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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 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. There may be other requirements to sit for testing. Please check with certifying body.

For more information about this preparation certificate, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/btec/.

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 HSC 120 MAP 141 MAP 144 , 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 and receive a “C” or better in all MAP, MTR, HSC, and BCA courses.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 2


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs


  Semester 1
Books 200

Approximate total for the program: $494*

*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.

Nondiscrimination Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)

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