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Medical Coding


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Program Description


This course series prepares students to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Professional Coder. Medical Coders typically work in large physician practices, hospitals or coding companies. They must use federal diagnostic (ICD) and procedure (CPT) codes to express medical services provided. This coding of services provides the basis for billing and collection of money for services. Hours are generally standard daytime business hours with some evening/night/weekend flexibility depending on facility. Processing medical claims is big business and a key need in today’s work place. Accurate medical coding is essential to the delivery of quality health care and efficient health care administration.

Program Outcomes


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Certifying Organization:

Students will be prepared to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Professional Coder certified by the American Academy of Professional Coders or American Health Information Management Association.

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

www.aacp.com

Exam cost: $300

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

www.ahima.org

Exam cost: $399

External Credential:        Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Career Opportunities:

Coders can work in hospitals, doctor offices, billing agencies, clinics, temp agencies, insurance companies, accountant offices, legal firms, state agencies, and self-employment. This is not a career that is easily done at home.

Program Length


12-18 months

Coding courses begin in January at CCBC Randallstown, in May at CCBC Essex, and online in August.

Program Requirements


High School Diploma or GED. All students must be computer literate and have Internet access.

HIPAA Training REQUIRES 100% attendance. Students arriving late to class will not be admitted. Late arrival to, or early exit from, class will also result in a failing grade and no refund. Students will then be required to retake the class at their expense.

Application Process


Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


1. (Prerequisite) Medical Terminology for Health Occupations: AHE 534

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Medical Terminology: Language of Health Care (w/CD); ISBN 1451176767; $83.15

2.  (Prerequisite) Anatomy and Physiology: AHE 519 Or Anatomy and Physiology Online: AHE 672

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Human Body in Health & Disease; ISBN 0323101240; $70.35

3. HIPAA Training: AHC 360 Or HIPAA Training Online: AHL 719

  • Textbook/Materials: Handouts Online

4. Medical Coding I: AHL 904 Or Medical Coding I Online: AHL 829

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • 1) 2016 ICD-10-CM For Physicians; Professional Ed, Buck  Volumes 1, 2 and 3; ISBN 0323279767; copyright 16; published by Suanders; $105.00
    • 2) CPT 2016 Professional Ed, American Medical Association; ISBN 1622022041; copyright 15; published by AMA $118.00
    • 3) HCPCS Level II Expert 2016; Optum/Insight; ISBN 1601519133; copyright 16; published by Optum; $99.95
    • 4) Step by Step Medical Coding 2016 Package, Textbook & Workbook; Buck; ISBN 0323393829; copyright 15; Elsevier; Kit/Set/Package; $139.15

5. Medical Coding II: AHL 905 Or Medical Coding II Online: AHL 830

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • 1) 2016 ICD-10-CM For Physicians; Professional Ed, Buck  Volumes 1, 2 and 3; ISBN 0323279767; copyright 16; published by Suanders; $105.00
    • 2) CPT 2016 Professional Ed, American Medical Association; ISBN 1622022041; copyright 15; published by AMA $118.00
    • 3) HCPCS Level II Expert 2016; Optum/Insight; ISBN 1601519133; copyright 16; published by Optum; $99.95
    • 4) Step by Step Medical Coding 2016 Package, Textbook & Workbook; Buck; ISBN 0323393829; copyright 15; Elsevier; Kit/Set/Package; $139.15

6. Introduction to Electronic Health Records (EHR): AHL 798 Or Introduction to Electronic Health Records (EHR)  Online: AHL 804

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Electronic Health Record for Allied Health Careers (w/CD Only); published by McGraw Hill; 0073309788; $110.65

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $2115 - $2220 (Tuition-$1090-$1236/Fees-$984-$1025)
  • Textbook/Materials: $726.25

Course Substitutions:

Medical Terminology AHE 534 can be substituted with:  OFAD 141 or ALHL 115 or AHL 717

Anatomy and Physiology AHE 519 can be substituted with:  AHL 672 or AHE 715 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 220 and BIOL 221

HIPAA AHC 360 can be substituted with:  AHL 719 or AHC 356

Additional Expenses:

AAPC Practice Exam: $99

AAPC Membership: $80

Program Contact Information


Program Coordinator:

Ruth Burke

rburke2@ccbcmd.edu

410-679-3020

Essex, HTEC 013

Program Support:

Maria Buttion

mbuttion@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-1866

Essex, HTEC 005

Financial Aid and Payment Options


  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

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