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Medical Office Specialist (MOS)

107: Medical Office Administration (3-2-1)
Prerequisite: CIS 105
A course of study in medical office procedures including the role of electronic medical records.

109: Survey of Medical Coding. (4-3-3)
Prerequisite: BLGY 110, BLGY 120, CIS 105, and permission of the Division. .
Overview and basic coding with the latest edition of ICD and CPT coding systems used in the coding of diagnoses and procedures in health care facilities. Emphasis is on the development of basic skills needed for accurate coding for medical billing purposes. (Medical Office Specialist majors must take this class concurrently with MOS 110). This is an integrated lecture and lab course.

110/110L: Medical Coding I/Laboratory. (4-3-3)
Corequisite: MOS 109 and permission of the Division.
Latest edition of ICD coding and classification systems to assign valid diagnostic and/or procedure codes. The laboratory serves to reinforce lecture material and provides practical application and practice in coding.

111/111L: Medical Coding II/Laboratory. (5 credit hours)
Prerequisite: MOS 110, and acceptance into the Medical Office Specialist Clinical program.
Understanding and use of the latest edition of ICD, CPT and HCPCS coding and classification systems in the assignment of diagnostic and procedure codes. This course is a continuation of MOS 110. The laboratory component reinforces lecture material and includes practice in coding in-patient and out-patient records.

113: Reimbursement Methodology. (3-3-0)
Corequisite: MOS 109 or ALHT 114.
The use of coded data and health information in reimbursement and payment systems utilized in health care settings and managed care. The course will review prospective payment systems, third party payers, billing and insurance procedures, explanation of benefits statements, peer review organizations, managed care, and compliance issues.

116: MOS Practicum. (2 hrs. credit)
Corequisite or prerequisite: MOS 111 or MOS 118.
Supervised on-the-job experience performing medical coding and other related medical office duties in a health care facility. A minimum of 100 hours of practical experience will be required. This class will require students to be available for assignments in health care facilities Monday through Thursday for up to 8 hours per day.

118: Advanced Reimbursement Methodology. (3-3-0)
This course is a continuation of MOS 113, with emphasis on NCD and LCD, NCCI edits, CMS website and other insurance sources.

220: Coding Practice. (2-2-0)
A course designed to provide a review of medical coding and increased proficiency for individuals having completed course work in medical coding, or those with significant experience in the field.  The course includes a review of assignment of medical codes, coding regulations including compliance and reimbursement and a review of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology necessary to correctly code provider diagnoses and services.

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