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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Home Health Medical Coding (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Health Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description:

The first course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, biochemistry, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120 or MAT 1130

Description: Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: The second course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include the cardiovascular system, the lymphoid system, immunity, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: BIO 1121

Description: An overview of the major drug classifications, common drugs in each class, conditions for which drugs are administered and their general effects to assist medical coders in analyzing health care documentation for coding and reimbursement applications.

Prerequisites: HIM 1101 and BIO 1107 or BIO 1121 or BIO 1141

Description:

Introduction to principles, guidelines and conventions for assigning ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes to patient encounters for physician services. Additional out-of-class assignments are required.

Prerequisites: HIM 1101 and BIO 1121

 

Term hours subtotal:

8

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Introduction to principles and medical coding for using ICD-10-CM for coding home health records. Students should possess proficiency in medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Additional out-of-class assignments are required. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: HIM 1201 and BIO 1222

Description: Pathological changes associated with the most commonly occurring diseases of each body system. Correlates changes with patient's response, diagnostic studies, and treatment modalities.

Prerequisites: BIO 1107 or BIO 1121 or BIO 1141

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.