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  • Note: For certain locations, program enrollment is onsite with online instruction.

  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

    Dec 07

    Online Start Date
    Dec 07, 2016

    Jan 04

    Online and Campus Start Date
    Jan 04, 2017

    Feb 01

    Online Start Date
    Feb 01, 2017

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks


    Certificate Requirements

    HI 215: REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGIES (3 Credits)

    This course will show students the reimbursement side of health care and the importance of correct coding and billing practices to both the facility and the patient. Students will gain insight into the various types of health insurance plans, and also study compliance as it relates to reimbursement. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None | Corequisite: HI 255 


     

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HI 253: MEDICAL CODING I (5 Credits)

    This course surveys the basics of medical coding for inpatient and outpatient health care settings. Specifically, the format, conventions, and general guidelines for the ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, HCPCS Level I/II, and CPT code sets are examined. You learn to apply appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes upon reviewing key health record information. Additionally, the course provides an introduction to clinical documentation improvement (CDI), compliance audits, and health information systems (i.e., CAC, encoders).

    Prerequisites Required: Prequisite or corequisite: SC 131

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HI 255: MEDICAL CODING II (5 Credits)

    This course is a continuation of Medical Coding I, progressing to more complicated topics such as cerebrovascular coding, respiratory system coding, congenital anomalies, V-codes, late effects, and pregnancies. The course also focuses on applying coding guidelines for statistical and reimbursement purposes, “present on admission,” and severity of illness considerations, and the use of coding references to ensure coding compliance.

    Prerequisites Required: HI 253

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HS 101: MEDICAL LAW AND BIOETHICS (5 Credits)

    This course emphasizes the basic principles and applications of law, ethics, and bioethics as they relate to the medical arena. It covers legal terms, consent, contracts, physician/patient relationships, professional liability, and various medical issues. Through lectures, class discussions, case studies, and library research, students acquire knowledge of the importance of their professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HS 111: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course provides a logical understanding of the language of medicine. Basic prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied, along with word analysis, word building, spelling, and pronunciation. These principles are applied to the study of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscle/joints, blood and lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular. Each body system is reviewed with anatomy and physiology; diagnostic, lab, and surgical procedures; and pharmacology for interest and knowledge.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HS 200: DISEASES OF THE HUMAN BODY (5 Credits)

    Studies include principles of vaccinations and disease prevention, chronic diseases, diagnosis and treatments, and the economic impact. You will also learn about infectious diseases, disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. In addition, genes, mutations, inheritance, genetic diseases, cancer, and cancer treatments will be reviewed.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HS 210: MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    The course explores procedural guidelines for accomplishing various administrative tasks in the health care setting. Topics include management of patient information, operational functions, and general workplace competencies of health care employees.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HS 240: MEDICAL OFFICE ACCOUNTING (3 Credits)

    This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and practice of medical office accounting. Topics include basic bookkeeping procedures, accounts receivable, payroll, banking processes, petty cash, and billing and collection procedures.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    MO 250: MEDICAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT (3 Credits)

    Students are familiarized with the content, format, and management of the medical health record including the utilization of the electronic medical record. Students compare and evaluate the electronic medical record with the traditional printed medical record. Students evaluate the reliability and accuracy of data found in the medical record.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    MO 270: ADVANCED MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    The course explores guidelines for running the medical office. Topics include personnel management, governmental compliance, risk assessment, and basic business practices.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    SC 121: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (5 Credits)

    In this course, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the various body systems, structures, cells, and tissues and the principles of homeostasis. Students are introduced to the organization and structure of the human body. This course includes a lab component.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    SC 131: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (5 Credits)

    In this course, which is a continuation of SC 121: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include, but are not limited to, the cardiopulmonary, immune, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive systems. These systems will be covered on a cellular, tissue, organ, and system level. This course includes a lab component.

    Prerequisites Required: SC 121

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    MO 290: MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION EXTERNSHIP AND EVALUATION (3 Credits)

    This course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to review all knowledge competencies of the Medical Office Administration Certificate through completion of an externship. Successful completion of this course will require 160 hours of administrative experience at an approved health care setting. Through this externship and capstone experience, you will gain clinical experience in procedures and functions common to the medical office. You will be evaluated on the performance of expected competencies at the end of the course.

    Prerequisites Required: MO 270 and permission of the Clinical Placement Team

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

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  • * Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Office-and-Administrative-Support/Secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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