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CO303 Reimbursement Methods and Regulatory Guidelines

3 Semester Credit Hours

In this course, students will examine advanced reimbursement methodologies as they relate to regulatory requirements and reporting. Diagnosis codes as it applies to billing and other financial aspects of health care will be covered. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: MC208, MC209

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CO304 Healthcare Compliance, Legal & Ethical Issues

3 Semester Credit Hours

Compliance is a necessity for any health care organization. This course focuses on privacy issues, data integrity, medical record completeness and other aspects of assurance in the medical environment. Auditing principles will also be introduced. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: MC210

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CO305 Data Quality & Management

3 Semester Credit Hours

Data Quality & Management focuses on health claims compliance, audit issues and quality in billing and reimbursement. Students will learn to assess the quality of coding, data and routinely generated medical reports. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered.  Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: MC209, CO303

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CO306 Health Information Documentation

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course provides an introduction to the interpretation of health care documentation as it relates to the body systems and medical terminology. Diagnosis and procedure code assignments are also explored. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: CO303

 

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CO307 Guidelines & Reporting for Acute Care (Inpatient) Service

3 Semester Credit Hours

In this course, students will explore reimbursement methodologies for hospital inpatient services. The structure and organization of the Medicare Inpatient Acute Care Prospective Payment System and the relationship between coding and DRG assignment will also be covered. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: MC206, MC207, CO301, CO302

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CO308 Guidelines & Reporting for Outpatient Services

3 Semester Credit Hours

Instruction is given on basic outpatient coding requirements, typical difficulties with interpreting and coding outpatient procedures, application of coding guidelines to ensure accurate coding assignment, and identifying the necessary documentation for coding assignment. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: MC206, MC207, CO301, CO302

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CO309 ICD Coding for Physician Offices

3 Semester Credit Hours

The ICD Coding for Physician Offices course is designed for students who have who have successfully completed the Basic ICD Coding course. This course provides hands-on instruction and detailed exploration of the principles of the ICD-9-CM (Volumes I and II) coding. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: MC206, CO301

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CO310 CPT & HCPCS Coding for Physician Offices

3 Semester Credit Hours

The CPT & HCPCS Coding for Physician Offices course is designed for students who have who have successfully completed the Basic CPT/HCPCS Coding course. This course provides hands-on instruction and detailed exploration of the principles of the CPT & HCPCS coding. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: MC207, CO302

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COM401 Programming & Problem Solving

4 Semester Credit Hours

The beginning programmer is provided with a guide to developing structured program logic.  Programming concepts, practice of solid style techniques and logical thinking are assembled together as the foundational formula for this course.  Subjects covered include structure, modules, hierarchy, charts and documentation.  Also covered are making decisions, looping, control breaks, arrays, advanced array manipulation, menus and input validation. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: PM205 or DB201

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COM402 Ethics in the IT Industry

3 Semester Credit Hours

The legal, social, and ethical issues that students face entering the technology industry are presented.  Professional conduct, social responsibility, and rigorous standards for software development and reliability are stressed. Issues such as liability, intellectual property, privacy, security, and Internet crime are investigated.  Code of Ethics for Professional Technology Organizations such as ACM, AITP and PMI are referenced. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: BC204, E103

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