Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program from Clayton State CE on Vimeo.
Medical coding and related occupations are among the fastest growing opportunities in the healthcare industry today! As a medical coding professional, you will be a valuable member of the team working with patients, doctors, nurses, and insurance companies to accurately code diagnoses and procedures on patient medical records ensuring proper reimbursement. This course is designed to prepare students for the AAPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam (www.aapc.com). Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
There is a required Healthcare Assessment Exam. The test will be offered after the Information Session. Textbooks required.
Information Sessions are held in July. New program begins in August.
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Sarah Pitts Holmes is the Executive Administrator for an OB/GYN practice and Clinical Research Facility. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Southern Wesleyan University in 1983. Having twenty eight years of experience as a practice administrator has allowed her to manage her practice effectively as well as assist her physician. She strives to keep the practice on the cutting edge of medical technology and clinical research.
Sarah has achieved many accomplishments in her career as an administrator. She was conferred with the title of Certified Medical Manager, Healthcare Compliance Officer, Certified Practice Manager, HIPPA Compliance Specialist, and Certified Coding Specialist. Sarah has been honored twice as Medical Manager of the year and selected as a member of Who’s Who of Professional Business Women and Who’s Who Historical Society of Professionals. She sits on the National Advisory Board of (PAHCOM) Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management and is the current president of the Atlanta Chapter.
Sarah has been on the Continuing Education faculty at Clayton State University for five years where she teaches the Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program.
Jeanette Thomas is a native of New Jersey. She received her BS in Technical Management with a concentration in Health Information Management from DeVry University and is currently pursuing a masters in Healthcare Administration and Informatics. She is a dedicated HIM Professional with over 20 years experience in Health Information Management and Healthcare Financial Management. She has management experience in all areas of the Revenue Cycle Division including Patient Financial Services, Patient Access, and Training and Quality for the Revenue Cycle Division. In addition she has been an instructor for Clayton State University “Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Certificate Program” for the past ten years.
Jeanette been employed with Emory University for the past 5 years where she is responsible for the daily operations and management of coders, physician education and process improvements.
Prior to joining Emory she was employed with DeKalb Medical Center as Manager of Quality and Training for the Revenue Cycle Division. She served on HFMA’s CPAR Committee for several years prior to becoming the AAPC Georgia Chapter - GAPC “Education Chair”. She is currently the GAHIMA Membership Chair and a board member of DeVry’s Health Information Technology Program.
High School Diploma or equivalency and submission of healthcare application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and internet are required.
We highly recommend that you purchase books as needed. Medical books are revised regularly. Instructors will tell you which version you need for the next section three to four weeks prior to the start of the next section.
Medical Terminology for the Health Professional, Erlich, Schroeder - Current Edition
Fundamentals of Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology, Rizzo - Current Edition
ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PSC Coding Handbook, Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA - Current edition
ICD-10-CM - Current edition
ICD-10-PSC - Current edition
Step by Step Coding (book) - Current Edition
Step by Step Coding (workbook) - Current Edition
CPT4 Standard (AMA) - Current Edition
HCPCS Level II - Current Edition
Insurance Handbook for Medical Office (Book) - Current Edition
Insurance Handbook for Medical Office (Workbook) - Current Edition
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Teaching methodology includes lecture, discussions, power point presentations, real life experiences and case studies. Assessment will be based on discussion participation, homework assignments, quizzes, midterm exam and final exams.
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education certificate and CEUs, you must attend 80% of all class sessions, actively participate and complete a course evaluation. In addition you must complete all assignments and pass quizzes, mid-term exam and final exam with average of 70 or above according to the criteria below.
Students will have 1 midterm and 1 final exam at the end of the course and any other quizzes given by instructor.
The following criteria will be used to evaluation each student’s performance: standard quality of practical work
Students MUST attain a 70 in order to PASS the course
Expectations of student participation:
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 196 hours
Number of CEUs to be offered: 19.6
There is a required pre-assessment test of Math and English. The test will be offered after the Information Session.
Be sure to complete the Required Healthcare Application.