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Medical Office Specialist (MOS)

107: Medical Office Administration (3-2-1)
Prerequisite: CIS 105
A course of instruction in the knowledge, skill and application necessary to efficiently practice the concepts of multiple duties including electronic medical records and practice management in a medical office.

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 CPT and HCPCS coding systems used in the coding of procedures in healthcare. Emphasis is on the development of basic skills needed for accurate coding for medical procedures and supplies. This course includes a basic review of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. (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.
Utilization of the latest edition of ICD coding and classification systems to assign valid diagnostic codes. The laboratory serves to reinforce lecture material and provides practical application and practice in coding. This course includes a review of medical terminology. (Medical Office Specialist majors must take this class concurrently with MOS 109).

111/111L: Medical Coding II/Laboratory. (4 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 109 and MOS 110. The laboratory component reinforces lecture material and includes practice in coding medical 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)
The student will master common medical billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues and differences in reimbursement methodologies. The student will learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, and payment processing and the follow up process.

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.

221: ICD-10-CM Coding. (1-1-0)
This course provides instruction in the latest edition of ICD-10-CM coding and classification systems for outpatient facilities and physician services to assign valid diagnostic codes. The course provides practical applications and practice in coding and utilization of the ICD-10-CM coding system. The course is based on current proficiency in ICD-9.

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