Medical Coding Specialist

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CIP Code - 510707

Mission

The mission of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Medical Coding Specialist is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide health information management services care to patients in a variety of healthcare settings.

Program Description

The Technical Competency Area and Certificate of Technical Studies in Medical Coding Specialist are designed to prepare students for certification as Certified Coding Associate (CCA) at the national level through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). These certificates will prepare individuals for diagnostic and procedural coding positions in hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, home care agencies, managed care organizations, and outpatient surgical hospitals. Both certificate programs consist of classroom instruction on campus and clinical instruction in clinic and hospital settings in the surrounding area.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) MCS: Medical Coding Specialist
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) MCS: Medical Coding

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and medical word research techniques.
Assign diagnosis/procedure codes using ICD-9/10-CM and CPT/HCPCS as indicated.
Validate coding accuracy using clinical information found in the health record.
Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct in the workplace.
demonstrate the knowledge necessary to pass the AHIMA Certified Coding Assistant examination.
Become employed in the healthcare industry.

Degree Requirements

Course

Course Title

Lec Hrs

Lab Hrs

Tot Cr Hrs

Clock Hrs

BIOL110/111

INTRO TO HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY and Lab

3

1

4

90

CINS101

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

3

0

3

45

HSCI110

MEDICAL TERM

3

0

3

45

MCS101

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

3

0

3

45

MCS102

BASIC MEDICAL CODING

3

0

3

45

MCS103

BASIC MEDICAL CODING LABORATORY

0

1

1

45

 

TCA – MEDICAL CODING

 

 

17

315

BUSN130

CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

3

0

3

45

MCS201

HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

3

0

3

45

MCS202

REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGY

3

0

3

45

MCS203

ADVANCED MEDICAL CODING

3

0

3

45

MCS204

ADVANCED MEDICAL CODING LABORATORY

0

1

1

45

HSCI105

MEDICAL ETHICS AND LAW

3

0

3

45

MCS210

MEDICAL CODING PRACTICUM

0

3

3

90

 

CTS – MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST

 

 

36

675