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Medical Coding Advanced Dertificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Medical Coding

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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The  Advanced Certificate Medical Coding program will prepare students to obtain entry level positions as medical coders in hospitals, physician private practices, as well as insurance companies. ​

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Prerequisites

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General Education Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

35  CH
Biology
BIOLOGY 116
Anatomy And Physiology 4
Laboratory studies in gross and microscopic mammalian anatomy. Lectures correlating human anatomy and physiology. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
IAI Approved
Offered at: Malcolm X Olive-Harvey
BIOLOGY 120
Terminology For Medical Careers 3
Basic medical vocabulary for allied health professionals and others with minimal background in anatomy and physiology; includes study of the human body systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Computer Information Systems
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 145
Intro to Database on Microcomputers 3
In-depth concepts of database as they apply to microcomputers in business and personal use to build information management systems. The network, hierarchical, and relational models are discussed. DBMS on microcomputers are used for lab assignments to implement the rational models. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Health
HEALTH 107
Pharmacology 4
This course introduces the student to the basic skills that are performed by the medical assistant in the medical office. The course will emphasize the principles of pharmacology as they relate to medication administration in the medical office and clinic settings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Acceptance into the Medical Assisting program/plan 0359 and Grade of C or better in Biology 120.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
Health Professions
HEAPRO 102
Health Career Studies 3
This course introduces students to the integral knowledge and professional skills required to be successful in healthcare careers. It prepares students for the rigor of healthcare career programs. It emphasizes understanding of the professional culture, deep learning of key foundational skills, application of health information technology, and demonstrating cultural competence in interactions with others. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X
Heath Information Management
HIM 101
Introduction to HIT 3
This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of health care delivery systems; the health information profession; the definition and the purpose of the medical record; the systems and processes for collecting, maintaining and disseminating health information; numbering, retention and storage of medical information; forms control and design; indexes and registers; release of patient information, security, privacy, confidentiality, and ethical issues; documentation requirements; regulatory requirement of healthcare organization, accrediting and licensing agencies, and computerized information management systems utilized by health information management departments. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Malcolm X
HIM 102
Medical Billing 2
This course is designed to provide an introduction to medical billing. Topics covered will include medical billing procedures, billing procedures in different healthcare settings, and types of healthcare insurance. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Malcolm X
HIM 103
Basic Coding ICD9/ICD10 3
An introduction to the basic coding guidelines of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) nomenclature. Topics include the format of ICD-9/10, practice code assignment, ethical coding principles, encoding systems, and software with practice applications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Malcolm X
HIM 104
Basic Coding CPT-4 3
An introduction to the basic coding guidelines of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) nomenclature. Topics include the format of CPT and practice code assignment, ethical coding principles, encoding systems and software with practice applications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in HIM 103, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
HIM 201
Clinical Pathophysiology 3
This course introduces the nature of disease and its effects on the body systems. The most common diseases and disorders of each body system are presented along with a review of the anatomy and physiology related to the content. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BIOLOGY 116, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
HIM 205
Health Information Management Seminar I 1
This course is a capstone course that emphasizes the integration of the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed as a part of the health information management advanced certificate curriculum. This course specifically focuses on the student's ability to demonstrate a comprehensive, integrated response to simulated scenarios the student will face in the work environment. Students will also develop their resume and portfolio in preparation for entry into the work force. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Students must be in their last semester of the Advanced Certificate Program AND Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X

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Elective Program Requirements

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Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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