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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

November 19, 2001

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, x4521, hbiblehi@mnsfld.edu.

Action: Proposed new course for AAS degree in Medical Information Coding:

Rationale: The following are descriptions of courses which will be required for the approved AAS degree in Medical Terminology. See attachment received via e-mail for a course outline for each of the proposed courses.

 

MEDICAL INFORMATION CODING:

 

Course Number: CD 100

Course Title: Fundamentals of Medical Terminology Credits:

Catalog Description and Course Description:

This course introduces students to medical terminology. It emphasizes the meanings of root words and their combining forms. Terminology related to etiology, symptomatology, pathology, and diagnostic procedures for specific medical conditions is also reviewed.

 

 

Course Number: CD 105

Course Title: Basic ICD -9-CM Coding

Credits: 5 credits

Prerequisites: CD 100; CD 102

Catalog Description and Course Description:

This course introduces student to both nomenclature and coding systems. The student is expected to be able to apply basic ICD-9-CM coding concepts. Currently ICD-9-CM is one of the major medical coding classification systems used within the United States. The system is used to describe diagnoses and operative surgical and invasive) procedures.

 

 

Course Number: CD 110

Course Title: Basic CPT/HCPCS/E & M Coding

Credits: 5 Credits

Prerequisites: CD 100; CD 102

Catalog Description:

This course introduces students to basic ambulatory coding concepts and basic CPT/HCPS as well as basic E and M coding.

 

Course Number: CD 120

Course Title: Health Information Management

for Coders

Credits: 3 credits

Prerequisites: None

Catalog Description and Course Description:

This course introduces the student to the healthcare system, its organization, financing and services as well as the importance of the medical record The student learns about terminology and standardized forms used in medical records departments. Ethical, legal and compliance issues relating to medical records are also explored.

 

 

 

Course Number: CD 205

Course Title: Advanced ICD-9-CM Coding

Credits: 5 Credits

Prerequisites: CD 105

Catalog Description and Course Description:

This course builds on the principles taught in CD 105. More advanced concepts of ICD-9-CM coding and Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) and Diagnostic Related Groups are presented.

 

 

Course Number: CD 205

Course Title: Advanced ICD-9-CM Coding

Credits: 5 Credits

Prerequisites: CD 105

Catalog Description and Course Description:

This course builds on the principles taught in CD 105. More advanced concepts of ICD-9-CM coding and Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) and Diagnostic Related Groups are presented.

 

Course Number: CD 210

Course Title: Advanced CPT/HCPCS/E & M

Coding

Credits: 5 credits

Prerequisites: CD 110

 

Catalog Description:

This course introduces students to advanced ambulatory coding concepts, advanced CPT/HCPCS, and advanced E and M coding.

 

Course Number: CD 215

Course Title: Medical Insurance, Reimbursement Methodology and Medical Office Procedures

Credits: 3 Credits

Prerequisites: CD 100; CD 102

Catalog Description and Course Description:

This course introduces students to billing and reimbursement procedures. Discussion includes prospective payment systems, third party payers, billing and insurance procedures and charge master description. Relationships with Patient Business Services are presented.

 

 

Course Number: CD 220

Course Title: Pharmacology and Pathophysiology for Medical Coding and Transcription

Credits: 3 credits

Clock Hours: 3 hours class per week

Placement in the Curriculum: Fourth semester

Prerequisites: MT 200 or CD 105 and CD 110

Faculty:

Catalog Description and Course Description:

This course introduces students to pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics appropriate for common medical problems encountered in medical coding and medical transcription. It also includes study of clinical pathology, including cytology, histology, and autopsy procedures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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