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Medical Law and Ethics

Students will gain an understanding of the legal and ethical aspect of healthcare in this module. Student will become familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements for the medical office setting. Legal requirements regarding patient’s privacy and confidentiality will also be discussed. Students will also learn anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems as well as the endocrine system. Medical terminology, pathophysiology and pharmacology related to these systems will also be discussed. Inpatient surgery coding guidelines will be introduced. Students will learn the basic identification and method of code assignments, coding, and classification systems in order to assign valid diagnostic and or procedure codes using ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS manuals. Students will also become familiar with and improve their keyboarding skills. By the end of this module students should feel comfortable using coding manuals to locate and assign diagnostic and procedural codes relating to the male and female reproductive systems as well as the endocrine system, and the inpatient surgery section of the CPT manual.


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