Prerequisites

Prior to enrolling in Medical Coding Basic (Blended), you must have completed the specified prerequisites (if you have not taken a prerequisite, you can click on the catalog code link to see a list of upcoming course sections):

AHS527    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR CODING SPECIALIST/TRANSCRIPTIONIST
Are you seeking a career in healthcare? Develop your medical vocabulary, which is essential in understanding information within the medical record. This 45-hour course provides you with the basics: fundamental word structures, prefixes, suffixes, and root words. It further instructs you through each system of the body with each distinct system's terminology, anatomy and physiology. This is crucial for accurate assignment of codes for diagnoses and procedures.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
--Identify and define the word parts most frequently used with the major body systems and specialties.
--Properly spell, define, and pronounce medical terms associated with each body system studied.
--Define unfamiliar medical terms by analyzing the word parts and verifying the definition in a medical dictionary.
--Use the Internet to locate information about specific medical conditions, procedures, and research.
--Identify pathological conditions common to the body systems studied in this course.
--Identify diagnostic and surgical procedures common to the body systems studied in this course.

AOT515    OSHA GUIDELINES
Do you know the effects of OSHA rules and regulations? Learn how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) affects the workplace. Review the key provisions of the OSHA guidelines and provisions of the standard in order to limit occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). This ruling covers all employees who have the potential to come into contact with blood, body fluids, or OPIM. The requirements for the exposure control plan are identified for employers as well.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
--Understand how to limit occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.
--Know what each employer must do to comply with the standard.
--Be aware of ways in which you can use personal protective equipment (PPE).

AHS521    HIPAA Privacy Training
Learn about required privacy standards that govern all healthcare personnel in uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI).

HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is covered in this online course and is required for all students before their clinical externship to ensure they are informed of the legal aspects of health information confidentiality.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe protected health information
- Discuss the identifiers that reveal a patient's identity
- Explain the difference between intentional and unintentional disclosure
- Describe when you are allowed to release protected health information
- List patient rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

NOTE: This class is MANDATORY for students in the following programs: Medical Coding, Ophthalmic Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Unit Secretary, Medical Physician Practice Clerk, Medical Insurance (BOB625, BOC504, BOC664, BOB691, BOC796, BOC801, BOB868, BOB817, BOB763, BOC534).

AHS529    NATIONAL MEDICARE TRAINING
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare program into law July 30, 1965 and it became effective July 1, 1966. Medicare is our Nation's largest health insurance program, currently covering about 43 million Americans. Medicare covers many types of services, and people have options for how they can get their Medicare coverage.

This training module provides an overview of the Medicare program and the Medicare Advantage Plans. It explains who is eligible, when they can join and switch plans, how the plans work, and the differences between types of plans.

Upon completion you will be able to:
--Differentiate between the types of Medicare
--Understand the rights and protections of Medicare participants
--Have knowledge of appeals and marketing guidelines under Medicare
--Define Medicare prescription coverage
--Identify the programs available for people with limited income and resources

NOTE: This class is MANDATORY for Medical Insurance, Medical Coding, Hospital Coding, Medical Receptionist, Medical Physician Practice Clerk and Medical Office Management students.

If you have previously taken courses with us, check your Registration History to see if any of your past courses meet the prerequisites.

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