2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Office Coding and Procedures, C

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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:

  1. Apply Diagnosis and Procedure codes according to current professional classification systems guidelines.
  2. Identify complete health record according to organizational policies, external regulations and professional standards.
  3. Analyze and interpret data and data sources for patient care (management, billing, reports, registries and other databases)
  4. Analyze managed care and accountable care strategies and their impact to the delivery of care.
  5. Obtain Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders).

Employment Opportunities

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.

Program Requirements

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:

Sabrina Ward

Nora Blankenbecler

Wes Mullins, Assistant Dean

Program of Study

Eligible for Microsoft Office Word Core Certification upon Completion of AST 141

Second Year Fall

Eligible for CPC (Certified Professional Coder), CCA (Certified Coding Associate), and CBCS (Certified Billing and Coding Specialist) Exams upon Completion of HIM 253 and HIM 254

Total Program Credits: 52

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

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