Medical Coding

OIT 229
2 CR

This individualized instruction course introduces students to the skills needed to be a successful physician practice medical coder. Students will learn to review patients’ medical records and assign diagnosis and procedure codes. Proofreading skills and accuracy will be stressed because accurate coding is a critical part of ensuring that claims follow the legal and ethical requirements of government programs and other payers, as well as the federal HIPAA laws. Medical Coder Certification will be discussed. Lab Fee

Prerequisites: a "C" in OIT 228