and Physiology for the Medical Office Professional. Textbook and coding manual required. Registration procedures for online courses. 90 hours. $180

41072   5/27–9/8 ONLINE  

 

Medical Coding II/ICD-10

ICD-10CM/PCS (International Classification of Disease,10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System) consists of ICD-10CM for diagnosis coding and ICD-10PCS for inpatient procedure coding. ICD-10CM is used in US health care settings. Diagnosis coding will change from three to five digits and will transition to three to seven digits. Its current 17 chapters will expand to 21 chapters. ICD-10PCS is for the use of inpatient hospital setting only. It represents seven alphanumeric digits instead of the three or four numeric digits used in ICD-9CM procedure coding. Coding under ICD-10PCS is more specific and different from ICD-9CM procedure coding. In this course, students learn the conventions and guidelines, as well as how to apply ICD-10CM/PCS scenarios. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the concepts of ICD-10CM/PCS and have experience in medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. 90 hours. $184

41050 Sat 5/17–8/16 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

CEC 604


Medical Insurance and Billing

Are you new to the medical billing field? Using a practice-based approach, learn to confidently complete and submit health insurance claims. Realistic examples, case studies, and application exercises simplify the complex field of health insurance. This introductory course allows you to gain a practical understanding of the world of medical insurance. Textbook and online packet required. Recommended prerequisite course: Introduction to Medical Terminology or Expanded Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals. Recommended prerequisites include a basic understanding of and access to word processing software, the Internet, Must have working knowledge of computer skills.Textbook required. Online registration procedures. 48 hours. $125

41083 5/27–8/13 ONLINE

 

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