Medical Coding Specialist Curriculum

The Medical Coding Specialist Certificate is designed for current medical coders who want to refresh their skills and prepare for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) examination. Students must have approval from the program advisor, Greg Latterell, to be admitted into the program.

Certificate

This curriculum is accurate for 2014-2015 fall starts. Go here for 2013-2014.

SEM TERM COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE CREDITS CLASS HOURS
PER WEEK
1 Fall MEDS1634 Introduction to CPT/HCPCS 3 4
1 Fall MEDS2601 Introduction to Health Information 3 4
      Semester Total 6 8
2 Spr MEDS2605 Medicolegal & Reimbursement Issues 4 4
      Semester Total 4 4
3 Fall MEDS1627 Introduction to ICD Coding 3 4
      Semester Total 3 4
4 Spr MEDS1641 Intermediate CPT 3 3
4 Spr MEDS1643 Intermediate ICD Coding 3 3
      Semester Total 6 6
      Program Total 19 22

Note: AAS degrees must have Gen. Ed. courses from three goal areas and AS degrees from six goal areas of the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Visit with advisor or refer to Degree Audit Report for elective options.

This course sequence is an example.