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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Certificate

36

1.5 Years

 

 

The Healthcare Coding Certificate program of study prepares individuals to perform specialized data entry, classification, and recordkeeping procedures related to medical diagnostic, treatment, billing, and insurance documentation. It includes instruction in medical records and insurance software applications, basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, fundamentals of medical science and treatment procedures, data classification and coding, data entry skills, and regulations relating to Medicare and insurance documentation.


Completion of this Healthcare Coding Certificate program will prepare students to sit for the Certified Physician Coding Certification Exam (CPC) offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and Certified Coding Associate Exam (CCA) offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).


Students completing the Healthcare Coding certificate are encouraged to consider continuing their education to complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology.

 

   

 

 

Interested in this program?

 

Contact the Program Advisor!

jen.smith@neosho.edu

(620)432-0323

Coding Student Data

 

Exam Pass Rates

01/01/2010 thru 07/31/2019

CPC

CCA

CCS

CPC-H

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

(Fall) Semester I
 
Credit Hours

ALHT 110

Intro to Health Information Technology

    3

ALHE 105

Medical Terminology

 3

#ALMA 145

Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health

    4

ALHT 250

Reimbursement Methodologies

    3

 

Total

    13

(Spring) Semester II
   

CSIS 100

Computer Concepts and Applications

 3

ALHT 210

Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare

    3

*#ALHT 190

Pathopharmacology

    4

*ALHT 225

International Classification of Diseases

    3

 

Total

    13

(Fall)  Semester III
   

ALHT 230

Current Procedural Terminology Coding

    3

ALHT 170

Electronic Health Records

    3

ALHT 265

Advanced Coding and Review

    2

ALHT 255

Prof Practice Experience in Revenue Mgmt

    1

ALHT 260

Revenue Cycle and Billing

    1

 

Total

    10

#Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree following graduation should take BIOL 257 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lecture and BIOL 258 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab, in place of ALMA 145 Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health. Additionally, NURS 230 Pathophysiology and ALHE 122 Introduction to Pharmacology may be taken in place of ALHT 190 Pathopharmacology for transferability to other programs.

*BIOL 257 & BIOL 258, or ALMA 145, are pre-requisites for ALHT 190, NURS 230, and ALHT 225.

                      Total Certificate Credits     

    36

Optional Additional Study    

Students completing the Healthcare Coding certificate are encouraged to consider continuing their education to complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology.

 Courses marked with this symbol are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may be eligible for transfer. Please visit the NCCC Registrar to learn more.  Visit Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for additional information.

1.    Interpret health data content to support the assignment of correct medical codes and for reimbursement.
2.    Apply computer technology in the completion of health information processes.
3.    Follow health information requirements and standards.
4.    Differentiate among the different reimbursement methodologies.
5.    Comply with established legal and ethical standards of health information practice.
6.    Accurately code diagnoses and procedures in a variety of healthcare settings using currently accepted coding systems.