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Medical Coding


The Medical Coding program utilizes web-based materials used exclusively for the training of medical coders. The program is offered in an online environment, which may be entered at the beginning of any quarter and requires an average of about 35-40 hours of study time per week. The program is self-contained and focuses on providing the training required for the student to obtain an entry-level position as a medical coder. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of this 37-credit program. Prerequisite: high school diploma or equivalent.

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MC 101 - Orientation and Computer Fundamentals

Use of program tools and resources to navigate coding web site and resources. Introduction to basic hardware and technologies related to the medical office environment. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 3, 6. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission
MC 102 - Introduction to Medical Coding

Introduction to the medical coding program including use of program tools, coding resources, and student success measures. Computer fundamentals are also covered, including hardware and system requirements, use of 3M encoder, and use of web browsers. Introduction is made to classifications, nomenclatures and clinical vocabularies, coding guidelines, auditing methods, and automated coding. Coding ethics, physician queries, and severity of illness systems are also included. This course is only open to Medical Coding students. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 3, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission
MC 105 - Healthcare Delivery Systems and Legal Compliance

Structure, organization, and inner workings of the current healthcare system in the United States. Legislative and regulatory processes in the United States relating to patient records and health information. Includes HIPAA (Health Insurance Information Portability Accountability Act), standards of ethical coding, and privacy and security policies. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 6. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission
MC 112 - Health Information Management

Study of healthcare delivery systems, data, and use of health information. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 1.
MC 115 - Healthcare Reimbursement

Presents information about healthcare facilities, third-party payers, and physicians' roles in medical billing and coding. Federal legislation and claim information is also presented. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 2.
MC 116 - Healthcare Reimbursement

Study of medical billing processes and guidelines with focus on reimbursement monitoring and reporting. Federal legislation, compliance strategies, and regulatory guidelines are also presented. This course is only open to Medical Coding students. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MC 105 or 106 with a C or better
MC 120 - Healthcare Vocabulary

The study of vocabulary used in medical coding, including spelling; looking up words; learning root words, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations; creating plural medical words; understanding the meanings of words; and differentiating between alike words. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 5, 6. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission
MC 136 - Structure and Function of the Human Body

Study of basic structure and organization of the human body as needed to assign correct medical codes. Emphasis on terminology used to identify each body system in medical reports and patient records. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 6. Prerequisites:  MC 101, 105 and 120 with grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment.
MC 137 - Structure and Function of the Human Body

Study of the basic structure, organization, and functions of human body systems as will be needed to assign correct medical codes. This course is only open to Medical Coding students. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MC 101 or 102 with grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment
MC 138 - Pathophysiology

Identification of disease causes and processes as they relate to assigning medical diagnostic and procedural codes. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 2. Prerequisites:  MC 120 with grade of C or higher
MC 139 - Pathophysiology

Study of disease processes, causes, and symptoms in all systems of the human body as they relate to assigning medical diagnostic and procedural codes. This course is only open to Medical Coding students. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MC 120 with grade of C or higher
MC 140 - Basics of Pharmacology

Study of drug categories, classifications, routes of administration, and therapeutic effects. Includes toxicology, immune responses, pain management, poisonings and anesthesia. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6. Prerequisites:  MC 136
MC 141 - Basics of Pharmacology

Study of drug categories, classifications, routes of administration, and therapeutic effects. Introduction to the most commonly used drugs and pharmacology references. Includes toxicology, immune responses, pain management, poisonings, and anesthesia. This course is only open to Medical Coding students. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MC 136 or 137 with a C or higher
MC 145 - Coding with ICD-10 CM/PCS

Identification of disease causes and processes as they relate to assigning medical diagnostic and procedural codes. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2. Prerequisites:  MC 120, MC136, and MC138 (C or higher) or concurrent enrollment in MC138.
MC 146 - Coding with ICD-10 CM/PCS

Introduces students to official coding guidelines; provides training for use of ICD-10 CM/PCS (International Classification of Diseases, Version 10, Current Modification/Procedure Coding System) code book to correctly assign medical codes to diagnoses and procedures. Introduction to coding software to make code assignments. This course is only open to Medical Coding students. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MC 102 and MC136 or 137, all with a C or higher; MC 138 or 139 with a C or higher, or concurrent enrollment
MC 148 - Advanced Coding with ICD-10-CM/PCS

Provides practice assigning ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Version 10, Current Modification) diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS (International Classification of Diseases, Version 10, Procedure Coding System) procedure codes. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2. Prerequisites:  MC145 with C or higher
MC 149 - Advanced Coding with ICD-10 CM/PCS

Provides practice assigning ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Version 10, Current Modification) diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS (International Classification of Diseases, Version 10, Procedure Coding System) procedure codes to a variety of coding scenarios including multiple and complex situations. Industry certification testing models (AHIMA, AAPC) are included. This course is only open to Medical Coding students. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MC145 or 146 with C or higher
MC 150 - Principles of Procedural Coding

Prepares students to analyze medical records and accurately assign CPT or HCPCS codes for clinic and hospital visits, medical procedures, and other treatment modalities. Prioritization and determination of level of code assignments are also taught. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2. Prerequisites:  MC 145 with a C or higher.
MC 151 - Principles of Procedure Coding

Prepares students to analyze medical records to apply CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) and HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) guidelines to accurately assign CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) or HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) codes for clinic and hospital visits, medical procedures, and other treatment modalities. Prioritization and determination of level of code assignments are also taught. This course is only open to Medical Coding students. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MC 145 or MC 146 with a C or higher
MC 180 - Medical Coding Practicum

Provides practice in reading healthcare scenarios to assign correct procedural and diagnostic codes. Also helps to prepare students for certification testing. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2. Prerequisites:  MC 140, MC 145, and MC 150 with C or higher; MC 148 with C or higher or concurrent enrollment.
MC 181 - Medical Coding Practicum

Provides practice assigning ICD-10-CM/PCS (International Classification of Diseases, Version 10, Current Modification/Procedure Coding System), CPT (Current Procedural Terminology), and HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Code System) codes to patient reports that vary in complexity and type (inpatient, outpatient, physician, emergency room, long-term care, etc.). Assignment of Present on Admission Indicators and Diagnostic Related Grouping will also be presented. This course is only open to Medical Coding students. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 2, 4, 5, 6. Prerequisites:  MC 140 or 141, MC 145 or 146, and MC 150 or 151; MC 148 or 149 with C or higher or concurrent enrollment

REQUIREMENT CODE KEY

  • AAS - Option II code (if applicable)
  • C - Communication Skills
  • NS - Natural Science
  • H - Humanities
  • SS - Social Sciences
  • NS-L - Natural Science Lab
  • Q - Quantitative Skills
  • TE - Transfer Elective (A list)
  • D - Diversity course

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Disclaimer: The printed catalog is published every year for information purposes and is designed to assist prospective students in program planning. The information in the current catalog reflects current programs, requirements, and costs as of August 1, 2009. All information is subject to change without prior notice. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication; however, the catalog is not an irrevocable contract between the student and Everett Community College. Everett Community College reserves the right to make any change in the contents and provisions of the catalog without notice.