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Medical Coding Course Schedule

Medical coding is a fast-growing occupation that combines business and health care. If you are interested in a job in health care without direct patient contact, this is an excellent option for you. These high-demand positions may also allow for remote work. The medical coding training program provides students with the knowledge and skills to become competent credentialed coders in the inpatient or outpatient setting. Students may be eligible to sit for the CPC, CCS-P, or CCS coding credentials.

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
162032Medical Billing & Coding I1/5-4/26onlineonline$185online
162033Medical Billing & Coding II1/5-4/26onlineonline$185online
162031Medical Coding – Inpatient Services 1/5-4/26
onlineonline$185online
162027Medical Coding – Outpatient Services I1/5-4/26
onlineonline$185online
161028Medical Coding – Outpatient Services II1/5-4/26
onlineonline$185online
Semester 1
163590Medical Billing & Coding I4/29-8/2onlineonline$185online
163596Medical Billing & Coding II4/29-8/2onlineonline$185online
Semester 2
163615Medical Coding - Inpatient Services4/29-8/2onlineonline$185online
163597Medical Coding – Outpatient Services I4/29-8/2onlineonline$185online
163613Medical Coding – Outpatient Services II4/29-8/2onlineonline$185online
Summer 2024 (Select 1 Course)
Semester 3
162040 Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam Review5/21-7/30onlineonline$185online
162043 Certified Coding Specialist Coder (CCS) Exam Review5/21-7/30onlineonline$185online
162044 Certified Coding Specialist – Physician-Based Coder (CCS-P) Exam Review5/21-7/30onlineonline$185online

To complete the medical coding program, students must take five or six courses depending on the chosen pathway.

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For more information, contact Wendy Dunbar at 252-493-7528 or wwdunbar973@my.pittcc.edu.

Course Descriptions

Medical Billing and Coding I

This course prepares students for a medical coding career by covering basic human anatomy and physiology for all body systems. Course content will focus on major diseases, lab medicine, common procedures, pharmacology, and terms used in physical exams, outpatient and operative procedures, and diagnoses. Upon completion, students will have the required knowledge of medical terminology to become a medical coder. Note: Students should also register for Medical Billing and Coding II. Textbooks are an additional cost and are required. 128 hours. Cost: $185.

Medical Billing and Coding II

This course prepares students for entry-level medical billing and coding positions. Course topics can include but are not limited to ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding, electronic health records, managed health care, legal and regulatory considerations, claim form instructions, and insurance plans (Medicare, Medicaid, BlueCross BlueShield, Tricare and Workers’ Compensation). Upon completion, students will have the required knowledge of medical billing and coding necessary to become a medical coder. Note: Students should also register for Medical Billing and Coding I. Textbooks are an additional cost and are required. 128 hours. Cost: $185.

Medical Coding-Inpatient Services

(for students pursuing the CCS credential only) This course will focus on advanced medical coding and billing for Inpatient Services. Students will learn to apply ICD procedure coding conventions and guidelines, Procedure Coding System (PCS) Table navigation, and application of codes. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between anatomy and physiology and the application of procedure codes by reviewing clinical documentation to determine procedure intent and extent. Upon completion, the student will have the knowledge to sit for industry-recognized certifications. Textbooks are an additional cost and are required. 128 hours. Cost: $185.

Medical Coding – Outpatient Services I (ICD-10-CM Coding)

This course provides an in-depth study of diagnostic coding using the ICD-10-CM coding system. Students will learn the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and how to apply these guidelines when assigning diagnosis codes to all chapters of the ICD-10-CM code book. Upon completion, students will have the required knowledge to accurately code diagnoses. Note: Students should also register for Medical Coding – Outpatient Services II. Textbooks are an additional cost and are required. 128 hours. Cost: $185.

Medical Coding – Outpatient Services II (CPT/HCPCS Coding)

This course provides an in-depth study of procedural coding using the CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Students will learn and apply the guidelines for assigning correct procedure codes. Upon completion, students will have the required knowledge to accurately code procedures. Note: Students should also register for Medical Coding – Outpatient Services I. Textbooks are an additional cost and are required. 128 hours. Cost: $185.

Certified Coding Specialist Coder (CCS) Exam Review

This course prepares students to sit for the inpatient, hospital-based CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) certification exam administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The course will review the four domains covered on the CCS certification exam (coding knowledge and skills, coding documentation, provider queries, and regulatory compliance) and provide opportunities for review, coding practice, and test-taking strategies. Upon completion, students should be prepared to register and sit for the CCS credentialing exam. Textbooks are an additional cost and are required. 60 hours. Cost: $185.

Certified Coding Specialist –Physician-Based Coder (CCS-P) Exam Review

This course prepares students to sit for the outpatient, physician-based CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based) certification exam administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The course will review the five domains covered on the CCS-P certification exam (diagnosis coding, procedure coding, research, compliance, and revenue cycle) and provide opportunities for review, coding practice, and test-taking strategies. Upon completion, students should be prepared to register and sit for the CCS-P credentialing exam. Textbooks are an additional cost and are required. 60 hours. Cost: $185.

Certified Professional Coder Exam Review

This course provides instruction that will prepare students to sit for the certified professional coder (CPC) exam. Students will apply guidelines learned in ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS to accurately code outpatient encounters to be submitted for insurance reimbursement. Upon completion, students will have the required knowledge to successfully sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). 60 hours. Cost: $185.

For more information, contact Wendy Dunbar at 252-493-7528 or wwdunbar973@my.pittcc.edu.