Notes: Medical coders are among the fastest growing opportunities in the healthcare industry today! You will learn how to accurately code diagnoses and procedures on patient health records to ensure proper reimbursement. This course is designed to prepare students for the AAPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam (www.aapc.com). Textbooks required.
We highly recommend that you purchase books as needed. Medical books are revised regularly. Instructors will tell you which version you need for the next section three to four weeks prior to the start of the next section.***
Class schedule will be provided at first class meeting to show omit dates with breaks between each of the sessions.
Course Title: Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program
Instructor: Sarah Holmes, MAL, CPCO, COBGCS, CMM, HITCM-PP, CMCS
Target Audience: Anyone who would like to pursue a career in the healthcare field and prepare to pass the AAPC Certified Professional Coder exam.
Prerequisites (courses and/or assessment or tests): High School Diploma or equivalency and submission of healthcare application. You are required to take the Healthcare Assessment Exam, which will be administered right after the Information Session. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and internet are required.
Student Course Materials: We highly recommend that you purchase books as needed. Medical books are revised regularly. Instructors will tell you which version you need for the next section three to four weeks prior to the start of the next section.
Medical Terminology & Anatomy for ICD-10 Coding, Betsy J. Shiland - Current Ed.
ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook 2016, Nelly Leon-Chisen, 2016 Edition
Step by Step Coding (book) - Current Edition
Step by Step Coding (workbook) - Current Edition
CPT4 Professional - Current Edition
HCPCS Level II - Current Edition
Course Description: Medical coding and related occupations are among the fastest growing opportunities in the healthcare industry today! As a medical coding professional, you will be a valuable member of the team working with patients, doctors, nurses, and insurance companies to accurately code diagnoses and procedures on patient medical records ensuring proper reimbursement. This course is designed to prepare students for the AAPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam (www.aapc.com). There is a required Healthcare Assessment Exam. The test will be offered after the Information Session. Required textbooks not included in course fee. Information Sessions are held in July. New program begins in August.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
Use appropriate medical terminology to describe healthcare case studies
Correctly identify parts of the body and functions
Utilize ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding manual in case studies
Apply accurate coding guidelines when coding
Explain the rules for CPT and HCPCS coding
Apply accurate CPT and HCPCS coding to code patient services
Describe the billing process
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Teaching methodology includes lecture, discussions, power point presentations, real life experiences and case studies. Assessment will be based on discussion participation, homework assignments, quizzes, midterm exam and final exams.
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education certificate and CEUs, you must attend 80% of all class sessions, actively participate and complete a course evaluation. In addition you must complete all assignments and pass quizzes, mid-term exam and final exam with average of 70 or above according to the criteria below.
Students will have 1 midterm and 1 final exam at the end of the course and any other quizzes given by instructor.
Class Participation 10%
Homework Assignments 30%
Midterm Exam 25%
FINAL EXAM 25%
Students MUST attain a 70 in order to PASS the course Expectations of student participation: 1. Students are expected to participate in class discussions: it counts for 10% of student grade. 2. Students are expected to be prompt and on time for class. Attendance will be taken each class. 3. Students are not allowed to miss more than 2 class sessions. 4. Students are expected to follow the Clayton State University Code of Conduct Rules. 5. All HOMEWORK assignments are to be completed. Homework assignments will be randomly collected. However, they will be checked for completion PRIOR to class starting.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 214 hours
CEUs to be offered: 214
There are still openings remaining at this time.
Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.
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