Medical Coding Assistant

The Medical Coding Assistant program prepares students for a position as a medical coder in an acute care hospital, clinic or physician’s office, long-term care facility, and other health care settings.
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program students gain competencies in the application of biomedical knowledge and legal, ethical, and medical standards, the communication and analysis of statistical data and in planning and implementation of clinical informational and data systems. Coders ensure that valid codes are applied to medical diagnoses and procedures per coding classification guidelines. They facilitate reimbursement, analyze patient outcomes, and medical research. Due to the breadth of this multi-discipline program, required by the industry, and AHIMA accreditation, a higher number of units is required for this program.

PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  BIOL 114
Human Form and Function 3
  BUSAD 50
Internship 3
MOA 180 Electronic Health Medical Records 3
MOA 182 Medical Terminology 5
MOA 183 Medical Billing and Coding 4
MOA 180 HIT 182 Legal Aspects of Healthcare 3
MOA 180 HIT 184 Healthcare Delivery Systems 2
MOA 180 HIT 193 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding 3
MOA 180  HIT 194
International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Clinical Modifications (CM) Version 10 3
MOA 180  HIT 195
International Classification of Diseases: Procedure Classification System 3
MOA 180  HIT 196
Medical Insurance and Reimbursement
4
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 36
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2016

GCC Catalog 2016-2017

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