Medical Office Training Courses
PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL CODING & BILLING PART I
PLEASE NOTE: The FTCC Med Online courses are for North Carolina residents only.
This sixteen-week course is the first course in a two-part, AHIMA-approved program that prepares students for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams. Medical coding is the process of assigning formal, standardized codes to diagnoses and procedures performed or identified by physicians. Medical coders utilize medical records and patient charts to find diagnostic and procedural information that can be put into numerical codes and used by insurance companies and third party payers for payment. The Professional Medical Coding & Billing Part 1 course helps students learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, healthcare information management, healthcare delivery systems, reimbursement methodologies, and ICD-10 coding. Topics explored in this course are important as they prepare students for learning the remaining elements of ICD-10 coding, which will be covered in the Online Professional Medical Coding & Billing Part II course. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course, students receive access to an online reference library. This course is online, and a student should plan to devote 25 to 30 hours per week to the course work.
Please Note: The student must complete all of the course
modules and pass the final exam at the end of the Part II course to
successfully finish the Online Medical Inpatient & Outpatient Coding
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Students cannot enroll for more than one FTCC Med Online
course at one time. A student must complete Part I of a course to be able to
register for Part II of the course.
Refund & Enrollment Policy
The refund policy for Fayetteville Technical Community College's Continuing Education Division was established by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, Raleigh on October 15, 1993. The full refund policy is listed in the NC Administrative Code 23NCAC.2D.0203 (d) Brief Statement of Policy:
1. A pre-registered extension student who officially withdraws from an extension class(es) prior to the first meeting of the class (should be 24 hours prior) will be eligible for a 100 percent refund by completing an official request form.
2. The refund will be 75 percent if requested prior to the 10 percent date of the class(es) meeting.
3. No refunds will be given after 10 percent of class meetings.
Computer & Course Materials Requirements
Effective October 2015, the Online Medical Inpatient & Outpatient Part I course will have one hard copy textbook, Comprehensive Medical Terminology (Cengage), which is automatically shipped to students after the drop/add/refund period expires. Students will be prompted to request the ICD-10 CM and PCS handbooks and code books at a specified point in the Online Medical Inpatient & Outpatient Coding Part I course. Please allow seven to ten business days for course books and/or materials to arrive.
A student in the Professional Medical Coding & Billing Part I course must have access to a personal computer and/or lap top computer in addition to consistent and reliable internet access.
Since the course is completely online, your computer will play an important role in your learning experience. We recommend the following minimum computer system specifications:
- Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection recommended)
- 800 X 600 minimum resolution (1024 X 768 or higher recommended)
- Sound card and speakers (Earphones recommended)
- Available USB port
- Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
- Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
- PDF reader
- Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x/9.x
- Microsoft Windows (XP�, Vista�, 7 with latest service pack)