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 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.
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.
- 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.
|Medical Terminology and Anatomy*||Program Days||Program Times|
|Fall 2023||Monday & Wednesday||6:00pm – 9:00pm|
|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.
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%.
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.
|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)|
|Certified Professional Coder (CPC)|
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.
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