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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
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SU2017
FA2017
BOC 1201
Beginning Keyboarding
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DAP 1201
Business Computer Systems
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HEA 1225
Introduction to Medical Terminology
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Term Total
Semester 1
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SU2017
FA2017
BOC 2262
Medical Office Procedures
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4
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HEA 2264
Medical Insurance & Coding I
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3
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LSC 2111
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
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4
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MED 2204
Healthcare Delivery
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4
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MED 2207
Intro to Pharmacology
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1
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Term Total
16
Semester 2
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SU2017
FA2017
HEA 2215
Electronic Med Records Mgmt
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3
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HEA 2266
Medical Insurance and Coding II
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3
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LSC 2112
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
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4
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MED 2206
Intro to Human Pathophysiology
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3
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MED 2208
Medical Reimbursement
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3
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Term Total
16
Semester 3
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SU2017
FA2017
MED 2209
Advanced Coding
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4
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MED 2211
Certification Prep
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1
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MED 2298
Coding Practicum
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3
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Term Total
8
Program Total
40


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