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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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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/adminmed.

Program Details

Location: 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*

*Program total credits do not include 12 entry requirement credits.

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1
Books 200

Approximate total for the program: $502**

**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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