HCOA154 Medical Terminology (Cr3) (3:0)
Comprehensive study of medical terminology with emphasis on prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and spelling principles through the use of programmed materials, interactive computer experiences, lecture, and audio tape delivery. Also available through Online Learning. Formerly OFAD154.
HCOA172 Health Insurance Basics (Cr3) (3:0)
This course reviews the procedures, rules and regulations as well as the history, structure, and organization of the health insurance processes. Emphasis will be placed on review of medical documentation and accuracy in the submission of health claims for optimal reimbursement. Prereq. - HCOA154. Formerly OFAD172.
HCOA175 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Methodologies (Cr3) (3:0)
This course reviews the ICD-10-CM/PCS coding and classifications systems used in the health care setting. The emphasis is on the coding guidelines, rules and regulations as well as the history, structure and organization of the coding systems. Emphasis on the review of medical documentation, diagnosis selection and the correct sequencing for optimal reimbursement will also be integrated with the course. Prereq. - HCOA154. Formerly OFAD175. Also available through Online Learning.
HCOA176 CPT Coding Methodology (Cr3) (3:0)
This course reviews the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) coding system used in the health care setting. The course will emphasize the coding guidelines, the application of modifiers, the rules and regulations as well as the structure of the coding system. Review of medical documentation will also be incorporated. Prereq. - HCOA154. Formerly OFAD176. Also available through Online Learning.
HCOA177 Health Information Technology (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the field of health information technology. Topics to be covered include the healthcare delivery system, medical records format and content, healthcare reimbursement, how information is gathered and by whom, how information is used and the technology behind health information systems. In addition, the course will cover retention policies and procedures, documentation, confidentiality issues (HIPAA), legal and regulatory aspects of the medical record and the basics of the electronic health record. Formerly OFAD177.
HCOA240 Medical Office Management Practices (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is a culminating experience for students enrolled in health care programs. Students will develop skills necessary for working in a health care environment, whether it is in a physician's office, hospital, skilled nursing facility or other health care/medical office. Students will master tasks of a medical office, including medical communications and scheduling, preparing patients' charts and bills, electronic health records, finances, managing health information, ethics, law and compliance and general office management. Prereq. - HCOA154. Formerly OFAD240. Also available through Online Learning.
HCOA254 Advanced Medical Terminology (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is an in-depth study of medical terminology with emphasis on current usage pertaining to diagnostic techniques, disease processes, oncology, radiology, surgical and medical treatment/intervention. Prereq. - HCOA154. Formerly OFAD254.
HCOA270 Advanced coding for Medical Services (Cr3) (3:0)
This course introduces advanced ICD-10 and CPT coding skills with emphasis on enhancing accuracy and refinement of effective use of resources. Course intended only for those students who possess a working knowledge of coding; will prove beneficial to those currently working in a medical billing setting. Prereq. - OFAD170 or HCOA175+176. Formerly OFAD270. Also available through Online Learning.
HCOA275 Capstone Simulation for Coding (Cr2) (2:0)
This course bridges the gap between classroom and work experience for medical coding and billing. It provides a capstone experience allowing students to take what was learned in the classroom and apply it with on-the-job scenarios typically performed by a medical coding and billing specialist. Prereq. - OFAD170 or HCOA175+176. Formerly OFAD275.
HCOA276 Diversity & Cultural Competency in Healthcare (Cr2) (2:0)
This course is designed to explore diversity and cultural competency in healthcare. Students will explore and understand the wide array in which diversity and culture influence healthcare needs, expectations and decisions. Formerly OFAD276.