Comprehensive Coding will prepare you to work in the business office of a healthcare facility with focus on medical coding skills. As a medical coder, you will be able to assign diagnostic and procedures codes within the electronic medical record, while maintaining compliance with established rules and regulatory body guidelines. General topics covered include ICD-9 and ICD-10, CPT coding, basic anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology and abbreviations.
The Comprehensive Coding Systems area of study prepares you to be a medical coder. Medical coders use alphanumeric diagnostic and procedure codes to convey critical information about illnesses and medical treatment. To choose the most appropriate codes, these specialists review the patient’s history and test results, and talk to the patient’s doctor to uncover missing information. Doctors and hospitals use code data to track their performance and prevent fraud and error that could harm patients.
What are the prerequisites?
High school diploma or GED. Must have basic keyboarding and computer skills.