Medical Coding Certificate Program – MCODE

Lakewood University’s Medical Coding program is to provide a comprehensive understanding of medical billing and its components. This program will contain many topics regarding medical coding such as how to navigate through the ICD-10-CM, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and HCPCS. This program will also take students through a series of individual coding cases that will require them to use all three coding books for individual body systems.

Program Outcomes

  • Describe the difference between Medicare Part A, B, C, and D
  • Locate and translate regulatory rules and regulations as they apply to medical billing and coding
  • Describe the structure of an ICD-10-CM code
  • Demonstrate the ability to navigate the layout of the ICD-10, CPT, & HCPCS manuals
  • Describe the layout and guidelines of the ICD-10, CPT, & HCPCS manuals
  • Illustrate ability to abstract diagnostic statements from the medical record and differentiate between main and modifying terms and subterms in the coding manuals
  • Choose diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-10, CPT, & HCPCS manuals, following chapter-specific guidelines.
  • Recognize the structure of an ICD-10-CM code
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Program Length

16 Weeks