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Medical/Hospital Inpatient Coder

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Care New England/SEIU 1199NE JATC
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 0 total skills
Diagnostic Imaging
Emergency Room Coding
OGCC - outpatient clinic coding
Observation Coding
Surgery outpatient

Technical Instruction

Medical Terminology - 50 req. hrs
Focus on medical terminology: students learn to articulate concepts of body systems, components within individual systems, and relationships between systems including the terminology of body systems relevant to disease, diagnostic and therapeutic tests, and procedures.
Computer Fundamentals and Applications - 50 req. hrs
An introduction to computers and their use in information processing. Use computer programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, and data base management, as well as Internet applications
Anatomy and Physiology/Human Biology - 50 req. hrs
The organization of the human body, the definition of the terminology used to describe the location and function of anatomical structures, the outline of the basic chemical concepts essential for understanding physiological processes.
Pathophysiology/Pharmacology - 50 req. hrs
Combination of the study of human disease processes and treatments. Discussion of etiology and pathogenesis of diseases along with the application of diagnostic procedures and patient care. Includes pathology and underlying principles of the human systems along with characteristics of typical drugs, side effects, cautions, and interactions.
Reimbursement/Revenue Cycle - 50 req. hrs
Payment systems, including those for inpatient and ambulatory care settings, as well as those for psychiatric, hospice, and home health services.
Legal and Ethical Issues and Compliance - 50 req. hrs
Legal principles and terminology, as well as health records as legal documents, administration of the law, legal aspects of healthcare facilities, medical staff organization, privacy, and security.
Introduction to Health Information Management - 50 req. hrs
Introduction to the health information management field and opportunities available for students after graduation. Presents an evolutionary view of health information systems. Professional ethics and exposure to current issues impacting the field are included.
Coding Classification/Clinical - 50 req. hrs
The historical development of classification systems for documenting diagnoses and procedures. Application of current and future coding systems as well as coding clinical guidelines for diseases and procedures. Both inpatient and outpatient systems will be reviewed. Compliance and ethics are stressed in each lesson.
Diagnosis Coding - 50 req. hrs
In-depth study of diagnosis coding using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) classification system.
Procedure Coding - 50 req. hrs
An in-depth study of procedural coding using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) classification system and the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) system
Advanced Coding - 50 req. hrs
Intermediate and advanced study of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) classification systems, the Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) system, and HCPCS Level II classification systems. Students will demonstrate mastery of coding conventions, coding principles, and official inpatient and outpatient guidelines using case studies.

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