CCS-Ps are coding practitioners who specialize in physician-based settings such as physician offices, group practices, multi-specialty clinics, or specialty centers. They review patient records and possess in-depth knowledge of the CPT coding system and familiarity with the ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II coding systems. They are experts in health information documentation, data integrity, and quality and play a critical role in a health provider’s business operations for data submitted to insurance companies or the government for expense reimbursement.
This program offers the knowledge and skills to sit for both the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Office – CCS-P (AHIMA) and/or the Certified Coding Specialist- CCS (AHIMA) American Health Information Management Association and meets the education eligibility requirements as outlined by that association.
|ALH 111 Diagnostic Coding*||3 credits|
|ALH 205 Pharmacology*||3 credits|
|ALH 210 Procedural Coding*||3 credits|
|ALH 218 Medical Terminology*||3 credits|
|ALH 222 Disease Conditions*||3 credits|
|ALH 240 Insurance Claims Processing*||3 credits|
|ALH 250 Medical Law & Bioethics*||3 credits|
|ALH 280 Coding Specialist Practicum*||3 credits|
|BIO 101 Human Biology*||4 credits|
|BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I*||4 credits|
|BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II*||4 credits|
|BUS 111 Business/Technical Communications*||4 credits|
|*Course has a prerequisite|
- The student must achieve a “C” or 2.0 GPA in all curriculum courses.
- Qualifications for the practicum require that students have all course work completed and an overall 2.5 GPA or above.
- All instructors must recommend the student for practicum.
- The process of determining who will enter the program will be selective.
Current as: 7/16/14