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Medical Coding: Hospital-Based

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.

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Medical Coding: Hospital-Based (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5092
Total Credits Required
44
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior, and cultural competency skills according to acute care professional practice standards.
  2. Apply critical thinking skills to decision-making processes in accordance with acute care standards and best practices.
  3. Apply legal and ethical concepts and principles applicable to acute care setting regulations and guidelines.
  4. Use health information technologies commonly used in acute care settings.
  5. Apply anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology concepts in the acute care coding function.
  6. Apply clinical nomenclatures, vocabularies, classification systems, revenue cycle management processes, and coding compliance concepts according to acute care standards.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

$41,570

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

High school graduate or GED.

Formal application and acceptance to the Medical Coding: Hospital-Based certificate program is required. Applications can be obtained Advisement or from the College website.

Ability to fully participate in classroom laboratory, and professional practice settings.

Background Check Requirements
Program applications will not be accepted without a copy of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card. Upon conditional program admission, the student must comply with all requirements of the current MCCCD background check policy.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

This option may include variable full-time (12 to 18 credits per semester) and/or part-time (11 credit hours or less per semester) status by term due to course prerequisites and scheduling

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO156 or
BIO181
Introductory Biology for Allied Health or General Biology (Majors) I SQ 4
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications CS 3
HCC145 Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 3
HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery 3

Summer Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Summer Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I SG 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II SG 4
HIM200 Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals 3
HIM105 Computers in Healthcare and Health Record Systems 2
HIM180 Introduction to Medical Billing and Reimbursement 2

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIM208 ICD-CM Diagnostic Coding 2
HIM181 Medical Claims Processing 3
HIM210 ICD-PCS Coding and ICD Applications 2

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
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

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO156 or
BIO181
Introductory Biology for Allied Health or General Biology (Majors) I SQ 4
HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications CS 3
BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I SG 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HCC145 Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II SG 4
HIM200 Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIM180 Introduction to Medical Billing and Reimbursement 2
HIM208 ICD-CM Diagnostic Coding 2
HIM210 ICD-PCS Coding and ICD Applications 2

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIM105 Computers in Healthcare and Health Record Systems 2
HIM181 Medical Claims Processing 3
HIM211 Advanced Applications of Coding and Reimbursement 4

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIM213 CPT and HCPCS Coding 3
HIM221 Medical Coding Seminar 1
HIM222 Professional Practice in Medical Coding 1
Course Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Medical Coding: Hospital-Based (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=140620).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.