What is Medical Coding
ICD is the common language that compiles, reports, and uses health care information. ICD-10 is the 10th revision/update of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.
Medical Coding Specialists work on-site for physicians, clinics, hospitals and other healthcare facilities and from home for a variety of HIM companies. They work to correctly code healthcare records for reimbursement, classification, planning and research. This involves learning many codes, each one representing a symptom, medication, diagnosis and procedure. The health care industry depends on skilled, highly qualified Medical Coding Specialists to accurately record, register, and track each patient’s account, so it is critical that medical coding professionals receive training and preparation to be successful in their career.
CanScribe’s Medical Coding course is PTIB Designated
Over 51,000 students enroll in private training institutions in B.C. each year. Students are trained for a broad range of occupations from sound and audio technicians to licensed practical nurses to commercial pilots.
The sector is regulated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), which is responsible for:
- Ensuring institutions meet the requirements and standards for certification
- Maintaining a Private Training Institution Directory of all certified institutions and the programs they provide, along with formerly certified institutions
- Providing student protection and overseeing the Student Tuition Protection Fund
The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations.
Applicants must have a grade 12 diploma or be a mature student (aged 19 at the start of the course). A copy of their high school diploma is required if they are under the age of 19. A copy of Government issued photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport or other, which shows their date of birth, must be supplied. Students must complete, sign and submit a current enrolment contract to CanScribe. Students must also complete and pass the English & Grammar test with at least 85%. All distance learning students are required to complete a Distance Learning Assessment and confirm they have a PC with Internet access (high-speed is recommended).
Medical Coding Curriculum
|Structures of the Body, Movement and Color||24|
|Hematology, Lymphatic and Immune System, and Oncology||26|
|Nervous System & Behavioral Health||19|
|Obstetrics & Neonatology||16|
|Medical Terminology – Final Exam||2|
|Electronic Health Records||10|
|3M – LAUNCH||4|
|Introduction to ICD-10-CM||11|
|Coding Conventions & General Guidelines||14|
|ICD Chapter 1 – 5||32|
|ICD Chapter 6-10||32|
|ICD Chapter 11-13||32|
|ICD Chapter 14-17||32|
|ICD Chapter 18-21||32|
|Inpatient Coding ICD-10-PCS||101|
|Reimbursement – Inpatient, Outpatient||56|
|Practicum Case Studies||135|
|AAPC Mock Exam Introduction||6|
|CCS Mock Examination Introduction||6|
Medical Coding Course Fees
Upon successfully meeting all prerequisites, students may choose from the various payment options below and begin working towards your Medical Coding Graduation Certificate.
Medical Coding Course Payment Plans
|Three Month Payment Plan||$1500.00|
|$1500 down and then 2 payments of $1525 (includes a $100 processing fee) for a total of $4550.00|
|Six Month Payment Plan||$1500.00|
|$1500 down and then 5 payments of $630 (includes a $200 processing fee) for a total of $4650.00|