Advanced Medical Coding

The Advanced Medical Coding curriculum provides the didactic and clinical experience necessary to become competent credentialed coders.

Coursework includes reimbursement, advanced International Classification of Diseases-10th Revision-Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).

Graduates may be eligible to take either of the Certified Coding Specialist exams: the Certificate Specialist and/or the Certificated Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS/CCS-P).

Individuals entering this curriculum must be a graduate of a Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) accredited health information program.

 

Anywhere health information is housed, exchanged, and coded. Including, but not limited to:
•Acute Care Hospitals
•Physician Offices
•Long Term Care Facilities
•Ambulatory Surgery Centers
•Health Insurance Companies
•Health Information Exchanges
•Government Agencies (OIG, HHS, OCR, CMS, VA)
•Health Information System Vendors (EHR, Coding)
•Coding and/or HIM Consulting Companies

Advanced Coding using:
ICD-10-CM/PCS
CPT
HCPCS
Clinical Documentation
Reimbursement
Compliance

• Students will demonstrate advanced level skills in applying diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, HCPCS) to complex clinical cases.
• Students will evaluate evolving governmental and payor regulations and recommend correct coding initiatives.
• Students will evaluate and determine processes for compliance with current laws and standards related to coding initiatives and the revenue cycle.
• Students will analyze clinical documentation to identify discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data.
• Students will prepare for the CCS and/or CCS-P credentialing exams

Each Advanced Medical Coding course is project based and upon completion, graduates will have a variety of tangibles to demonstrate competency to potential employers.

Certificate in Advanced Medical Coding