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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:

Recommended course sequence

(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.


The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Medical Coding Exam Boot Camp

Prepare for national certification from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as a Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-Based (CSS-P) and or Certified Coding Apprentice (CCA), depending on background and previous experience.  Learn to apply coding principles to correctly assign diagnosis codes, physician codes, and hospital procedural codes. Textbook required. 40 hours. $129

43596

Sat 8/2–9/20 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  CEC 605


Electronic Medical Records

Increasingly, medical support personnel need to understand how to work with electronic medical records (EMR). After reviewing the history and standards of EMR, this course 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

43099 8/18–11/7 ONLINE

 

Expanded Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals

Learn the language of medicine, with emphasis on prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Students learn how to pronounce, spell, and define medical vocabulary for anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, diagnostic treatment, and procedures of various body systems. 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. 90 hours. $180

43594 TTh 8/14–11/25 6–9 p.m. NGM 101B

 

Terminology for Anatomy and Physiology

How does the human body function?  This course provides a basic overview of the human body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, circulation, and the immune response.  Students gain an understanding of how different systems within the human body relate to one another.  This course also provides the foundation to build your skills in the medical profession by focusing on the language of medicine and how it relates to anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, diagnostic treatments, and procedures. Textbook required. Registration procedures for online courses. 96 hours.  $180

43585     9/3–12/22 ONLINE  

 

Medical Law

Participants are introduced to legal issues that arise from the interface of medicine and law.  Discussions include the rights and responsibilities of health care providers, including HIPAA: involvement of local, state and federal governments; involvement of the insurance industry; and changes in the health care delivery system.  Recommended prerequisites include sound keyboarding skills, a basic understanding of and access to word processing software, and basic file management skills.  Textbook required. 24 hours. $74.

43595  MW 8/4–8/27 6–9 p.m. CEC 609

 

 

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