Medical Coding Certificate

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester
HS 101 Medical Terminology 3 0 3
BI 120 Human Biology 3 2 4
  7
Spring Semester
BI 122 Basic Pathophysiology 3 0 3
HS 104 Health Care Data Content
and Delivery Systems
3 0 3
  6
Summer Semester
IT 102 PC Applications 3 0 3
  3
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester
HS 116 Introduction to Hospital Coding 4 0 4
HS 117 Intermediate Hospital Coding 3 0 3
  7
Spring Semester
HS 218 Advanced Hospital Coding 3 0 3
HS 219 Ambulatory Coding 4 0 4
  7
TOTAL CREDITS 30

Prerequisites: Be a high school graduate or the equivalent; keyboarding skills helpful.
Program Cost Estimates

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2014-15.

Health Information Management is a dynamic field and a growing profession. Coding professionals are trained specialists in classifying medical data and transforming diagnoses, conditions, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures into coded data that serve as the basis for local, regional, state-wide, national and world-wide comparison. Payment for medical care is contingent on the coded data provided by medical coding specialists. Employment opportunities include positions in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, nursing homes, insurance companies, and mental health facilities. Coding specialists work with ICD-9, CPT Codes and medical information and reimbursement systems. These codes change on a yearly basis and ongoing training is required. Students will gain hands-on experience using 3-M Coding and Grouping software. The program provides students with the necessary tools to sit for the CCA exam. This program is available evenings only. This program is financial aid eligible. To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must submit an official, final high school transcript, or the equivalent documentation that demonstrates high school completion, to the NHTI Admissions Office.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

Winnona Vachon, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
Medical Coding
Program Coordinator

wvachon@ccsnh.edu

Admissions
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011
nhtiadm@ccsnh.edu