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Metropolitan Community College Health Information Management and Coding Program

Health Information Management/Coding Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute (HSI)
Program Coordinator: Patricia Elliott, M.Ed, RHIT, 816.604.4245
Application Deadline: Health Information Management - April 30th | Coding - November 1st


CODE 107 - Medical Billing - 2.00 credits

The course familiarizes students to the medical billing cycle introducing the major types of medical insurance, payers, and regulators. Discusses the general procedures for calculating reimbursement, compliant billing, and preparing and transmitting claims.

CODE 202 - Classification of Diseases - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Formal admission to the Coding Specialist Certificate Program, HIM 100, HLSC 108 OR BIOL 109 OR BIOL 110 and BIOL 210 with a grade of C or better. This course teaches coding using International Classification of Disease-Clinical Modification by assigning codes to diagnostic conditions. Students will learn to utilize coding guidelines for accurate and ethical coding practices in preparation for the national credentialing exam.

CODE 207 - Classification of Procedural Coding Systems - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Formal admission to the Coding Specialist Certificate Program, HIM 100, HLSC 108 OR BIOL 109 OR BIOL 110 and BIOL 210 with a grade of C or better. Students are required to validate procedure code assignments based on physician documentation and its translation to the standardized terminology used in the ICD Procedural Coding System. Students will develop an understanding of the multiaxial characters throughout the different sections of the coding book as well as the definition of each character placement.

CODE 218 - Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CODE 202 and CODE 207 with a grade of C or better. Coding of medical services and procedures using the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) classification system and use of HCPCS coding system applicable to ambulatory settings. Validate codes in compliance with regulatory requirements and reimbursement methodologies.

CODE 221 - Coding Professional Practicum - 2.50 credits

Prerequisites: CODE 202 and CODE 207 with a grade of C or better. Coding practicum preparing the student for the national credentialing exam. Student will utilize the academic electronic record to learn how to navigate through the electronic health record (EHR) to view clinical documentation for appropriate coding utilizing ICD-CM, ICD-PCS, CPT and HCPCS code sets.