Medical Coding

COURSE CODE & TITLE MBC 16 Medical Coding
COURSE DURATION 60 hours
COURSE AVAILABILITY Weekend/Evening*
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION English
MAXIMUM INTAKE 20
PREREQUISITES (General) Graduate degree or higher diploma in Health care field/life sciences
or Graduate degree or higher diploma in any other field with 3 years experience in the hospital and  passing the medical terminology eligibility test conducted by the university
AWARD 6 CE UNITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health care settings as entry level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, or coding clerks, or medical coder/biller or (Medical Records and Health Information Technicians). Students will learn to identify sections and follow the standard guidelines to locate information in the CPT and ICD-10 Coding books for the purpose of completing patient/billing records.


COURSE OUTCOMES
: At the end of the course the students should be able to

  1. Identify sections and guidelines in the CPT Coding book.
    • Review the current procedural terminology.
    • Discuss the purpose of CPT.
    • Explain the sections of the CPT coding book:
    • Verify the correct CPT code from the medical record, fee ticket, and ledger.
    • Describe problem areas and how to resolve hard to code issues.
    • Define modifiers and their uses.
    • Read an operation report, noting items such as diagnosis and surgical procedures.
    • Demonstrate efficient use of the CPT coding book to locate information.
  2. Identify sections and guidelines of the ICD – 10 Coding book.
    • Explain the purpose of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD – 10).
    • Relate the manner in which the ICD -10 supports the CPT code.
    • Demonstrate the ability to find the main term and sub term for the identification of the total patient diagnosis.
    • Identify the correct sixth and seventh digit s for high level of specificity.
    • State the need for using place holder “X”

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE COURSE
This course is designed for individuals involved with coding, billing and abstraction of medical records who would like to enhance their skills or learn additional clinical areas.

COURSE CONTENT

CPT CODING ICD-10 CODING
COURSE METHODOLOGY:

  • Lectures
  • Course work
  • Instructor led discussions
  • Worksite learning
VENUE OF STUDY

  • Information & Learning Center, Gulf Medical University
  • GMC Hospital, Ajman

Materials/Supplies:Students shall have access to a current CPT and ICD-10 textbook and Workbook.

ASSESSMENT: Continous and End of the course assessment

Foracademic advising and planning of their study schedule applicants are requested to contact: The CCECO Coordinator, Office of the Director, Center for Continuing Education & Community Outreach, Gulf Medical University, Al Jurf, Ajman, UAE.

Continuing Education Units:
The course has been accredited for six continuing education (CE) units awarded by the University. Although these CE units cannot be transferred to satisfy credit requirements in any diploma or degree level courses in which the candidates may enroll at a future date, they could be counted in advancement of career by the relevant institutions.

*According to existing demand