Medical/Hospital Inpatient Coder

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Care New England/SEIU 1199NE JATC
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Apr 04, 2021
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

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

Technical Instruction

Medical Terminology
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.
# | 50 hrs
Computer Fundamentals and Applications
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
# | 50 hrs
Anatomy and Physiology/Human Biology
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.
# | 50 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.
# | 50 hrs
Reimbursement/Revenue Cycle
Payment systems, including those for inpatient and ambulatory care settings, as well as those for psychiatric, hospice, and home health services.
# | 50 hrs
Legal and Ethical Issues and Compliance
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.
# | 50 hrs
Introduction to Health Information Management
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.
# | 50 hrs
Coding Classification/Clinical
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.
# | 50 hrs
Diagnosis Coding
In-depth study of diagnosis coding using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) classification system.
# | 50 hrs
Procedure Coding
An in-depth study of procedural coding using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) classification system and the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) system
# | 50 hrs
Advanced Coding
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.
# | 50 hrs