Center for Continuing Education and Conference Services
555 University Blvd N, AHE 335, Mobile, AL 36688
 

Prerequisites

Prior to enrolling in Comprehensive Coding for Physician's Office: Part I, you must have completed the specified prerequisites (if you have not taken a prerequisite, you can click on the catalog code link to see a list of upcoming course sections):

Medical Terminology: A Programmed Systems Approach
Mobile's medical community is the most rapidly growing area in the state. All employees in the medical field will appreciate this timely and much needed course. This study of basic medical terminology includes prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, abbreviations and symbols. A programmed learning, word building system will be used to learn word parts used to construct or analyze new terms. This provides you the opportunity to decipher unfamiliar terms and check their spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation. Abbreviations will be introduced as related terms are presented.

NOTE: In order to enroll in this class, you must be admitted to the Medical Billing and Coding Program and be paying per course. Students who have enrolled and paid for the Bundled Package do not need to register online. Also, University employees and affiliates, please call the Center for Continuing Education at 251-460-7200 to enroll.
Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Managers and Coders
This course explains the nature of matter and the principles of chemistry that are important to human physiology. You will learn principles of genetics and gain an understanding of how traits are passed from one generation to the next. This course goes in-depth on how the circulatory and respiratory systems work together to provide human bodies with the oxygen their tissues need, and how they work together with the skin and kidneys to rid the body of wastes. You will learn how human bodies fight off diseases, and how the digestive system converts food into energy and tissue. You will spend time on the endocrine system, which supplies the hormones needed for survival, and the reproductive system, the group of organs that allows life to be passed on to another generation. In addition, each lesson includes information about specific disorders that sometimes happen to human bodies. By the end of this course, you will have a greater appreciation and understanding of the marvelous complexity of the human body.
Introduction to Basic ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding
Designed for the beginning coder and those enrolled in the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program, this ICD-10-CM introductory course will give you an understanding of the new coding system. This transition will affect how services provided to anyone covered by HIPAA are to be coded for insurance claims and reimbursement. This 10-week course teaches you the correct use of the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis manual through hands-on application and provides a brief review of ICD-9 for coding services prior to the mandated transition. Textbook Optum ICD 10 CM Expert for Physicians 2019 ISBN-10: 9781622544288
Beginning CPT / HCPCS Procedural Coding for the Medical Practice
Designed for either the beginner or inexperienced coder, this course will provide a nine-week overview of the correct use of the CPT/HCPCS Procedural Manual. Procedure codes are assigned to each service provided to the patient. This illustrates the medical necessity of the patient’s care. This course will offer an historical perspective of the CPT and its usage, as well as going through each section of the manual. This is an interactive course and will prepare you for the next step in the coding curriculum, CPT Coding for the Intermediate. Textbooks 2019 AMA CPT Professional 2019 HCPCS Level II Expert Books are included in the registration fee. Prerequisites Introduction to ICD-10 and Medical Terminology. Co-requisites Anatomy and Physiology and Chart Reviewing Registration Registration for this class will close on June 16th. Early Bird fee ends on May 24th. Please register in advance.
Chart Reviewing for Physician Office Coders
Provides students with an understanding of the business and compliance of medical coding as well as documentation guidelines for Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. Students will also gain valuable knowledge of CPT E/M section and subsection guidelines, how to audit E/M records, and proper code selection of E/M services. Textbooks Required book: CPT Helpful book: CPC Study Guide The required textbooks are included in the cost of registration for this class. The helpful book is not included in the registration fee. Prerequisites Introduction to Basic ICD-10, Medical Terminology and Beginning CPT / HCPCS. Registration Registration for this class will close on August 19th. Early bird fee ends on August 2nd. Please register in advance.

If you have previously taken courses with us, check your Registration History to see if any of your past courses meet the prerequisites.


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