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Electronic Health Records (MEDS 1000)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course introduces electronic health records. You will track patient information flow from registration through billing. Utilizing a leading commercial software, you will explore common electronic functions performed in medical settings. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Medical Terminology (MEDS 1125)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to building medical terms and learning their meanings. You will gain an understanding of how medical terms are created, pronounced, spelled and used in a medical setting. You will also learn medical word roots, prefixes and suffixes by body systems common to the medical field. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Healthcare Documentation (MEDS 1230)

Credits:  5   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  3.00  
Description:  In this course, you will learn to transcribe dictated medical records. You will key dictated medical reports while being introduced to body systems and medical procedures. You will also learn common scientific terms relevant to speech recognition technology. You will learn differences between front-end and back-end speech recognition technology. You will also learn about productivity and quality issues and implications of speech recognition technology in the future of the Medical Transcription/Editor/Scribe industries. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

BIOL 1127, BIOL 1128 and MEDS 1125

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Human Diseases and Pharmacology (MEDS 1245)

Credits:  5   Lecture Credits:  5.00  
Description:  This course introduces the diagnosis and treatment of the most common diseases and disorders affecting the various body systems. You will learn to distinguish between infectious, communicable, congenital, and neoplastic diseases. You will also learn the nature of diseases and signs and symptoms of specific diseases processes and how the healthcare provider might diagnose and treat the disease and the consequences for the patient. You will be introduced to diagnostic tests, treatment modalities, and medication protocols. You will be introduced to drugs and drug classes including forms and categories for common brand and generic drug names as well as routes of administration and documentation requirements. You will get an overview of basic principles and language of pharmacology and laboratory medicine. You will cover laboratory tests to explore indications, techniques, expression of values and significance of findings. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

BIOL 1127, BIOL 1128 and MEDS 1125

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Medical Office Procedures (MEDS 1275)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course utilizes both classroom discussion and real-world simulation exercises to prepare you to perform the variety of tasks needed to work in a medical setting. You will demonstrate proper procedures for customer service; legal and ethical responsibilities; and filing and handling correspondence. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) (MEDS 1710)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), the diagnostic coding system required for insurance claim submission. You will learn correct diagnostic coding utilizing the current ICD-10-CM codebook. You will also learn rules and conventions as well as the chapter-specific guidelines for assignment of diagnosis codes. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

BIOL 1127, BIOL 1128, MEDS 1000 and MEDS 1125

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Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding (MEDS 1720)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course introduces Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) using sample exercises and medical records to develop accuracy and skill in coding. The focus is on applying CPT guidelines and principles. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

BIOL 1127, 1128, MEDS 1000 and MEDS 1125

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Health Information Systems (MEDS 1750)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to the organization, analysis, and use of health information. You will be introduced to the patient record in acute, outpatient, inpatient, and alternate care settings including electronic health record standards and regulations. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

MEDS 1230.

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Claims and Reimbursement (MEDS 1770)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course introduces you to medical insurance reimbursement; medical insurance plans and payers; regulations and accreditation in medical insurance; claims processing sequence; collection of patient information; insurance verification; and encounter form preparation. You will also learn about linkage and compliance, provider payment calculations, claims preparation, and claims transmission. You will review coding guidelines, hospital claims and billing process. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

MEDS 1000, MEDS 1125.

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Medical Scribe Internship (MEDS 1800)

Credits:  1   Internship/Practicum:  1.00

Description:  This class provides a real world learning environment in which you will be able to apply and test the knowledge and skills that you have learned in the classroom. You will further develop your interpersonal skills in working with professional colleagues and patients. You will demonstrate your responsibility, dependability, and initiative to an employer. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisites:

BIOL 1127 and BIOL 1128, MEDS 1000 and MEDS 1125

Co-requisites:

MEDS 1230

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Medical Office Management (MEDS 2500)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is designed to broaden your organizational, technical, personal, and leadership skills. You will also focus on making travel arrangements; planning meetings; writing medical office staff orientation presentation incorporating policy and procedure development; discussing fees and credit; and performing banking, billing and daily accounting. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

CMST 1010 or CMST 1014 or CMST 2012 and  MEDS 1275.

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Medical Office Internship (MEDS 2555)

Credits:  2   Internship/Practicum:  2.00

Description:  This class provides a real world learning environment in which you will be able to apply and test the knowledge and skills that have been learned in the classroom. You will further develop your interpersonal skills in working with professional colleagues and patients. You will demonstrate your responsibility, dependability, and initiative to an employer. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
Prerequisites:

ACCT 1261, BUSN 1154, MEDS 1000, MEDS 1275 and MEDS 1750. Clear background check.

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