Official Catalog May 2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Medical Reimbursement & Coding, AAS
B&SC Code: MCCG
CIP Code: 51.0713
New York Hegis Code: 5213
Available online in all states
The Medical Reimbursement & Coding program at Bryant & Stratton College prepares students to become a professional coder in a variety of healthcare settings, including doctor’s offices, clinics, and specialty healthcare centers. The coder plays an important role in maintaining the integrity and quality of health information by reviewing patients’ records and assigning alpha-numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure conducted. The claim documentation is submitted to insurance companies or the government agencies for expense reimbursement. The career outlook for coding professionals is growing as a result of the dynamic changes in managed care and health services delivery. The Medical Reimbursement & Coding degree program prepares students to take the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician exam given by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association), to earn CCS-P certification.
Graduates of this degree plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:
- Demonstrate competency to assemble, process, maintain, store, abstract, analyze, index, and retrieve health information data.
- Analyze the results of coded data to ensure medical necessity is met when auditing charts.
- Abstract information from medical charts to assign the correct diagnosis (ICD-10), procedure (CPT), and supply (HCPCS Level II) code in a variety of medical situations.
- Evaluate the accuracy and completeness of the patient record as defined by policy, external regulations, and standards.
- Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
- Transfer knowledge, skills, and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
- Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
- Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
- Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.