2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Medical Coding: Professional and Facility Services, AAS


Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Coding: Professional and Facility Services, a student will be able to:

Technical Skills

  • Abstract and code using recognized classification systems following the Official Coding Guidelines for Outpatient and Inpatient reporting.
  • Apply current rules, regulations, compliance, for correct reimbursement under MS-DRG system and IPPS, as well as OPPS.
  • Perform denials management and reconcile all payer claims, and patient responsibility for optimal revenue cycle management.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Research and apply federal and commercial payer specific guidelines while submitting claims.
  • Navigate healthcare industry regulations, including HIPAA, HITECH, False Claims Act, Fair Debt Collections Act, and Stark Law.
  • Apply anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology to comprehend clinical documentation and code descriptors.

 Professionalism

  • Execute AAPC/AHIMA code of ethics.

Communication

  • Communicate professionally by using clear verbal communication, applying effective listening skills, and educating health providers and staff
    regarding Health Information.