Medical Coding and Billing-Patient Access Associate Certificate

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Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
HSC-114 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3
MAP-401 MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS 1
MAP-431 HUMAN RELATIONS 1
CPC-170 PATIENT ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE 2
TOTAL 7

HSC-114 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is designed to study the basic language related to medical science with emphasis on word analysis, construction, definitions, pronunciations, spelling and standard abbreviations.

MAP-401 - MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to expose the student to legal concepts of standard of care, scope of employment, criminal and civil acts, contract, negligence and ethical concepts.

MAP-431 - HUMAN RELATIONS

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course includes fundamental principles related to human relations. Basic psychological and developmental theorists, factors that influence behavior, professional attitudes and behavior, self-improvement, and communication in the health care setting are emphasized.

CPC-170 - PATIENT ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

Lecture: 32

Credit: 2

This course prepares the student for the front line of healthcare services for patients entering a hospital or clinic. This course places an emphasis on customer service skills, patient registration, patient scheduling, the fundamentals of the revenue cycle, billing and reimbursement, HIPAA, and practical experience and understanding of electronic health records. Prerequisites: HSC-114, MAP-401, MAP-431

Megan Massner - Instructor/Coordinator, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5203

Email: mmassner@scciowa.edu
Diploma, Southeastern Community College

Anne Abel - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5293

Email: aable@scciowa.edu
CPC, Certification of American Academy of Professional Coders
CPC-I, Certification of American Academy of Professional Coders

Deb Shaffer - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5213

Email: dshaffer@scciowa.edu
AAS, Mt. St. Clare College
ADN, Southeastern Community College

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