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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.

E. Stam
425-388-9311
estam@everettcc.edu

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 160 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.

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 Comunity College reserves the right to make any change in the contents and provisions of the catalog without notice.