Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep
The California State University, East Bay Certificate in Advanced Hospital
Coding and CCS Prep prepares medical administration professionals for
the American Health Information Management Association's Certified Coding
Specialist (CCS) Certification Exam.
Cal State East Bay's program will appeal both to professionals who
have experience with some aspect of facility coding and professionals
whose experience has been with a physician office or billing service
organization. Those with some experience will fill in the gaps in their
knowledge and so acquire the overall mastery of facility coding required
to become a Certified Coding Specialist. Those with a background working
in medical offices or billing service organizations will broaden their
career options by acquiring the hospital coding knowledge and skills
necessary to be hired by most hospitals.
Offered in partnership with Gatlin Education Services, our program's
online-only format makes it convenient for anyone in the world, not
just those who live or work in the San Francisco East Bay Area.
- To give graduates the knowledge necessary to meet the highest professional,
legal, and ethical standards required of a facility coder.
- To equip graduates with skill in interpreting health record documentation,
using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease processes,
and medical terminology.
- To provide graduates with the expertise in determining when additional
clinical information is needed and in obtaining further clinical information
to assist with code assignment.
- To provide graduates a strong understanding of reimbursement methodologies
and documentation rules and regulations.
- To equip graduates with the ability to analyze health record documentation
for quality and completeness of coding and evaluate health record
documentation to substantiate claims processing and appeals.
- To give graduates an understanding of the CPT guidelines, particularly
Evaluation and Management (E&M) and surgery coding.
- To provide graduates the skill necessary to interpret conventions,
formats, instructional notations, tables,and definitions of the classification
system to select diagnoses, conditions, problems, or other reasons
- To give graduates the ability to determine proper use of Modifiers,
CPT versus HCPCS Level II codes and Medical Necessity.
- To give graduates skill in sequencing diagnoses and other encounter
reasons according to notations and conventions of the classification
system and standard data set definitions.
- To provide graduates the ability to recognize when the classification
system does not provide a precise code for the condition documented.
- To provide graduates familiarity with the current coding and reporting
requirements for inpatient services.
Who Should Attend
- Medical administration professionals who seek to enhance and round
out their facility coding skills so that they can increase their marketability.
- Medical administration professionals who seek to prepare for the
Certified Coding Specialist Certification Exam.
|Type of degree conferred:
|Number of courses:
|Minimum program length:
|Tuition costs (estimated):
(Tuition fees are subject to change at any time)