Description of Program
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical coding is one of the fastest growing professions in the nation. Medical coding is the transformation of health care diagnosis, procedure, medical services and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. The medical coding professional translates the medical record documentation to the appropriate codes in order to create a claim to be paid by insurance carriers. Coding provides a means ensuring that medical services/equipment/supplies are appropriately captured for reporting and reimbursements.
Information regarding the Medical Coding Certification exam can be obtained at www.aapc.com
Perks of this program:
Who Should Enroll in this Program?
This program is designed for English-speaking individuals with a career goal of becoming a professional coder or interest in the content.
A good understanding of anatomy and physiology, the disease process, clinical procedures and medical terminology is strongly recommended.
The content is divided into modules. Each module utilizes instructor outlines, audio/video recordings, reading assignments, articles, web resources and case studies to augment the learning process. These methods provide the participant with flexibility in completing assignments and interacting with the faculty. Interaction with faculty may occur as feedback to assignments, via email and face-to-face during scheduled class time. The content cover the business of medicine, anatomy/medical terms, ICD-10-CM, introduction to CPT, surgery guidelines, HCPCS and modifiers, coding related to each body system along with anesthesia, radiology, pathology/laboratory and evaluation and management.
A textbook(s) is required for this program. Upon registration, you will receive detailed information to purchase the textbook(s).
This 16-week activity is offered twice a year with 16 hours of face-to-face instructions to be determined. Attendance is required. The deadline for registration is the Monday prior to the start date by 8 a.m. CDT.
|Online Start||Online End||Saturday Face to Face Dates|
|January 13||May 1||February 1, February 29, April 18|
|July 6||October 23||July 25, August 22, October 10|
The learning outcome of this program is to enable the learner in the correct application of CPT, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes for coding and billing for medical claims.
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
Delivery of Content
The content is delivered asynchronous via a hybrid program which is a mixture of local classroom training and online learning. The internet provides an opportunity for interaction with program faculty while in the comfort of learning in your own home and office. Program staff are available during business hours by phone or email to assist participants with technical issues or concerns.
Note: Many businesses, especially government agencies or health institutions, utilize security firewalls. Access to web links within program and communication from the instructor, or other students may be blocked. We recommend not using your work email address for this course.
80 contact hours
Criteria for Successful Completion
Faculty Names and Credentials
Lois E. Curtis, MHA, CPC, CPB, AAPC Instructor Approved
Conflict of Interest Statement
There is no conflict of interest for anyone in a position to control content for this activity.
The University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the AAPC.
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The deadline for registration is the Monday prior to the start date by 8 a.m. CDT.
We reserve the right to cancel any offering if there is insufficient enrollment. Registered participants will be notified in advance if this occurs.
For more schedule information, call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration may not be available until closer to the start date.
The fee includes access to the program, along with all resources and handouts. A text, if applicable, is not included in the fee.
A $25 administrative fee will be charged prior to the start date of the activity if the registration fee has been paid. On or after the start date of the class there will be no refund.