Medical Office Coding
Medical Office Coding
Coders must have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology. Using codebooks, 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, click here.
|Semester One||Program Days||Program Times|
|8.16.2021 – 12.15.2021||Monday & Wednesday||6:00pm – 9:00pm|
|Semester Two||Program Days||Program Times|
|1.3.2022 – 5.18.2022||Monday & Wednesday||6:00pm – 9:00pm|
|450 Total Hours||Cost: $2,990||Student Resources|
Program Enrollment Criteria
- Students must be computer literate before starting the program.
- A home computer with internet access is required due to the blended learning environment for this program.
- To be eligible to enroll in the program, a student must have prior medical field experience or the permission of the instructor. If a student has previously taken Anatomy and Medical Terminology and wants to start the program in the second semester, they must pass the AAPC Anatomy and Medical Terminology test with an 85%.
|Anatomy & Physiology|
|Coding Rules for Current Procedural Terminology|
|Level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems|
|Medical Fraud & Abuse|
|Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Tri County Tech are both committed to providing high-quality educational programs to their respective constituencies. To learn about college credit opportunities, visit below or OKWU.edu.|
|American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)|
Financial assistance is available through the Tri County Tech Foundation for Full Time & Flex programs, as well as some Fast Track programs. After you are accepted into a program, you will receive a financial assistance application. The form must be filled out and turned in with the most recent two months of pay stubs for every working member of your household.
Our main goal for financial assistance at Tri County Tech is to provide assistance for financially disadvantaged students who would be unable to get the education they deserve. Assistance consists of grants, scholarships, and employment. An individual might participate in one or more resources, depending upon eligibility and need.
We do not accept funds from FAFSA or PELL.
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