Medical Coding Specialist Curriculum

Medical Coding Specialist Curriculum


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Medical Coding Specialist

2018-19 Curriculum Checklist

Medical Coding Specialist

2017-18 Curriculum Checklist

Medical Coding Specialist

Spring 2018 - Term 2 Suggested Course List

Medical Coding Specialist

Fall 2018 - Term 1 Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List


Required Program Courses

10530162
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces learners to the healthcare delivery system, and the external forces that influence healthcare delivery. Sets an understanding for the expectations and standards related to professional ethics, confidentiality and security of health information. Differentiates the use and structure of healthcare data elements, data standards, and the relationships between them. Prepares learners to collect and maintain health data to ensure a complete and accurate health record. COREQUISITE: 10501107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare
10530165
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Prepares students to assign ICD and CPT/HCPCS codes supported by medical documentation and official coding guidance to support appropriate reimbursement. Students will participate in CDI activities, including preparation of appropriate physician queries in accordance with compliance guidelines. PREREQUISITES: 10530184 CPT Coding and 10530197 ICD Diagnosis Coding and successful completion of COREQUISITE: 10530199 ICD Procedure Coding is required prior to taking Intermediate Coding.
10530182
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Prepares learners to interpret clinical documentation that they will encounter in a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on understanding the common disorders and diseases of each body system to include the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and results, and medical treatments and surgical procedures. COREQUISITES:10501101 Medical Terminology.
10530184
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Prepares learners to assign CPT/HCPCS codes, supported by medical documentation, with entry level proficiency. Learners apply instructional notations, conventions, rules, and official coding guidelines when assigning codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation. COREQUISITES: 10501101 Medical Terminology, 10530182 Human Disease for the Health Professions and 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology
10530185
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Prepares learners to compare and contrast health care payers, illustrate the reimbursement cycle, and to comply with regulations related to fraud and abuse. Learners apply prospective payment systems using computerized encoding and grouping software. COREQUISITES: 10530162 Foundations of HIM, 10530182 Human Disease for the Health Professions, 10530184 CPT Coding, 10530197 ICD Diagnosis Coding, and 10530199 ICD Procedure Coding.
10530197
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Prepares students to assign ICD diagnosis codes supported by medical documentation. Students apply instructional notations, conventions, rules, and official coding guidelines when assigning ICD diagnosis codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation. PREREQUISITE: Admission to plan 105301 Health Information Technology or 315302 Medical Coding Specialist COREQUISITES: 10501101 Medical Terminology, 10530182 Human Disease for the Health Professions and 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology.
10530199
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Prepares students to assign ICD procedure codes supported by medical documentation with entry level proficiency. Students apply instructional notations, conventions, rules, and official coding guidelines when assigning ICD procedure codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation. PREREQUISITES: Admission to plan 105301 Health Information Technology or 315302 Medical Coding Specialist 10501101 Medical Terminology, and 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology and COREQUISITE: 10530182 Human Disease for the Health Professions.

Required General Studies Courses

10501101
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
10501107
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UGRD
| 2 CR
The focus of this course is the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (EHR). Healthcare EHR security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined. Computer skills proficiency developed as a part of this course. PREREQUISITE: Admission to plan 105301 Health Information Technology or 315302 Medical Coding Specialist
10806177
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients. This course includes a one-credit lab component that supports the course objectives. (This course also provides the foundation, and is prerequisite to, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology.) PREREQUISITE: One year of High School Chemistry or one semester of lab-based college Chemistry, preferably within the last five years.

Total: 28 Credits


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