Curriculum for: 31-530-2
 Medical Coding Specialist

This program prepares students
for employment as entry-level coding specialists in health
care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, physician
practice groups, surgery centers, long-term care facilities
and home health care agencies. Coding specialists are also
employed in consulting firms, coding and billing services,
and insurance companies.
The medical coding specialist reviews medical documentation
provided by physicians and other health care providers. The
coding specialist assigns and sequences diagnostic and
procedural codes using universally recognized coding
systems. Several uses of coded data are for payment of
health care claims, statistics and medical research.
As of December 7, 2015 this program is no longer accepting
new students.

Total Credits in Program (available at BTC):26

835-103 - Student Success
Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their program. This is an institutional requirement for all students.

 Note: Semester schedules are displayed in the recommended order of completion. However, classes may be taken in any order, providing course and/or program pre-requisites and co-requisites are satisfied.

First Year, First Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 530-176Health Data Management2
 530-181Intro to the Health Record1
 530-182Human Disease for Hlth Profes3
 501-101Medical Terminology3
 501-107Intro to Healthcare Computing2
Or103-106Intro to MS Office Suites3
 806-189Basic Anatomy3
Or806-177Gen Anatomy & Physiology4

First Year, Second Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 530-184CPT Coding3
 530-185HealthCare Reimbursement2
 530-195Applied Coding2
 530-197ICD Diagnosis Coding3
 530-199ICD Procedure Coding2



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