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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Coding Certificate Preparation

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This advanced course is designed to prepare an experienced medical coder to sit for a national certification. Students will review how to assign CPT, ICD-CM and Level II (PCPC) codes to a wide range of original source medical documents.

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Locations: Ankeny

Students may start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. Successful completion of MAP 150  or program chair approval.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Medical Coding Certification Preparation certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 2

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semester 1
Books 200

Approximate total for the program: $486*

*Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Assigning CPT, ICD, and Level II HCPC codes to a wide range of original source medical documents.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Experience and/or previous course work as a Medical Coder.
  • Competency in keyboarding, editing, and proofreading.
  • Command of medical terminology and human body health and disease.
  • Attention to detail.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

  • This certificate is a review of Medical Coding for the purpose of preparing to take a national certification test. Scheduling the test and paying the test fee is the responsibility of the student.

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