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Upon successful completion of the Core Curriculum, students must complete advanced modules in their area of specialization to obtain a LADERA CAREER PATHS TRAINING CENTER (LCPTC) Certificate of Completion. The following is a list of required advanced modules for the three most popular programs:

MEDICAL CODER / MEDICAL BILLER / HEALTH CLAIMS EXAMINER

Module V ICD-9-CM Coding - Basic (32 Hours)
Learn the format and conventions of the basic International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision-Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) coding book.

Module VI ICD-9-CM Coding - Advanced (100 Hours)
Students learn the principles and procedures for basic diagnostic coding; read , interpret, and assign diagnostic codes to sample patients' charts; and assign diagnostic codes using coding software.

Module VII Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding - Basic (32 Hours)
Learn the format and conventions of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding Book, including modifiers.

Module VIII Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding - Advanced (95 Hours)
Learn the principles and procedures for assigning codes from the various sections of the CPT book. The class also covers Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Levels I and II codes and modifiers; students learn to read, interpret, and assign procedural codes to sample patient charts; and, assign procedural codes using coding software.

Module IX Medical Billing Basic: Practical Application (112.5 Hours)
Learn insurance terminology, medical billing principles and procedures, Medicare and Medi-Cal billing, how to complete claim forms, posting of payments and adjustments, and accounts receivables follow-up and collection procedures.

Module X Medical Billing Advanced: Practical Application (50 Hours)
Hands-on computerized medical billing using MediSoft software. Data entry of patient demographic and billing information.

Module XI Health Claims Examining: Practical Application (125 Hours)
Learn all types of health care insurance and the role of the claims examiner. Learn how to calculate claims and determine payment status. Learn how to interpret insurance contracts, and pay claims according to fee schedules. Learn the fundamentals of effective customer service.

Module XII Health Claims Examining / Medical Billing Unpaid Internship (80 Hours) Students are placed in a billing service, hospital, insurance company, nursing home, or physician's office for actual on-the-job experience.

MEDICAL BILLER

Module V ICD-9-CM Coding - Basic (32 Hours)
Learn the format and conventions of the basic International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision-Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) coding book.

Module VI ICD-9-CM Coding - Advanced (100 Hours)
Students learn the principles and procedures for basic diagnostic coding; read , interpret, and assign diagnostic codes to sample patients' charts; and assign diagnostic codes using coding software.

Module VII Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding-Basic (32 Hours)
Learn the format and conventions of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding Book, including modifiers.

Module VIII Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding-Advanced (95 Hours)
Students learn the principles and procedures for assigning codes from the various sections of the CPT book. The class also covers Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Levels I and II codes and modifiers; students learn to read, interpret, and assign procedural codes to sample patient charts; and, assign procedural codes using the QuadraMed nCoder+, coding software.

Module IX Medical Billing Basic: Practical Application (112.5 Hours)
Learn insurance terminology, medical billing principles and procedures, Medicare and Medi-Cal billing, how to complete claim forms, posting of payments and adjustments, and accounts receivables follow-up and collection procedures.

Module X Medical Billing Advanced: Practical Application (50 Hours)
Hands-on computerized medical billing using MediSoft software. Data entry of patient demographic and billing information.

Module XI Medical Billing: Unpaid Internship (80 Hours)
Students are placed in a billing service, hospital, insurance company, nursing home, or physician's office for actual on-the-job experience.

MEDICAL RECORD CODER

Module V ICD-9-CM Coding - Basic (32 Hours)
Learn the format and conventions of the basic International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision-Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) coding book.

Module VI ICD-9-CM Coding - Advanced (100 Hours)
Students learn the principles and procedures for basic diagnostic coding; read , interpret, and assign diagnostic codes to sample patients' charts; and assign diagnostic codes using the QuadraMed nCoder+, coding software.

Module VII Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding - Basic (32 Hours)
Learn the format and conventions of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding Book, including modifiers.

Module VIII Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding - Advanced (95 Hours)
Students learn the principles and procedures for assigning codes from the various sections of the CPT book.The class also covers Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Levels I and II codes and modifiers; students learn to read, interpret, and assign procedural codes to sample patient charts; and, assign procedural codes using the QuadraMed nCoder+, coding software.

Module IX Healthcare Data/Structure and Healthcare Delivery Systems (85)
Learn the generic components of the content, use and structure of healthcare data sets and how these components relate to primary and secondary record systems. Students learn legal and ethical issues applicable to health information management (i.e. HIPAA), and also the organization, financing and delivery of healthcare services.

Module X Medical Office Procedures/Billing & Reimbursement (60)
Overview of medical office systems and administrative procedures. Learn the uses of coded data and health information in reimbursement, and payment systems appropriate to all health care settings and managed care.

Module XI Medical Records Coding: Unpaid Internship (80 Hours)
Students are placed in a billing service, hospital, insurance company, nursing home, or physician's office for actual on-the-job experience.

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST

MODULE I Computer Basics (50 Hours)
This class covers an introduction to computer hardward and software, operating systes, Microsoft Windows, the Internet, and the social and ethical issues of computing. Basic hands-on introduction in Word and Excel.

MODULE II Medical Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology - Basic (25 hours)
Introduction to baisc medical word roots, prefixes and suffixes. Overview of basic body systems. Students will learn to analyze and pronounce medical terms.

MODULE III Medcial Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology - Advanced (95 Hours)
Medical terminology and the structure and function for all body systems. Students learn to analyze and pronounce medical terms.


MODULE IV Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (50 Hours)
Ths introductory class covers the basic sings and symptoms of medical conditions of body systems. It also covers an introduction to pharmacology that vies allied health professionals general knowledge about classifications of medications/drugs used to treat diseases in ambulatory and inpatient care settings.

Module V Healthcare Data/Structure and Healthcare Delivery Systems (25 Hours)
This class introduces the generic components of the content, use and structure of healthcare data sets and how these components relate to primary and secondary record systems. Students learn legal and ethical issues applicable to health information management (i.e.HIPAA), and also the organization, financing and delivery of healthcare services.

Module VI English Language and Usage (25 Hours)
This module covers the essentials of grammar, punctuation, style, number usage, and word usage.

Module VII Medical Transcription – Applications 1 (50 Hours)
This module is an important introduction to transcription equipment and technologies software applications, and basic medical transcription – the profession and certification. Students gain hands-on experience with basic transcription, dictator accents and styles, and a reinforcement of grammar and punctuation, as relates to medical records.

Module VIII Medical Transcription – Applications 2 (50 Hours)
This module covers advanced transcription skills and patient reports. It introduces students to medical specialties. Students increase transcription accuracy and speed. Essential work and behavioral skills for success are covered, as well as useful medical transcriptionist reference and resources.

Module IX Unpaid Internship (160 Hours)
During this module students are placed in a physician office, hospital, or transcription service for actual hands on experience.

 


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