Medical Office Coding

Program Overview

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 treatment for 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.

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Successful students have either completed our Medical Office Specialist program or have six months+ of medical office experience. They also understand what Medical Coding is and how it fits into the healthcare industry.

Medical Office Coding instruction is a combination of:

  • VIRTUAL LIVE LEARNING – study during scheduled classes two nights a week remotely.
  • IN-PERSON – attend scheduled classes in a traditional setting on Saturdays.

Application Deadline


  • August/Fall applications are due THREE WEEKS before the program starts.
  • January/Spring applications are due by DECEMBER 15.

To start or continue your application, visit here.

Program Schedule


FALL SEMESTER
Medical Terminology and Anatomy* Program Days Program Times
Fall 2023 Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
SPRING SEMESTER
Medical Coding Program Days Program Times
1.8.23 – 5.23.2023 Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
& Saturdays To Be Determined
Program Length Program Instructor Program Cost
450 Total Hours Brandi Peace & April Black $2,990**

*If you have previously taken Medical Terminology and Anatomy and want to start the program in the Spring semester, you must pass the Medical Terminology and Anatomy tests with an 85%.

**Cost includes AAPC Membership, exam fees, books, and supplies.

Prerequisites


Medical Terminology and Anatomy are prerequisites to taking Medical Coding and are covered during the Fall Semester. The Fall Semester can be taken online or in person.

– Or, students can complete the Medical Office Specialist program first, which includes Medical Terminology and Anatomy.

– Or, if you have previously taken Medical Terminology and Anatomy and want to start the program in the second semester, you must pass the Medical Terminology and Anatomy tests with an 85%.

Successful students will also pass our in-person assessment. Schedule your assessment appointment after submitting your online application.

Talk to Randall Jones if you have any questions.

Fall Semester Opt-Out


If you have previously taken Medical Terminology and Anatomy and want to start the program in the Spring Semester, you must pass the Medical Terminology and Anatomy tests with an 85%.

Technology Requirements


A home computer or laptop (Chromebooks are not compatible with required software) with internet access is required due to this program’s virtual live learning environment.

Program Courses


Anatomy & Physiology
Medical Terminology
Coding Rules for Current Procedural Terminology
ICD-10 Coding
Level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems
Payment Systems
Medical Fraud & Abuse
Healthcare Systems

Career Opportunities


Physician’s Office
Hospital
Insurance Company

College Credit


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.

Certifications


American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Financial Assistance


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 assist 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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

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Randall Jones

Meet Randall.

He’s our Outreach & Enrollment Specialist. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Randall also works with local businesses in Bartlesville to help students apply to Tri County Tech.

Randall.Jones@TriCountyTech.edu | 918.331.3269

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