Course Index

Course Index

Prerequisites

PRE        101         Medical Terminology      40

Introduction to medical terminology used in the medical coding and reimbursement profession, and covers medical terminology and anatomy from a medical coder’s perspective.

PRE        102         Anatomy & Physiology   40

Introduction to anatomy & physiology used in medical coding and reimbursement profession, and provides an understanding of how the human body operates on a daily basis and how anatomy applies to the medical record.

PRE        103         Pharmacology   40

Introduction to pharmacology used in the medical coding and reimbursement profession and covers pharmacology from a medical coder’s perspective.

Medical Coding

MC         201       Introduction to Risk Adjustment Coding 40

Principles of risk adjustment and accurate diagnosis coding, predictive modeling, financial impact of risk adjustment coding, documentation challenges, official diagnosis coding guidelines, and diagnosis coding in ICD-10-CM. Prepares the student for the AAPC examination.

MC         202      Introduction to Hospital Coding   60

Principles of facility coding for the hospital and ambulatory surgery center settings is based on the resources used during the patient encounter not the services provided by the physician. This course is recommended for the student preparing for a career in medical coding a career in medical coding in an outpatient hospital/facility and ASC setting. Included principles of CPT®, ICD-10-CM code sets, HCPCS Level II, Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), and an introduction to ICD-10-OCS. Prepares the student for the AAPC certification examination.

MC         203       Introduction to Physician Coding 60

Principles of physician coding is based on professional services provided by the physician rather that resources used during the patient encounters. This course is recommended to students preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician’s office. Included principles of CPT®, ICD- 10-CM code sets and HCPCS Level II. Prepares the student for the AAPC examination.

MC          204         Introduction to Outpatient Coding        60

Principles of inpatient and outpatient facility coding related to CPT®, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and HCPCS, along with the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). This course is recommended for

students who are preparing for a career in medical coding in an inpatient or outpatient hospital/facility setting. Prepares the student for the AAPC certification examination.

MC         205         Introduction to Hospital Reimbursement Methodologies             20

Foundation of the basics of health insurance and public funding programs, managed care contracting, and payment for services. This course will cover coding fundamentals including CPT®, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS Level II, Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), and an introduction to ICD-10-PCS. This course is recommended for students who are preparing for a career in medical coding and prepares the student for the AAPC certification examination.

Medical Coding Bootcamp

BC           301         CRC Bootcamp  16

Review designed to focus on both the common and most challenging coding concepts of the AAPC CRC examination. The review is divided by domains covered on the examination allowing students to focus on the areas where they find themselves lacking. The review provides valuable test preparation, such as demonstration techniques for marking and using code books. Each session is an area of focus on the examination and will provide a review of key concepts, and test taking tips and strategies, and a review of most commonly missed questions.

BC           302         CPC Bootcamp  16

Review designed to focus on both the common and most challenging coding concepts of the AAPC CPC examination. The review is divided by domains covered on the examination allowing students to focus on the areas where they find themselves lacking. The review provides valuable test preparation, such as demonstration techniques for marking and using code books. Each session is an area of focus on the examination and will provide a review of key concepts, and test taking tips and strategies and a review of most commonly missed questions.

BC           303         COC Bootcamp  16

Review designed to focus on both the common and most challenging coding concepts of the AAPC COC examination. The review is divided by domains covered on the examination allowing students to focus on the areas where they find themselves lacking. The review provides valuable test preparation, such as demonstration techniques for marking and using code books. Each

session is an area of focus on the examination and will provide a review of key concepts, and test taking tips and strategies and a review of most commonly missed questions.

BC           304         CIC Bootcamp    16

Review designed to focus on both the common and most challenging coding concepts of the AAPC CIC examination. The review is divided by domains covered on the examination allowing students to focus on the areas where they find themselves lacking. The review provides valuable test preparation, such as demonstration techniques for marking and using code books. Each session is an area of focus on the

examination and will provide a review of key concepts, and test taking tips and strategies and a review of most commonly missed questions.

Coding Practicum

PRC        401         Coding Practicum I (Pre-Season Training HRA)     516

A capstone course intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills learned in previous coding courses in a supervised setting to gain practical experience in HRAs. Students will have a maximum of 516 hours to complete.

PRC        402         Coding Practicum II (Pre-Season Training HCC)    100

A capstone course intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills learned in previous coding courses in a supervised setting to gain practical experience in HCC. Students will have a maximum of 100 hours to complete.

PRC        403         Coding Practicum III (Pre-Season Training Practicode)      516

An AAPC training program intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills learned in previous coding courses in a supervised setting to gain practical experience. Students will have a maximum of 516 hours to complete.

PRC        404         Coding Practicum IV (Pre-Season Training CCC)   100

A capstone course intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills learned in previous coding courses in a supervised setting to gain practical experience. Students will have a maximum of 100 hours to complete.