Related Courses

Persons who have taken Medical Coding Basic (Blended) may also be interested in the following courses (click on the catalog code link to see a list of upcoming course sections):

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).

BOD 689    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).

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.

Compliance plans require trained coders. This certification program will benefit anyone that deals with coding, billing, or insurance processing for the medical practice. Students must have access to the current CPT and ICD-9-CM manuals, and a medical dictionary, while studying for this course, and at the exam.

This course covers:
Medical Terminology for Diagnostic and Procedural Coding
--Prefixes, suffixes, roots
--Anatomy and physiology
--Body structure and body systems

ICD-9-CM Diagnostic Coding
--Coding conventions and CMS guidelines
--Primary vs. secondary codes
--Signs/symptoms and ill-defined conditions
--Neoplasms and adverse effects
--Supplementary classifications
--OB/GYN codes

CPT Procedural Coding
--CPT categories, format and guidelines
--Diagnostic vs. therapeutic services
--E and M services for all categories, plus modifiers
--Surgical coding guidelines and procedures
--Coding from chart notes and operative reports

Ancillary Services and Advanced Coding
--Maternity and delivery services
--Pathology and lab services in the physician's office
--Medical and surgical specialties

The last 6 hours of this course will be live format for certification exam.

BOD 594    AAPC Coding Course Online
This is the online version of PMCC Course to prepare you for the Certified Professional Coder exam (CPC).

AAPC's Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) credential is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings and held by more than 80,000 coding professionals. CPC's are critical to compliant and profitable medical practices and typically earn 20% more than non-certified coders.* The CPC increases your chances of being hired and retained in a competitive job market.

A Certified Professional Coder has proven by rigorous examination and experience that they know how to read a medical chart and assign the correct diagnosis (ICD-9), procedure (CPT®), and supply (HCPCS Level II) code for a wide variety of clinical cases and services. This course prepares students for a medical coding career in an outpatient physician office. This course is for the student having a basic knowledge of coding and individuals planning to sit for the CPC® exam. If you are looking to start a career in coding with no basic knowledge, please refer to the Medical Coding Basic Class first.

Medical Terminology is required unless proof of completion is provided.

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