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 2017-2018 fall starts. Go here for 2016-2017.

SEM TERM COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE CREDITS CLASS HOURS
PER WEEK
1 Spr MEDS1627 Introduction to ICD Coding 3 4
1 Spr MEDS1634 Introduction to CPT/HCPCS 3 4
      Semester Total 6 8
2 Fall MEDS1641 Intermediate CPT 3 3
2 Fall MEDS1643 Intermediate ICD Coding 3 3
      Semester Total 6 6
3 Spr MEDS2605 Medicolegal & Reimbursement Issues 4 4
3 Spr MEDS2620 Advanced Coding 3 5
      Semester Total 7 9
      Program Total 19 23

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.