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 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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Program Schedule


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
& Saturdays
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%.

Program Courses


Anatomy & Physiology
Medical Terminology
Coding Rules for Current Procedural Terminology
ICD-10
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)

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 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.

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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