Medical Billing and Coding Associate

Medical Insurance Coding Specialist Diploma Course Descriptions

Award: Diploma

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CSC110 Introduction to Computers

3 credits – An introductory course in electronic information processing and information system management designed to provide the students with a general understanding of computer hardware and software and the facility to use this knowledge in the creation and management of useful information. Students will be given hands-on experience with operating system, word processing, database management, presentation and spreadsheet software. Exposure to and use of the Internet, including security and privacy concerns, is an integral part of the course. Basic computer literacy is expected for students entering this course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: The ability to enter data using a computer keyboard at a rate of no less than 15 words per minute on a three-minute timing.

A minimum grade of 'C' in RDG039 College Preparatory Reading II or appropriate Compass score.

Other Requirements: The ability to enter data using a computer keyboard at a rate of no less than 15 words per minute on a three-minute timing.

HIT125 Essentials of Health Records

2 credits – This course familiarizes students with the origin, uses, content and format of health records, including both paper and electronic health records. It covers required standards for health records, organization of records, and analysis of health record data.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 0

HIT215 Introduction to CPT

2 credits – Introduces the use of the CPT classification system with emphasis on coding in the physician's office for reimbursement purposes.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 0

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C- in HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology

HIT240 Advanced Coding and Classification

3 credits – Enables students to accurately apply more advanced ICD-CM codes to diseases and procedures in compliance with reimbursement and prospective payment system guidelines with use of coding resources.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 0

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in HIT250 Coding I (ICD)

HIT250 Coding I (ICD)

3 credits – This course introduces the concepts necessary for entry-level coding of diseases, injuries, and hospital procedures.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology.

HIT280 CPT-4 Coding

3 credits – Continues more complex concepts of procedural coding utilizing the Current Procedural Terminology, 4th Edition (CPT-4) classification system. Includes practical application of coding outpatient/ambulatory records.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 0

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in HIT215 Introduction to CPT

HIT510 Coding Certification Review

2 credits – This course reviews and summarizes the information received in the medical billing/coding program to prepare students for a national coding certification exam.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 0

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in HIT240 Advanced Coding and Classification and a minimum grade of D- in HIT280 CPT-4 Coding.

HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology

4 credits – This course introduces the concepts necessary for building a basic medical vocabulary.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 48

HSC124 Advanced Medical Terminology

4 credits – This course continues to build a medical vocabulary through the study of anatomy and physiology, common diseases, and surgeries of the body systems.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C- in HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology.

HSC217 Introduction to Pathology

3 credits – Introduces the study of pathology. Includes description, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, current medical treatment, progress and prevention of disease in each body system, with emphasis on basic concepts and terminology.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 0

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C- in HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology

MAP141 Medical Insurance

3 credits – This course is an introduction to various details and forms relative to medical insurance programs and CPT coding.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in HIT250 Coding I (ICD).

MAP152 Computer Patient Billing

2 credits – This course is an introduction to an automated patient billing software will be covered in this course.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in MAP141 Medical Insurance.

MAP511 Pharmacology for the Medical Secretary

1 credit – This course studies basic knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to use common pharmaceutical references and spell commonly used drugs.

Lecture Hours: 16

Pre-requisites: HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits – This is a one semester liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits – Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Pre-requisites: MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits – This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.

Other Requirements: Successful completion (C or better) of three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry and/or trigonometry, or appropriate mathematics placement score.

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits – This course is the second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT122 College Algebra

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits – This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability, and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate placement score.

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits – This course is the first in a calculus sequence. The course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives and applications of differentiation, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT134 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry and three years of high school mathematics including trigonometry

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-210 Calculus I. The course covers topics including integration techniques related to surface areas and volumes, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT210 Calculus I or equivalent

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-216 Calculus II. The course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT216 Calculus II or equivalent

MAT772 Applied Math

3 credits – This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators with emphasis placed on critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

PSY102 Human and Work Relations

3 credits – This course studies self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits – This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits – This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

 

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