Medical Office Training Courses
MEDICAL CODING FOR OUTPATIENT & INPATIENT SERVICES PART I
This 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 identified or performed 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. This course helps students learn
medical terminology, law,
liability & ethics topics, health care delivery systems, medical records,
and medical billing. 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 Part II course. This course is
online, and a student should plan to devote 20 to 30 hours per week to the
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 P.M. A WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.
completion of the Part I course, a student will be expected to begin the Part
II course within three months. If the student takes longer than three months to
begin the Part II course, the student will need to start the Part I course
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 withdraws after the start of the class and prior to the census point of the class.
3. No refunds will be given after after the census point of class.
Enrollment PolicyEnrollment for a course will end at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) one week prior to the course start date.
Course Start Date: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Enrollment Deadline: Wednesday, January 6th, 2011
- Students cannot enroll for more than one Career Step-instructed online course at the same time.
- A student must complete Part I of a course to be able to register for Part II of the course.
- Access codes and passwords for course curriculum will be sent via e-mail to students on the day the course begins.
* To maintain registration in a course, students must log on to the online medical course web site and complete the Assessment Test and course orientation within three days of the course start date. Failure to access the web site and complete the course orientation will result in a student's removal from the course.
Computer & Course Materials Requirements
The Part I course only requires a computer & internet connection.
A student in the Medical Coding for Outpatient & Inpatient Services 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.
CREDENTIAL INFORMATION: The Professional Medical Coding & Billing course prepares students for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification and Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exams. The Certified Professional Coder & Certified Coding Associate Certifications are valid in North Carolina and the following states.
|Florida||Nebraska||US Virgin Islands|
|Illinois||New York||West Virginia|
|Kansas||Northern Mariana Islands|