The Medical Coding Boot Camp is a self-directed, online medical coding course that provides students with a firm foundation in medical coding training in just 21 weeks (or sooner, if you want!). This medical coding training course is ideal for students who want to join the medical coding industry as rapidly as possible. If you’re the type of student who thrives in a self-paced environment, this is the medical coding training course for you.

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THE MEDICAL CODING BOOTCAMP

LENGTH:

This is a self-paced course that typically takes students 21 weeks to complete.

  • Fundamentals of ICD­10­CM Coding  – 60 hours (6 Weeks)
  • Outpatient Coding (CPT­4/HCPCS) – 60 hrs (6 weeks)
  • Advanced Outpatient Coding­ Closing the Loop 30 hrs – (3 weeks)
  • Inpatient Coding 60 hrs –  (6 weeks)

LOCATION:

Self-paced, instructor-assisted online course

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Learn to become a medical coder in this comprehensive instructor-­led online course, which provides self-­paced coding theory combined with over 100 hours of applied practice. By immediately applying theory, students are better prepared to enter into an entry-­level coding position. The Medical Coding Boot Camp is an instructor-­led online course that contains four modules.

AUDIENCE:

Individuals with healthcare education and/or experience wanting to move into the field of medical coding or enhance their existing medical coding skills. Students must have knowledge in medical terminology and anatomy & physiology to enter these courses.

RECOMMENDED AND/OR REQUIRED PREREQUISITE(S):

A background in medical terminology and anatomy & physiology along with two years of healthcare training or experience are prerequisites to the Medical Coding Boot Camp.

TOPIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Module 1: Fundamentals of ICD­10­CM Coding

  • Introduction to Coding Systems and Processes
  • Principles of Diagnostic Coding: ICD­10­CM
  • Application of Official ICD Coding Guidelines with scenarios

Module 2: Outpatient Coding CPT/HCPCS

  • Introduction to CPT­4/HCPCS Code Sets
  • Principles of Outpatient and Physician procedure coding
  • Application of Outpatient Guidelines with scenarios

Module 3: Advanced Outpatient Coding­ Closing the Loop

  • Coding impact on reimbursement systems and legal issues
  • Outpatient Coding: Case Studies for various outpatient settings
  • Introduction to Encoder Pro

Module 4: Inpatient Coding

  • Introduction to Inpatient Coding: Principal Dx, impact on DRG and Quality
  • Introduction to Inpatient Procedure Coding: ICD­-10 PCS
  • Application of Inpatient Guidelines with scenarios and case studies for ICD­-10

COURSE COST:

  • Tuition for the 21­ week course is $1,995 paid in full or $479/month for 5 months.
  • Textbooks are an additional cost, estimated at $300

TEXTBOOKS: Medical Coding Textbook Information

This is a non-credit, certificate course intended to move you into a Medical Coding career quickly.  You will receive a Certificate of Completion from Front Range Community College upon successful completion of the course.

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