N101 – Medical Terminology & Anatomy for Coders
This course integrates expanded anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology coverage with medical terminology specifically tailored to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS guidelines. Students will learn root words prefixes, suffixes and combing forms used in medical terminology.
N105 – Pathophysiology for Coders
This course is an introduction to human disease processes and treatment. Students will become familiar with common diseases by understanding the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic criteria, tests and procedures, associated complications and treatment regiments including surgical procedures and/or medications.
N110 – Pharmacology for Coders
This course is an introduction to drug classification and adverse drug reactions and the implications of diagnostic test results. Students will become familiar with drug treatments for various diseases.
H120A, H120B, H120C – Health Information Documentation, Data Quality & Delivery Systems, Compliance and Ethics
This course provides an overview of health record content and documentation, coding, regulatory, fraud surveillance, information protection, data quality, compliance and coding ethics.
I200 – Spreadsheets
Microsoft Office Excel 2013. This course introduces the students to Microsoft Excel and the formatting of cells, formulas and functions as well as managing the workbook. Also examined are adding charts and analyzing data.
I210 – Computers in Healthcare
This course provides an overview of computerized health information systems, computer-based patient records including architecture and design, evaluation and acquisition, data integrity, security and privacy concepts, and applications in health information management. Also examined are topics of data dictionaries, data modeling, data warehousing, screen design, personal health records and micrographics, electronic or imaging technology for data/record storage and retrieval.
C215 – Healthcare Reimbursement Methodology
This course will introduce the student to a multitude of reimbursement systems including but not limited to Ambulatory Patient Classification (APC), Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG), Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRG), Resource Utilization Groups (RUG), and other Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) to include inpatient and outpatient reimbursement. Revenue cycle management processes including claims, advanced beneficiary notice (ABN), explanation of benefits (EOB), electronic data interchange (EDI) as well as case mix index (CDI), chargemaster maintenance and the denial appeals process are reviewed and discussed. Coding quality and compliance strategies and plans are reviewed.
C220 – Basic ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding
This course introduces the student to the conventions, coding principles and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) official (inpatient) coding guidelines using the ICD-10-CM/PCS coding system. Students will be required to assign ICD-10-CM/PCS codes to diagnosis/procedure using the ICD-10-CM/PCS coding manuals and web-based assignments assisting in the development of basic skills needed for accurate coding for reimbursement and statistical purposes.
C230 – Basic CPT/HCPCS Coding
This course introduces the student to the theory, structure and process of coding procedures using the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS). CPT coding guidelines, principles and conventions along with ambulatory services coding related to facility and professional services will be examined in detail.
C240 – Inpatient Procedural Coding
This course focuses on the learning and mastering of the process of building codes in ICD-10-PCS. Students will learn root operations, surgical approaches, and coding of inpatient procedures using ICD procedural coding system.
C250 – Coding Workout
This course reinforces learned coding skills by the coding of hospital inpatient and outpatient scenarios which combines both diagnostic coding and procedural coding, payer specific coding, Medicare/Medicaid patients using specific coding guidelines, principles and conventions.
V260 – Coding Virtual PPE
This course provides students with approximately 50-60 hours of virtual coding as a remote coder. The practicum will include the coding of 100 hospital inpatient and outpatient electronic health records utilizing 3M encoder. Students will be provided with a mentor who will guide them through the coding process and provide feedback on coding activity.
P270 – CCS Prep Review Class
This course will prepare students for the CCS exam which includes multiple mock exams as well as a resource/reference list covering all domains included in the CCS Exam.