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Medical Coding Certificate

Medical Coding Certificate

This is a limited enrollment, 29 hour certificate program offered only on the Des Plaines campus. The day program can be completed in 3 semesters. The evening option is designed for students unable to attend day classes and can be completed in 4 semesters.

Students gain a comprehensive working knowledge of ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT coding systems. Although this is primarily a hospital-based program, physician's offices and insurance companies employ individuals with knowledge and skill in the language and science of medicine and coding systems. Coded medical information is used to determine and secure appropriate reimbursement for health care services rendered.

After completion of this certificate, students may choose to pursue the Associate in Applied Science Degree in HIT. All medical coding certificate courses are applicable toward the AAS Degree.

Admission Requirements for Limited Enrollment Medical Coding Certificate
This is a limited enrollment program with specific admission requirements.

Application Process for Limited Enrollment Medical Coding Certificate
This is a limited enrollment program with a specific application process.


You may wish to review the Medical Coding Certificate FAQ.

Courses for Medical Coding Certificate
29 Semester Hours Curriculum 0287

Full-time Day Program on Des Plaines

Students are admitted in the Fall (August) semester only.

Courses are required to be taken in the following semester sequence.
A minimum grade of C is required in all courses.

Prerequisite. These courses must be taken prior to Fall Program Admission

HIT 104

Medical Terminology

3

BIO 231

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

1st Semester, Fall

HIT 121

Fundamentals of Health Information Management

3

BIO 232

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

2nd Semester, Spring

HIT 105

Pharmacology for Health Record Documentation

1

HIT 108

International Classification of Disease - ICD

3

HIT 126

Classification Systems and Registries

2

HIT 170

CPT Coding

2

3rd Semester, Fall

HIT 120

CPT Evaluation & Management

1

HIT 201

Fundamentals of Medical Science

3

HIT 260

Reimbursement Issues

3

 

Part-Time Evening on Des Plaines Campus

Students are admitted to the program in the Spring (January) semester only.

Courses are required to be taken in the following semester sequence.
A minimum grade of C is required in all courses.

Prerequisite. These courses must be taken prior to Spring Program Admission

HIT 104

Medical Terminology

3

BIO 231

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

1st Semester, Spring

HIT 121

Fundamentals of Health Information Management

3

BIO 232

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

2nd Semester, Summer

HIT 170

CPT Coding

2

HIT 105

Pharmacology for Health Record Documentation

1

3rd Semester, Fall

HIT 108

International Classification of Disease - ICD

3

HIT 126

Classification Systems and Registries

2

HIT 120

CPT Evaluation & Management

1

4th Semester, Spring

HIT 201

Fundamentals of Medical Science

3

HIT 260

Reimbursement Issues

3

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IMPORTANT DATES


April 9
Registration opens for fall 2014 semester.

May 15, 16
Evaluation Days.

May 16
Last day of student attendance.

May 19
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 19
Summer 2014 interim classes begin.

May 20
Faculty grading due.

May 20
Commencement

May 26
Memorial Day holiday. College closed.

June 9
Classes begin for summer 2014 eight-week session.

June 9
Three-week First Summer Interim faculty grading due.

June 16
Classes begin for summer 2014 seven-week session.

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