May 08, 2021
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.
For more information about this preparation certificate, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/btec/.
Students may start any semester.
Program Entry Requirements
- Complete an application for admission.
- Satisfy the assessment requirement.
- Attend any required information/registration session.
- Successful completion of MAP 150 or program chair approval.
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
Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit
The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.
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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