MIRM 198   Medical Coding Credential Exam Preparation* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites or corequisites: MIRM 146 or Department approval.

This course offers a final review of fundamental medical coding skills and regulatory guidelines in preparation for the national credential exams offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students will apply these concepts based on current AHIMA examination domains and AAPC content outline.

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

http://catalog.jccc.edu/degreecertificates/medicalinformationrevenuemanagement/medical-coding-specialist-cert/

The Medical Coding Specialist Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment as medical coders. Medical coders are health information professionals who specialize in analyzing health record documentation and determining diagnoses and procedures required for reporting purposes. Medical codes determined by medical coders are used primarily for reimbursement purposes; however, medical codes are also used for public health, research, operational and organizational planning, and benchmarking purposes in healthcare.