The Medical Office Coding & Procedures certificate is designed to provide entry-level skills for individuals preparing for employment in the health care industry as medical coders, medical office assistant, medical secretaries, insurance billing specialist, or medical records technicians. The curriculum provides basics in medical, diagnostic and procedural 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.
- Analyze and interpret data and data sources for patient care (management, billing, reports, registries and other databases).
- Use billing processes and procedures such as claims, electronic data exchange, advanced beneficiary notice, charge master, coding and bill reconciliation process to support the reimbursement cycle.
- Obtain Certified Coding Associate through AHIMA (American health Information management Association), Certified Professional Coder through AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders).
Students should have English and Mathematics skills assessed. Deficiencies in these areas may be corrected by completing the appropriate developmental studies courses.
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 help prepare you for a wide range of entry-level positions in health care facilities such as clinics, private medical practices, and hospitals.
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