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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.

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Semester 1
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FA2019
SP2020
BOC 1201
Beginning Keyboarding OR Equivalent Skills
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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.

GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

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.

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.

MED 2204
Intro to Health Information
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The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to concepts and the scope of the Health Information profession. Students will also learn the history and development of the healthcare system today. Students will learn about the different types of facilities, the continuum of care, and examine the quality management process.

Term Total
17
Semester 2
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FA2019
SP2020
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 2264
Anatomy for Healthcare
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Systems of the human body are studied as a basis for understanding written and dictated medical material and increasing medical vocabulary. The course includes a study of diseases and operative and drug terms related to each system.

MED 2206
Intro to Pathophys & Pharm
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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. The course also provides a basic background in pharmacology for the Health Information Professional. PREREQUISITE: HEA 1225 Intro to Medical Terminology.

MED 2208
Reimbursement & Revenue Cycle
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The course integrates information about all U.S. healthcare payment systems. 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.

Term Total
15
Semester 3
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FA2019
SP2020
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
8
Program Total
40


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