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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. Textbook TEXT: Medical Terminology: A Word Building Approach by Jane Rice 7th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0132148023 ISBN-10: 0132148021
Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Managers and Coders
This course is designed to orient students to basic human anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is placed on organ systems with associated pathophysiology. Upon completion, students will be able to correctly identify the major organ systems and subsystems, describe major diseases associated with each system, identify major medical tests to diagnose pathophysiologies discussed including the skin in health and disease and the musculoskeletal, nervous, sensory, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, and genitourinary systems. Textbook Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 4th Edition by D. Rizzo ISBN 9781285174150
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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University of South Alabama

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Mobile, Alabama 36688 | 1-251-460-6101

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