Provides instruction for outpatient coders to interpret various source documents and translate written narrative into numeric procedure codes. Uses CMS 1500 insurance claim forms and includes an overview of HCPCS. Concurrent enrollment in MEDC 115 is recommended. Prerequisite: MED 103 with a "C" or better and eligible for ENGL 098 or ENGL& 101.
Introduces the use of electronic health records to manage health information. Students will practice data entry, including data by touch on the ten-key pad, while creating electronic medical records (EMR) for both inpatient and outpatient settings using software applications. Speed, accuracy, and proper technique are emphasized and practiced. Prerequisite: MED 115 with a "C" or better.
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