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.
REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE
Human Form and Function
Electronic Health/Medical Records
Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding
Legal Aspects of Healthcare and Ethics
Healthcare Delivery Systems
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Clinical Modifications (CM) Version 10
International Classification of Diseases: Procedure Classification System
Medical Insurance and Reimbursement
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
GCC Catalog 2016-2017
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.