Program can be customized to fit your schedule and pace. Part-time and Full-time options are available to all students. Program accepts students 3 time per year (Spring, Summer or Fall). Self-paced online orientation is required after acceptance in to the program.
This course is designed to introduce the student to medical terminology, including roots, prefixes,and suffixes, with emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. The course consists of the basic rules for interpreting, constructing,and spelling medical terminology. The course includes common terminology, definitions and pronunciations for prefixes, suffixes, general body terms, and body system terminology. Each body system lesson includes terms for anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, radiology, procedures, and tests. Emphasis is upon learning word roots, prefixes and suffixes and how they are combined to form medical words
This course discusses the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body, basic current medical information on common clinical disorders encountered in the health field, the nomenclature used in describing anatomy, physiology, and disease of the human body, and the etymology of key terminology.
This laboratory course accompanies Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL1015). Activities provide a deeper and practical understanding of the basic principles of human anatomy and physiology. Many of the activities utilize laboratory simulation software. Topics include histology, blood analysis, skeletal muscle physiology, nerve impulse physiology, respiratory mechanics, chemical and physical properties of digestion, cardiovascular dynamics and endocrine physiology. This course was designed for students enrolled in Health Information Systems, Medical Assisting, Multi-Skilled Health Technology, and Emergency Medical Technology.
This course will introduce students to the names and uses of the major classes of drugs. The purpose of this course is to develop a foundation for health professionals on how drugs work, potential interaction, and risks and benefits of Rx drugs.
This course provides a comprehensive understanding and application of ICD-CM (International Classifications of Diseases – Clinical Modification). Official coding guidelines are used to accurately assign ICD-CM codes to diagnosis statements. Medical documentation is reviewed for accuracy and completeness and assigned ICD-CM codes are evaluated for accuracy. Classification systems and diagnostic/procedural groupings are discussed and compared.
This course covers legislative and regulatory processes, legal terminology, and medical professional-related and medical practice-related ethical issues. Topics include confidentiality, privacy and security policies, procedures and monitoring; release of information policies and procedures; and medical ethical issues. This course consists of a discussion and case review of codes of ethics, patient’s bill of rights, medical malpractice cases, and legal and ethical issues for health care workers. The course will exam the most controversial and important issues in modern medical ethics.
This course provides a comprehensive understanding and application of ICD-PCS (International Classifications of Diseases – Procedure Coding System). Official coding guidelines are used to accurately assign ICD-PCS codes to procedural statements. Medical documentation is reviewed for accuracy and completeness and assigned ICD-PCS codes are evaluated for accuracy. Diagnostic/procedural groupings are evaluated for accuracy.
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of CPT (Current Procedural Terminology). This course focuses on the coding rules for the CPT coding systems and then applying the rules to code patient services.
This course covers electronic health information systems and their design, implementation, and application. Topics include voice recognition and imaging technology, information security and integrity, data storage and retrieval systems, data dictionaries, modeling, and warehousing to meet departmental needs. Planning, design, integration, testing, evaluation and support for organization-wide information systems will be explored. The principles of ergonomics and human factors in work process design will be reviewed. This course also covers communication and internet technologies as well as common software applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphics.
This course covers the foundations of insurance and billing include a review of the types of healthcare payers, a determination of covered patient services and the completion of different types of claim forms. The importance and application of the revenue cycle will be discussed. Claims submission and follow up are covered. Compliance and ethical standards are discussed.
Advanced medical coding using ICD and CPT coding principles, conventions, and updates as they applyto accurate coding of complex medical/surgical cases with emphasis on case studies. Government regulations and changes in health care reporting will be examined. Computerized encoders and groupers emphasized. Topics covered also include other clinical classification/nomenclature systemsin use such as SNOMED and DSM.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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Classes are asynchronous, some classes are in a 7-week format some are in a 14-week format. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using exam proctoring software.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
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