Medical Coding

HIT Medical Coding Student at COCCA Medical Coding Certificate includes the coursework of Medical Billing Specialist Certificate, with additional instruction in ICD-9-CM and advanced coding including ICD-10-CM. With this certificate, a student is prepared for an entry-level position as a medical coder in a hospital, clinic, or medical offices. Opportunities to work from home are becoming more common. A Medical Coder analyzes medical records (history and physical reports, lab results, x-ray reports, treatment plans, etc.) and assigns codes which classify diagnoses and procedures, while applying the principles of professionalism and ethical conduct.

Classes include:

Health Info Systems and Procedures (HIT 103)
Medical Terminology I (AH 111)*
Anatomy & Physiology I (BI 231)
English Composition (WR 121)*
Healthcare Math (MTH 031)
Health Data Content & Struct (HIT 104)
Medical Terminology II (AH 112)
Anatomy & Physiology II & III (BI 232, 233)
Interpersonal Communication (SP 218, BA 285, PSY 207)
Public Speaking (SP111)
Healthcare Math (MTH 031)
Document Management and Technology (HIT 131A)
Intro to Medical Coding (HIT 182)
Advanced Pathophysiology (HIT 184)
Computer Concepts (CIS 120)*
or Software Applications (CIS 131)
HIPAA Management (HIT 180)
Directed Practice (HIT 193)
Advanced Coding Classifications (HIT 285)
Ambulatory Data Systems (HIT 296)
Intro/Medical Record Analysis (HIT 205)
Coding Classification (HIT 283)
Classification and Reimbursement Systems (HIT 284)

*Prerequisites to HIT


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