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C189
Medical Coding Associate (MCOD)
OCC 
Program Overview:
Delivering quality healthcare depends on capturing accurate and timely medical data; medical coding professionals fulfull this need as key players in the healthcare workplace. The OCC Medical Coding Associate certificate program will prepare students for the Certificate Coding Associate exam/certification (http://www.ahima.org/certification/cca.aspx).

Health information coding is the transformation of verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numeric or alphanumeric designations. The coding of health-related data permits access to medical records by diagnoses and procedures for use in clinical care, research, and education. Medical coders assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure by using classification systems software. The classification system determines the amount for which healthcare providers will be reimbursed if the patient is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance programs using the system. Coders may use several coding systems, such as those required for ambulatory settings, physician offices, or long-term care.

Program and/or Course Requirements:
Successful completion of course prerequisites is required prior to enrollment into this certificate program.

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Pre-Program Requirements
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BOC 1201
Beginning Keyboarding
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This course covers beginning instruction in keyboarding; drills for developing correct stroking and straight copy keying.

DAP 1201
Business Computer Systems
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A study of computer concepts, including the information processing cycle, file organization, data communications and operating systems and systems software. Applications software, including spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation software, computer communications, operating systems, and Internet access and use with business-oriented computer hardware and software concepts emphasis. PREREQUISITE: Recommended one semester of typing.

HEA 1225
Introduction to Medical Terminology
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This course introduces common root words, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on comprehension, spelling, pronunciation, ability to use a medical dictionary, vocabulary building, and common abbreviations.

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BOC 2262
Medical Office Procedures
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This course covers administrative duties and responsibilities of medical office assistants in physicians' offices and hospitals. Also presented are career guidelines and professional qualifications. PREREQUISITE: BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding or BOC 1202 Intermediate Keyboarding.

HEA 2264
Medical Insurance & Coding I
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The first semester starts with an overview of characteristics of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. The main content of the course will be divided into systems, or diseases to learn how to code in each type of situation. We will take a brief look at UB-04 and CMS-1500 forms. PREREQUISITE: Completion of HEA1225 Introduction to Medical Terminology or approval of instructor.

LSC 2111
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
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This course will study the structures and functions and cells, tissues, organs, and some organ systems of the human body. These systems include:integumentary, skeletal, muscular, urinary, and reproductive. Fluids, electrolytes, acids, and bases are also discussed. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will also be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: Two years of high school biology or equivalent or consent of instructor.

MED 2204
Healthcare Delivery
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The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the history and development of the healthcare system today. The student will learn about the different types of facilities, the continuum of care, examine the quality management process.

MED 2207
Intro to Pharmacology
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Practical knowledge of pharmacology will be addressed including: drug actions, interactions, indications and contraindications, side effects, dosing methods and procedures, and methods of administration of pharmaceuticals.

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16
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HEA 2215
Electronic Med Records Mgmt
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This course examines the functions of medical records personnel, the health information management department, filing procedures, processing medical records, assembling the medical record, analysis of the record, confidentiality issues and release of information, and other issues related to managing health records. The student will be introduced to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating health related information.

HEA 2266
Medical Insurance and Coding II
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The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the basic guidelines of CPT Coding and Classification System, sequencing of codes, and impact on reimbursement. You will practice assigning codes for procedures and explore HCPCS codes as well.

LSC 2112
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
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This course completes the study of the structure and function of human organ systems including nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, and digestive. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: LSC 2111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or its equivalent, or consent of instructor.

MED 2206
Intro to Human Pathophysiology
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An introduction to human diseases with emphasis upon etiology, symptoms, and diagnostic findings which will assist the student in interpreting information within the medical record. PREREQUISITE: HEA 1225 Intro to Medical Terminology.

MED 2208
Medical Reimbursement
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Integrates information about all U. S. healthcare payment systems into one authoritative source. An in-depth look will be taken at complex financial systems within the healthcare environment. Students will study and understand the basics of health insurance, public funding programs, managed care contracting, and how services are paid.

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16
Semester 3
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MED 2209
Advanced Coding
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Students will learn troubleshooting methods, resources for coding questions and research, and practice with case studies.

MED 2211
Certification Prep
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This course will prepare students for the coding certification exam. New coders earning the CCA will need to demonstrate competency in the health information field.

MED 2298
Coding Practicum
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This course is designed to help students bridge the gap between classroom and work experience. It provides a virtual externship that allows students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to on-the-job scenarios typically performed by a medical coding and billing specialist.

Term Total
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Program Total
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We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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