Coders must have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology. Using code books, the medical coder assigns correct codes to record the service levels for the procedures performed and to account for supplies used to treat the patient during an encounter with the physician. Proper assignment of ICD-10-CM codes corresponds with the physician’s diagnoses and completes the “story” of the patient’s illness or injury.
This curriculum is certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders and upon completion, the students may take the certification test to become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC). For more information on AAPC, please visit http://www.aapc.com.
- American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
- Physician’s Office
- Insurance company
The following prerequisite courses are available during the fall semester at Tri County Tech by arrangement:
- Anatomy & Physiology – $299
- Medical Terminology – $299
- Coding Rules for Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
- Level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)
- Understanding Medicare, Including Fraud and Abuse
- Health Care Systems
- Payment Systems
Program Length, Dates, & Cost
- 212 hours
- Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-9pm
- January 10, 2017 – June 15, 2017
Financial assistance is available. Contact Laci Davis at 918.331.3261.
How To Enroll
Contact Lauren Walls, Enrollment Specialist, at 918.331.3291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to top