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.
An introduction and overview to health information management. The course will cover the history and the many applicable fields available to a health information management specialist. Students will explore the different areas of health information.
This course provides an overview of pharmacology and assists the medical coder to recognize drug forms, identify administration routes, therapeutic uses, read the prescription, identify drug categories, generic and trade names and associate drugs with clinical applications.
A medical professional's course in medical terminology. Students will receive word parts going over primary terms, then review structure, and functions of the body systems, so they can relate those to medical specialists, pathology, diagnostics and treatment procedures.
This course provides students with the opportunity to intern in a hospital setting. It provides supervised work experience coordinated with a healthcare systems related employer. A minimum of 62.5 hours of internship time is required for one credit hour.
This course provides students with the opportunity to intern in a clinic setting. It provides supervised work experience coordinated with a healthcare systems related employer. A minimum of 62.5 hours of internship time is required for one credit hour.
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