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Technical Program - Medical Coding Specialist Online Certificate - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

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Medical Coding Specialist Online Certificate (CRT.MCS)

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Medical Coding Special Certificate -- CRT.MCS presents a comprehensive study of both diagnostic and procedural medical coding using nationally recognized ICD9CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding. It prepares the student for employment as a coding specialist in hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, long-term and home health care facilities. Coding specialists are also employed by consulting firms, coding and billing services, insurance companies, and governmental agencies. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to pass coding exams available through national organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).


Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
Kathleen Daugherty
217-234-5355
kdaugherty@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
CIS 160
Provides an opportunity for the student to work with various types of software on the PC. These learning activities include MS Windows, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Design,Database Management, Internet access, and presentation program. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Practical Software Applications *
3
MCS 040
An introduction and overview to health information management. The course will cover the history and the many applicable fields available to a health information management specialist. Students will explore the different areas of health information.

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Health Information for Professionals
3
BIO 050
This course provides the fundamentals of anatomical structures and functions of the human body.

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Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
AHE 044
This course provides basic concepts of both structural and functional changes caused by disease in tissues and organs as a basis for understanding clinical manifestations and principles of treatment.

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Pathophysiology
3
  Total Semester Hours:
13
 
Second Semester
PNC 053
The nursing process and the role of drug therapy in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and treatment of disease provides the framework in this study of pharmacology and the administration of medication.


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Basic Pharmacology I (MOD 1)
2
PNC 055
Continuation of PNC053. The nursing process and the role of drug therapy in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and treatment of disease provides the framework in this study of pharmacology and the administration of medication.


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Basic Pharmacology II (MOD 2)
1
AHE 041
Focuses on vocabulary used in medicine, nursing and allied health occupations.

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Medical Terminology
3
MCS 050
A beginners course for the CPT coding system. This class will provide students with a general understanding of the format and guidelines necessary for CPT coding.


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Principles of CPT Coding
3
MCS 055
A beginner's course in ICD-10-CM coding and guidelines. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of coding segments and body systems.

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Principles of ICD-9-CM Coding
3
BUS 063
Designed to develop skill in transcribing recorded medical dictation in an efficient manner using proper formats, grammar, spelling, and medical terminology.


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Medical Transcription (MOD 1) *
1
BUS 084
Realistic dictation with comprehensive terminology in 13 specialties by medical professionals from various ethnic groups.


Prerequisites: BUS 063


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Advanced Medical Transcription (MOD 2) *
1
  Total Semester Hours:
14
 

Second Year
First Semester
MCS 060
An advanced course concerning medical insurance billing and reimbursement. This course will focus on insurance companies such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Medicare, and Medicaid.

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Medical Insurance Reimbursement
3
BUS 141
Provides students a practical strategy for creating successful communication products used in business.


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Business Communications *
3
MCS 065
An advanced course that explores the different subsections of the CPT and correct coding of procedures. Students will familiarize themselves with CPT coding by coding case studies and scenarios.


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Advanced CPT Coding and Modifiers *
3
MCS 070
An advanced course specializing in all aspects of ICD-10-CM coding. This course will focus on specific body systems and not the overall aspect of ICD-10-CM coding.


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Advanced ICD-9-CM Coding *
3
MCS 075
This course provides students with the opportunity to intern in a hospital setting. It provides supervised work experience coordinated with a healthcare systems related employer. A minimum of 62.5 hours of internship time is required for one credit hour.


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Hospital - Medical Coding Internship *
1
MCS 085
An exam preparation course that will provide students with a comprehensive review for the CPC-H and CCS exams.


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or
Hospital Coding Certification Prep *
 
MCS 080
This course provides students with the opportunity to intern in a clinic setting. It provides supervised work experience coordinated with a healthcare systems related employer. A minimum of 62.5 hours of internship time is required for one credit hour.


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Clinic - Medical Coding Internship *
1
MCS 090
An exam preparation course that will provide students with a comprehensive review for the CPC and CCS-P exams.


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or
Clinic Coding Certification Prep *
 
  Total Semester Hours:
14
 


Total Program Hours: 41

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