Medical Coding Syllabus

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I – LANGUAGE ORIGINS AND ADAPTATIONS
(75 hrs – 65 instruction, 10 laboratory/practicum)

  • Etymology
  • Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation
  • Medical Words

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II – DYNAMICS OF MEDICAL VOCABULARY AND WORD STRUCTURE
(75 hrs – 65 instruction, 10 laboratory/practicum)

  • Word Dynamics
  • Body Dynamics
  • Medical Instruments & Equipment
  • Medical Specialties & Specialists
  • Diagnostic Medicine
  • Abbreviations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Diagnostic Medicine
  • Abbreviations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug listing – generic alpha, name brand cross-reference, plus 200 of the most commonly prescribed drugs.

MEDICAL CODING THEORY
(70 hrs – 70 instruction, 0 laboratory/practicum)

  • Industry History and the Codes
  • The Coder
  • ICD Coding
  • CPT Coding
  • Specialty Coding
  • Liability and Legal Issues
  • Summary

CODING PRACTICUM 1: APPLIED CODING
(100 hrs – 0 instruction, 100 laboratory/practicum)

  • 300 basic medical charts to code
  • Answer key included; shows the rationale for the coding on each chart once the learner completes the coding for a given chart.

CODING PRACTICUM 1: SPECIALTY CODING
(100 hrs – 0 instruction, 100 laboratory/practicum)

  • 300 specialty medical charts to code
  • Answer key included; shows the rationale for the coding on each chart once the learner completes the coding for a given chart.

HEALTH INSURANCE SPECIALIST
(80 hrs – 80 instruction, 0 laboratory/practicum)

  • Health Insurance Specialist Job Description & Knowledge
  • Medical Care Reimbursement
  • Health Organizations (MCO)
  • Insurance Claims
  • Payer Processing
  • Laws, Rules, and Regulations
  • Private Insurers
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • TriCare
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Score Summary and Final Assignment
  • Appendix and Glossary (all insurance form samples and instructions)

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