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

Medical Coding Specialist Online Certificate (CRT.MCS)

Certificate

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).


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 Practical Software Applications *
3
MCS 040 Health Information for Professionals
3
BIO 050 Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
AHE 044 Pathophysiology
3
  Total Semester Hours:
13
 
Second Semester
PNC 053 Basic Pharmacology I (MOD 1)
2
PNC 055 Basic Pharmacology II (MOD 2)
1
AHE 041 Medical Terminology
3
MCS 050 Principles of CPT Coding
3
MCS 055 Principles of ICD-10-CM Coding
3
BUS 063 Medical Transcription (MOD 1) *
1
BUS 084 Advanced Medical Transcription (MOD 2) *
1
  Total Semester Hours:
14
 

Second Year
First Semester
MCS 060 Medical Insurance Reimbursement
3
BUS 141 Business Communications *
3
MCS 065 Advanced CPT Coding and Modifiers *
3
MCS 070 Advanced ICD-10-CM Coding *
3
MCS 075 Hospital - Medical Coding Internship *
1
MCS 085 or Hospital Coding Certification Prep *  
MCS 080 Clinic - Medical Coding Internship *
1
MCS 090 or Clinic Coding Certification Prep *  
  Total Semester Hours:
14
 


Total Program Hours: 41

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