The Medical Office Coding & Procedures Certificate is designed to provide entry-level skills for individuals preparing for employment in the healthcare industry as medical coders, medical office assistants, medical secretaries, insurance billing specialists, or medical records technicians. The curriculum provides basics in diagnostic/procedural and medical terminology and coding, medical office procedures and the reporting of data to third party payers, insurance companies and government agencies for reimbursement.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
- Apply Diagnosis and Procedure codes according to current professional classification systems guidelines.
- Identify complete health record according to organizational policies, external regulations and professional standards.
- Analyze and interpret data and data sources for patient care (management, billing, reports, registries and other databases)
- Analyze managed care and accountable care strategies and their impact to the delivery of care.
- Obtain Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders).
Students will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of specialized duties with competence and understanding. The Medical Office Coding & Procedures certificate will prepare students for a wide range of entrylevel positions in healthcare facilities such as clinics, private medical practices, and hospitals.
An academic advisor will review your preparation in Mathematics and English with you. You’ll be guided to appropriate preliminary coursework to give you the greatest chance of success in this program.
For Further Information, Contact:
Wes Mullins, Assistant Dean