In this module students will gain an understanding of daily operations in a medical office. Professional communication, interpersonal skills, and medical office policies and procedures will also be discussed. Students will also learn anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system and the structure and function of cells and tissues. Medical terminology, pathophysiology and pharmacology related to these systems will also be discussed. 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 integumentary system, cells, tissues, neoplasms, and the surgery section of the CPT manual.
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