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Medical Reception and Coding

Medical Reception and Coding

Degree Type: Industry Certification

Pathway: Medical Sciences

Program Length: 4 Semesters

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Why Choose Medical Reception and Coding at PPCC

Heath care careers are in very high demand locally and nationally. Attaining a certificate from PPCC will provide you with a solid skill-set to become a vital part of a medical services team anywhere in the country. Job titles include Medical Receptionist, Medical Coding Specialist (ambulatory care), Medical Office Manager and Insurance Billing Specialist.

 

What kind of Salary Can You Expect?

Medical Records Specialist

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Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

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Job Placement

90%

Upon graduating with the Medical Reception certification over 90% of our students get jobs in the industry. Upon graduating with the Medical Coding Specialist certification over 75% of our students get jobs in the industry within a year.

PPCC Employment Data

Job Growth

22%

The demand for medical receptionist is projected to grow much faster that the average. Employment is dependent on growth in the healthcare industry with aging baby boomers, more medical services will be required. As a result this will effect the need for medical administrative services.

Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor statistics

Medical Receptionist or Medical Coding Classes You Might Take

You will also learn electronic medical records, medical records abstraction for diagnosis, billing procedures, appointment scheduling, medical office finances, introduction to medical office management, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. 

class 1

Introduces the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and drug therapy of the immune, musculoskeletal, and digestive systems. A discussion of pediatric implications as they relate to clinical physiology will also be covered. The scope of the material is limited to the medical office technology personnel.

class 2

Provides hands on experience with the basic clinical skills required for assisting with patient care in an ambulatory setting.

class 3

Outlines the rules and principles of medical records in ambulatory care settings. Topics will include hard copy and electronic medical/health records (EMR/EHR), records retention, release of information, HIPAA, and other legal topics relating to patient records. Data entry into EMR exercises will be included.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Medical Assistant degree program, you should be able to:

  • Identify and describe body system structures and/or, disorders and/or diseases
  • Discuss legal and/or ethical issues as applicable to medical practices
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Perform medical administrative and/or financial tasks
  • Perform accepted clinical and/or laboratory skills for the ambulatory care setting
  • To prepare competent entry level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains
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Medical Reception and Coding Faculty Contact

Melissa Serna
Melissa.Serna@ppcc.edu
719.502.3407

Vicki Bond
Vicki.Bond@ppcc.edu
719.502.3700

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