ADMS 1018 This course covers basic information on the history of computers, computer hardware and desktop application software. Students will learn the fundamentals of word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), and presentation applications (PowerPoint). Students will also be introduced to use of basic file management and the Internet.
MCOD - 1045: Medical Terminology for Medical Coders
MCOD 1045 Medical Terminology for Medical Coders focuses on the medical language ? identifying medical term elements, prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations. Construction, definition and pronunciation of terms that relate to the structure and function of the human body, system-related diseases and medical procedures will be addressed. In addition, a variety of medical record reports will be analyzed and interpreted by incorporating the understanding of the medical language.
MCOD 1051 This course provides basic information about common disease conditions affecting various body systems. There is a focus on the general principles of disease and signs and symptoms of specific disease processes. Major concepts include diagnostic tests, treatment modalities, and medication protocols related to specific disease processes.
MCOD - 1361: Health Information Management Essentials
MCOD 1361 Health Information Management (HIM) Essentials teaches about health care records management in the United States. While the focus in on today's healthcare environment students also learn history of healthcare laws. Students demonstrate an understanding of the need for patient consent, the importance of patient privacy and security laws, as well as the vital role specialty societies and accreditation authorities play in HIM. Students gain hands on experience in a simulated electronic record to experience how technology is used in HIM to obtain high-quality patient centered care. Students learn how to navigate within the electronic medical record, abstract meaningful patient data, and strengthen critical thinking skills needed to succeed in the healthcare arena. There are no pre-requisite courses for this class.
MCOD 1400 This hands-on class immerses students into to the ICD-10-CM alpha-numeric diagnostic classification system for physician-based medical coding. Students abstract diagnostic statements from medical case studies and apply the Official ICD-10-CM Guidelines for accurate medical coding. Students learn about human diseases and how the ICD-10-CM classifies different diseases and injuries. There are no prerequisite courses for this class.
HEAL 1101 This four-credit lecture course is designed for students preparing for a career in the medical field. Emphasis will be on anatomical terminology and structure and function of the following components of the human body: cells, tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, senses, cardiovascular, blood, digestive, reproductive, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, and respiratory systems.
MCOD 1390 This course is an introduction to pharmacology principles. Students will learn the classifications of medications and be introduced to generic, trade, chemical and official names for drugs. Common pharmacological abbreviations will be learned. Medications used to treat symptoms and disease for each body system will be introduced. Possible side effects, adverse reactions, and contraindications will be addressed.
MCOD 1410 This course provides an introduction and study of each chapter of the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology Codes (CPT). Students learn the importance of accuracy in CPT coding. Direct learning occurs as students code medical cases throughout the semester. Current regulations and established AMA guidelines in code assignments are taught in this course. Students learn to use HCPCS Level II codes and modifiers. The class provides a solid foundation in CPT procedural coding
MCOD - 1430: Legal Principles for Health Professionals
MCOD 1430 This course introduces legislation for healthcare professionals and medical coding staff. Students learn how Federal and State laws impact patient rights as they study the need for and the importance of informed consent, patient privacy, medical records security, professional liability, and workplace legalities. Compliance with contracts and public duties of health care practitioners are evaluated. Historical case examples are utilized and the need to protect patient rights regardless of race, gender, class, veteran status, sexuality, religion, or ability is emphasized. A variety of ethical issues in health care are explored, as well as an examination of future trends in health care.
PHIL 1350 This course introduces students to basic issues in medical ethics. Emphasis will be placed on the process of considering ethical theory, ethical principles, and laws in the analysis of specific cases. This course will be of special interest to students in health-related programs though students in any program will find the study of medical ethics worthwhile. Suggested Accuplacer reading cut score over 78 and completion of ENGL 1150: Composition I. Meets MnTC Goal 6 and Goal 9.
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1. Prerequisites: See course details in eServices for prerequisite information.
MCOD 1370 The course emphasizes the medical revenue cycle's ten steps that clearly identify all the components needed to successfully manage the medical insurance claims process. Students will learn how broad pressure to control costs in the healthcare industry creates a complex billing environment, including:
How payment has shifted from straightforward fee-for-service insurance to a complex mixture of contracts with payers.
Why providers must ensure patient satisfaction and also use health information technology effectively and efficiently to receive maximum appropriate payment for their services.
Examine additional pressure results from federal government prosecution of health care fraud and abuse as a top policy objective. HIPAA and HITECH have also created new privacy, security, transactions, and code sets laws, including the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS, that must be implemented. Failure to comply with proper billing and coding procedures can have significant financial and legal consequences.
Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare
MCOD - 1380: Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare
MCOD 1380 This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory, practice and management of quality improvement processes which focuses on quality of patient care in healthcare organizations. Using real life examples and case studies students learn the components of quality improvement for problem-solving, decision-making, time management, and applying quality tools. This course also covers collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting numerical data relating to healthcare services. Students will apply analytical and graphic tools used in performance and quality improvement.
ADMS 1361 Health Information Management Essentials
MCOD 1361 Health Information Management Essentials
MCOD 1421 This course prepares emerging Medical Coding, Health Information Management & Revenue Cycle students to meet the demands of Leadership and Management in the healthcare setting. Students will learn evidenced based management approaches, skills, and leadership principles.
MCOD 1440 Advanced Coding further prepares students in hospital and clinic professional fee coding. Specialty medical coding is emphasized. Along with application of AMA CPT procedure codes, HCPC II codes and ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes, students are introduced to the American Dental Association (ADA) procedural coding system and guidelines. Students will be introduced to an electronic encoder and evaluate how this technology assist coders on the job. Critical thinking and use of current resources is taught including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Policies on medical necessity.
Oral Business Communications and Job Seeking Skills
ADMS - 1285: Oral Business Communications and Job Seeking Skills
ADMS 1285 This course covers the development of oral communication skills in the following areas: one-to-one communication, oral presentations to groups, use of MS PowerPoint in presentations and student evaluation of speeches. Students will also learn successful employment interview strategies as well as how to find various job leads, write a successful resume and cover letter.
COMS 1020 This course is intended to increase student's awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people's personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.
MCOD 1451 This course is designed to prepare students to be a Certified Professional Coder (CPC-A), which is a medical coding workforce requirement. The course content is licensed through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and focuses on diagnostic and procedural coding skills needed to pass the AAPC CPC examination at the end of the class. Students will use the International Classification of Diseases, the American Medical Association Current Procedures, and the level II Health Care Common Procedure Coding System to code medical cases which represent moderate and complex practical applications of the skills needed in the medical coding career.