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Medical Coding

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Medical Coding Specialist and HIT Program course descriptions.

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Medical Coding

  1. 1. MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST http://screencast-o- matic.com/u/VjIb/HIT- MEDICAL-CODING A picture of a coder/HIT professional will be here and the link will be behind the photo. Through the Medical Coding Specialist technical diploma program, you can become a key member of a healthcare team in a hospital or other medical setting. Students learn how to retrieve data from health records; gain understanding of disease symptoms, tests and treatments; learn and practice ICD-10-CM coding, CPT coding and more; and gain knowledge of healthcare reimbursement procedures.
  2. 2. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES Employers will expect program graduates to: Classify medical data from patient records Review patients’ records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure Have expertise in the various coding systems Be an integral member of the healthcare team Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare setting Communicate effectively Work with detailed data quickly and accurately
  3. 3. COURSES:  Technical Diploma  HEALTH-101 Medical Terminology 3  HIT-181 Introduction to the Health Record ‡ 1  NATSCI-177 General Anatomy and Physiology 4  HIT-182 Human Diseases for Health Professions ‡ 3  HIT-197 ICD Diagnosis Coding 3  HIT-199 ICD Procedure Coding 2  HEALTH-107 Introduction to Computing for Healthcare 2  HIT-176 Healthcare Data Management ‡ 2  HIT-184 CPT Coding ‡ 3  HIT-185 Healthcare Reimbursement ‡ 2  HIT-195 Applied Coding ‡ 2
  4. 4. HEALTH-101  Medical Terminology 3 credits Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. You will practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. This course puts emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. It provides an introduction to operative, diagnostics, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
  5. 5. HIT-181  Introductio n to the Health Record 1 credit This course prepares students to illustrate the flow of health information in various healthcare delivery systems and within the health information department. It also prepares students to retrieve data from health records. Professional ethics, confidentiality and security of information are emphasized. Prerequisites: NATSCI-177 or NATSCI-189 with a minimum grade of C, HEALTH-101 with minimum grade of C. Student must be admitted to the Medical Code program (30- 530-2 or 31-530-2).
  6. 6. NATSCI-177  General Anatomy and Physiology 4 credits  This course examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare healthcare professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients. (This course also provides the foundation to and is pre- requisite for NATSCI-179.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of high school
  7. 7. HIT-182  Human Diseases for Health Professionals 3 credits This course focuses on the common diseases of each body system as encountered in all types of healthcare settings by health information professionals. Emphasis is placed on understanding the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment (including pharmacologic) of each disease. Prerequisites: NATSCI-177 or NATSCI-189 with minimum grade of C and HEALTH-101 with a minimum grade of C. Student must be admitted to the Medical Coding Program (30-530-2 or 31-530-2).
  8. 8. HIT-197  ICD Diagnosis Coding 3 credits  This course prepares students to assign ICD diagnosis codes supported by medical documentation with entry level proficiency. Students apply instructional notations, conventions, rules, and official coding guidelines when assigning ICD diagnosis codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation. Prerequisites: NATSCI-177 or NATSCI-189 with a minimum grade of C, and HEALTH 101 with a minimum grade of C. Student must be admitted to the Medical Coding Program (30-530-2 or 31-530-2).
  9. 9. HIT-199  ICD-Procedure Coding 2 credits This course prepares students to assign ICD procedure codes supported by medical documentation with entry level proficiency. Students apply instructional notations, conventions, rules, and official coding guidelines when assigning ICD procedure codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation. Prerequisites: NATSCI-177 or NATSCI-189 with minimum grade of C, and HEALTH- 101 with minimum grade of C. Student must be admitted to the Medical Coding Program (30-530-2 or 31-530-2).
  10. 10. HEALTH-107  Introduction to Computing for Healthcare 2 credits This course provides an introduction to basic computer functions and applications utilized in contemporary healthcare settings. Students are introduced to the hardware and software components of modern computer systems and the application of computers in the workplace. The course emphasizes the use of common software packages, operating systems, file management, word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet and electronic mail.
  11. 11. HIT-176  Healthcare Data Managemen t 2 credits Introduces the use and structure of healthcare data elements, data sets, data standards, their relationships to primary and secondary record systems and health information processing. Prerequisites: HIT-181, HIT-182, HIT-197, HIT-199 and student must be admitted to the Medical Coding Program (30-530-2 or 31-530-2).
  12. 12. HIT-184  CPT Coding 3 credits This course prepares students to assign CPT codes, supported by medical documentation, with entry- level proficiency. Students apply CPT instructional notations, conventions, rules and official coding guidelines when assigning CPT codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation. Prerequisites: HIT- 181, HIT-182, HIT-197, HIT-199, and student must be admitted to the Medical Coding Program (30-530-2
  13. 13. HIT-185  Healthcare Reimbursement 2 credits This course prepares students to compare and contrast healthcare payers, illustrate the reimbursement cycle and comply with regulations related to fraud and abuse. Students assign Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) and Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) with entry-level proficiency, using computerized encoding and grouping software. Prerequisites: HIT-181, HIT-182, HIT-197, HIT-199, and student must be admitted to Medical Coding Program (30- 530-2 or 31-530-2).
  14. 14. HIT-195  Applied Coding This course prepares students to assign ICD and CPT/HCPCS codes supported by medical documentation with intermediate level of proficiency. Students will prepare appropriate physician queries in accordance with compliance guidelines and will assign codes to optimize appropriate reimbursement. Prerequisites: HIT- 181, HIT-182, HIT-197, HIT-199, and student must be admitted to Medical Coding Specialist Program (30-530-2 or 31-530-2).

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