Master Medical Coding: Comprehensive course in Anatomy & Medical Terminology.

Medical coding is a specialized field that involves converting patient information, diagnoses, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. These codes are taken from medical record documentation, such as transcription of physician's notes, laboratory and radiologic results, etc. A medical coding course with anatomy and medical terminology is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the coding process, along with a solid foundation in the medical sciences. As new medical coders we need to understand: 
1. Introduction to Medical Coding: Understanding the purpose and importance of medical coding, types of codes (ICD, CPT, HCPCS), and the role of a medical coder.
2. Medical Terminology: Learning the language of medicine, including the meaning, spelling, and pronunciation of medical terms.
3. Anatomy and Physiology: Understanding the human body systems, their functions, and how they interrelate.
4. Coding Systems: Detailed study of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
5. Coding for Different Medical Specialties: Learning to code for various specialties such as cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, etc.
6. Health Insurance and Reimbursement: Understanding health insurance plans, the billing process, and how coding affects reimbursement.
7. Legal and Ethical Issues in Medical Coding: Understanding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), fraud and abuse, and the ethical considerations in medical coding.
8. Practical Application: Applying coding knowledge through case studies and real-world scenarios.
A course will provide a student the with the information they need to be able to accurately code patient diagnoses and procedures, understand the basics of health insurance and billing, and be prepared for a career as a medical coder. Come join us for our next class.