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Medical Coding Specialist (CRT.MCS)

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate presents a comprehensive study of both diagnostic and procedural medical coding using nationally recognized ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding. It prepares the student for employment as a coding specialist in hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, long-term and home health care facilities. Coding specialists are also employed by consulting firms, coding and billing services, insurance companies, and governmental agencies. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to pass coding exams available through national organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.


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FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
CIS-160 Practical Software Application  
3.0
MCS-040 Health Info for Professionals  
3.0
BIO-050 Basic Anatomy & Physiology  
4.0
AHE-044 Pathophysiology  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 13.0
Second Semester
PNC-053 Basic Pharmacology I (Module 1)  
2.0
PNC-055 Basic Pharmacology II
1.0
AHE-041 Medical Terminology  
3.0
MCS-050 Principles of CPT Coding  
3.0
MCS-055 Principles of ICD-10-CM Coding  
3.0
BUS-063 Medical Transcription (Module 1)
1.0
BUS-084 Adv Medical Transcription (Module 2)
1.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 14.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
MCS-060 Medical Ins Reimbursement  
3.0
BUS-141 Business Communications
3.0
MCS-065 Adv CPT Coding and Modifiers
3.0
MCS-070 Advanced ICD-10-CM Coding
3.0
MCS-075 Hospital-Med Coding Internship OR
MCS-085 Hospital Coding Cert Prep
1.0
MCS-080 Clinic-Med Coding Internship OR
MCS-090 Clinic Coding Cert Prep
1.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 14.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 41.00