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Curriculum Plan

Module 1:

Co-requisite – MCC 001 - Anatomy and Physiology
Students survey the anatomical structures and physiology of the human body.  The anatomical structures and functions of each body system are discussed in detail.  

MCC 100  Medical Terminology and Pathophysiology
This course introduces common medical terms through the analysis of word components.  Students are taught how to break medical terms into prefixes, suffixes, and roots, and become familiar with the spelling and definition of common medical terms related to major disease processes, diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, abbreviations, drugs, and treatment modalities.  

In Part 2 of MCC 100, emphasis is placed on the disease processes affecting the human body via an integrated approach to specific disease entities. Included will be the study of causes, diagnoses, progression, and treatment of diseases as well as an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology.

MCC 200 - Healthcare Delivery Systems
An introduction and overview of the organization and activities of hospitals, nursing homes, mental health and ambulatory care centers, home health agencies, hospices, and other types of health care facilities are provided in this course. Students also learn about the educational preparation and responsibilities of health care professionals and the regulations that govern the healthcare environment.  Documentation practices in various health care settings will also be covered in this course.

MCC 300 – Health Records and Data Content
This course introduces students to the content, use, structure, and principles of clinical terminologies, classifications, and code systems; including data and data sets.  Students will become familiar with the attributes of the electronic health record along with the legal, ethical, privacy, security, confidentiality, and clinical documentation improvement standards applicable to health information management and the coding profession.

Module 2:

MCC 400 – ICD-10-CM Coding (Part 1)
This comprehensive course provides an introduction to the basic principles and conventions of the ICD-10-CM Coding and Classification System, including practice and assignment of valid diagnostic codes.  

MCC 500 – ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding (Part 2)
As a continuation of the ICD-10-CM course, ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding focuses on ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural) coding and incorporates the basics of ICD-10-CM coding learned in MCC 400.  

MCC 800 – Medical Office Processes and Reimbursement
The student will be exposed to contemporary prospective payment systems used by the U.S. government and other key health plans that comprise sources of payment for healthcare services.  Emphasis is placed on the uses of coded data and health information in reimbursement and payment systems in the U.S. healthcare delivery systems.

Module 3:

MCC 600 - CPT Coding (Part 1)
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the basic principles of the CPT/HCPCS coding classification systems.  This course emphasizes practice in the assignment of valid diagnostic and procedure codes in the ambulatory care setting and their impact on reimbursement.

MCC 700 - CPT Coding (Part 2)
This course is designed as a continuation of Part 1of the CPT/HCPCS coding course.  CPT Coding Part 2 utilizes higher level, more complex examples, case studies, and scenarios to strengthen coding competency.    

MCC 900 –  Capstone Professional Coding Practicum and Review 
     
                                                
The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the AHIMA and/or AAPC national certification examinations.  Students will practice coding more complex cases using real-world professional coding scenarios.   Official study and review guides will be used to prepare students to successfully pass the CCA and/or CPC national certification examination(s).

7/11/19


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