The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Coding: Hospital-Based is designed to prepare individuals for diagnostic and procedural coding positions in hospitals and hospital-based settings such as outpatient clinics, emergency departments, and surgery centers. The program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association (233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601-5800) and is designed to provide the foundation needed for comprehensive entry-level coding certification examinations.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Students must be willing to undergo a background check performed by the MCCCD approved vendor. (Students who are unsure of their background status may take a preliminary background check at their own expense before entering the program, the results of which will not be sent to the college.)
The following courses must be completed within five (5) years of the Required Course(s) for which they are Prerequisite requirements: BIO201, BIO202, BPC110, HCC145, HCC164, HCC204, and HIM200.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior, and cultural competency skills according to acute care professional practice standards. (HCC130, HIM181, HIM208, HIM210, HIM211, HIM213, HIM221, HIM222)
- Apply critical thinking skills to decision-making processes in accordance with acute care standards and best practices. (HCC130, HIM180, HIM181, HIM208, HIM210, HIM211, HIM213, HIM221, HIM222)
- Apply legal and ethical concepts and principles applicable to acute care setting regulations and guidelines. (HCC130, HIM181, HIM208, HIM210, HIM211, HIM213, HIM221, HIM222)
- Use health information technologies commonly used in acute care settings. (BPC110, HIM105, HIM181, HIM211, HIM213, HIM221, HIM222)
- Apply anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology concepts in the acute care coding function. (BIO156, BIO181, BIO201, BIO202, HCC145, HIM181, HIM200, HIM208, HIM210, HIM211, HIM213, HIM221, HIM222)
- Apply clinical nomenclatures, vocabularies, classification systems, revenue cycle management processes, and coding compliance concepts according to acute care standards. (HCC145, HIM180, HIM181, HIM208, HIM210, HIM211, HIM213, HIM221, HIM222)
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|BIO156||Introductory Biology for Allied Health (4) OR|
|BIO181||General Biology (Majors) I (4)||4|
|BIO201||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO202||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|BPC110||Computer Usage and Applications||3|
|HCC130||Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery||3|
|HCC145||Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals||3|
|HIM105||Computers in Healthcare and Health Record Systems||2|
|HIM180||Introduction to Medical Billing and Reimbursement||2|
|HIM181||Medical Claims Processing||3|
|HIM200||Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals||3|
|HIM208||ICD-CM Diagnostic Coding||2|
|HIM210||ICD-PCS Coding and ICD Applications||2|
|HIM211||Advanced Applications of Coding and Reimbursement||4|
|HIM213||CPT and HCPCS Coding||3|
|HIM221||Medical Coding Seminar||1|
|HIM222||Professional Practice in Medical Coding||1|
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