ED-MHC-123 Medical Transcription & Coding Specialist

Price: 
$3,900.00
Category: 
Medical & Healthcare
Combined Hours: 
720
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
Bundled Courses:
Medical Terminology
Medical Transcription
Medical Coding
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Medical Transcription is an “In Demand” profession. You can start an exciting new career with our Medical Transcription and Coding Specialist online training program. 

Medical Terminology

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. 

Prerequisite(s): None

Medical Transcription

Our Medical Transcription course creates a simulation approach to medical transcription that will give you a working knowledge of the medical reports most commonly used in both inpatient and outpatient care settings. You will transcribe 100s of real medical reports. The course provides an overview of basic typing skills, proper transcription techniques, punctuation fundamentals, and proofreading guidelines. We also provide you with the proper formatting, grammar, and style in accordance with AHDI. Transcription reports include: history and physical examinations, correspondence letters, charts and progress notes, and speech recognition editing. Log into the textbook resources to get even more proofreading practice and transcription experience. 

Prerequisite(s): Medical Terminology

Medical Coding

Medical Coding is listed as one of the fastest growing professions in allied health. The medical industry is experiencing a tremendous demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes diagnostic and procedural coding. Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with comprehensive coverage from one of the most trusted programs in the field! This Medical Coding course is practical and shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems by providing an in-depth introduction to essential coding concepts. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, this course offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system. No other course on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding systems in one course!

Prerequisite: Solid knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. If you do not know Medical Terminology or Anatomy & Physiology you can take one or both of our additional courses.

** Course Subject to Change.

Medical Terminology

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify how to gain and understand the basic word structure in medical terminology
  • Recognize how to relate the medical terms to the structure and function of the human body
  • Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body
  • Define words by dividing them into their component parts
  • Recall the terminology used with medical specialists and case reports

Medical Transcription

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the fundamentals of medical transcription, including skills, abilities, equipment
  • Recognize the core elements of transcription: punctuation, capitalization, and grammar
  • Identify how to properly transcribe correspondence letters
  • List how to accurately transcribe history and physical examination records
  • Differentiate between various medical reports and identify the proper ways to transcribe them

Medical Coding

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the core elements of the ICD-10-CM coding system
  • Recognize the conventions and guidelines of the ICD-10-CM coding system
  • List the conventions and guidelines of the HCPCS coding system
  • Define the fundamental uses and guidelines of the CPT coding system
  • Recall the use of modifiers and evaluation and management services (E/M)

Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology Module 1
Basic Word Structure

  • Word Analysis
  • Combining Forms
  • Suffixes & Prefixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 2
Organization of the Body

  • Body Systems and Cavities
  • Divisions of the Back
  • Planes of the Body
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 3
Suffixes

  • Introduction to Suffixes
  • Suffixes and Terminology
  • Diagnostic & Procedural Suffixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 4
Prefixes

  • Combining Forms & Prefixes
  • Prefixes and Terminology
  • Define Common Prefixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 5
Medical Specialists & Case Reports

  • Medical Specialists
  • Combining Forms & Vocabulary
  • Case Reports & Terminology
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications

Medical Terminology Module 6
Body Systems – Part 1

  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Lymphatic System

Medical Terminology Module 7
Body Systems – Part 2

  • Male Reproductive System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Skin & Sense Organs
  • Urinary System

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Medical Transcription

Medical Transcription Module 1
Typing Practice & Improvement

  • Pre-Test Your Typing Ability
  • Finger Positioning Exercises
  • Typing Practice Games
  • Typing Progress Tracking
  • Improve Your Typing Skills
  • Increase Your Typing Speed

Medical Transcription Module 2
Medical Transcription: The Basics

  • Medical Communication
  • Transcription Skills and Speed
  • Physically Challenged Transcriptionists
  • Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
  • Medical Reports and Records
  • Equipment and Technology
  • Ergonomics
  • Dictation Equipment

Medical Transcription Module 3
Punctuation and Capitalization

  • Vocabulary
  • Comma
  • Period
  • Decimal Point
  • Quotation Marks
  • Colon
  • Hyphens
  • Spacing with Punctuation
  • Capitalization Rules

Medical Transcription Module 4
Transcribing Numbers, Figures, Abbreviations, and Letters

  • Metric System in Medical Records
  • Typing Numbers
  • Use of Abbreviations & Acronyms
  • Postscript
  • Qualities of a Mailable Letter
  • Letter Formats
  • Letter Mechanics
  • Placement & Paragraphing
  • Signing and Mailing

Medical Transcription Module 5
Proofreading and Reference Books

  • Where Errors Occur
  • Accuracy
  • Types of Errors
  • How to Proofread
  • English & Medical Dictionaries
  • Journals & Newsletters
  • Medical Spelling
  • Compound Words
  • Spelling The Names of Drugs

Medical Transcription Module 6
Word Endings and Grammar Review

  • Plural Endings
  • Forming Plurals of Medical Terms
  • Basic Rules for Plural English Words
  • Noun and Adjective Endings
  • Homonyms
  • Word-Choice Pairs
  • Antecedents
  • Parallel Structure
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Tense of Verbs

Medical Transcription Module 7
Outpatient Medical Chart Notes and Physical Exam Report

  • General Principles for Complete Documentation in Medical Records
  • New Patient, Office
  • Established Patient, Office
  • Chart Note, Emergency Department Visit
  • Formats and Styles
  • Patient History
  • Physical Examinations
  • Interval History

Medical Transcription Module 8
Medical Reports and Business Documents

  • Discharge Summaries
  • Operative Reports
  • Pathology Reports
  • Radiology and Imaging Reports
  • Consultation Reports
  • Composition Guidelines
  • Writing Memoranda
  • Electronic Mail
  • Typing Hospital Protocols and Reports
  • Agenda and Minutes

Medical Transcription Module 9
Speech Recognition and Establishing Your Career

  • Medical Transcriptionist Terminology
  • Medical Document Quality Editor Terminology
  • Speech-Recognized Draft Editing
  • Demographic Data
  • Working from Home
  • Marketing Yourself
  • Home-Based Business
  • Interview Skills
  • Professionalism

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Medical Coding

Medical Coding Module 1
Overview of ICD-10-CM

  • Reimbursement, HIPAA and Compliance
  • Basic Structure of the Medicare Program
  • Improvements to the ICD-10-CM
  • ICD-10-CM Format
  • Mapping
  • Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
  • Unconfirmed Diagnosis
  • Z Codes
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Therapeutic Services

Medical Coding Module 2     
Using ICD-10-CM

  • Accurate Coding
  • Alphabetic Index and Tabular List
  • Level of Specificity
  • Integral Conditions
  • Multiple Coding
  • Chapter Specific Guidelines Chapters 1-10
  • Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
  • Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Diseases of the Circulatory System
  • Diseases of the Respiratory System

Medical Coding Module 3     
Chapter-Specific Guidelines

  • Diseases of the Digestive System
  • Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and Puerperium
  • Congenital Malformations, Deformations and Chromosomal Abnormalities
  • Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings
  • Injury and Poisoning

Medical Coding Module 4    
CPT, HCPCS and Modifiers

  • The Purpose of the CPT Manual
  • Updating the CPT Manual
  • CPT Manual Format
  • Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
  • History of National Level Codes
  • Updating the HCPCS Manual
  • National Physician Fee Schedule
  • CPT Modifiers

Medical Coding Module 5  
E/M Services and Anesthesia

  • Contents of the E/M Section
  • Three Factors of E/M Codes
  • Various Levels of E/M Service
  • An E/M Code Example
  • Using the E/M Codes
  • Documentation Guidelines
  • Types of Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia Section Format
  • Formula for Anesthesia Payment
  • Concurrent Modifiers

Medical Coding Module 6   
Surgery Guidelines and Integumentary System

  • Surgery Section
  • Notes and Guidelines
  • Special Reports
  • Separate Procedure
  • Surgical Package
  • Skin, Subcutaneous and Accessory Structures
  • Burns
  • Destruction
  • Breast Procedures

Medical Coding Module 7
Musculoskeletal and Respiratory Systems

  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Application of Casts and Strapping
  • Endoscopy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Accessory Sinuses
  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Bronchi Lungs and Pleura

Medical Coding Module 8
Cardiovascular, Hemic, Lymphatic and Digestive Systems

  • Cardiovascular Coding in the Surgery Section
  • Cardiovascular Coding in the Medicine Section
  • Cardiovascular Coding in the Radiology Section
  • Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
  • Mediastinum and Diaphragm
  • Lips
  • Vestibule of Mouth
  • Salivary Glands and Ducts
  • Pharynx, Adenoids and Tonsils
  • Intestines

Medical Coding Module 9
Urinary, Reproductive and Genital Systems

  • Urinary System
  • Male Genital System
  • Intersex Surgery
  • Reproductive System Procedures
  • Male and Female Genital Systems
  • Maternity Care and Delivery

Medical Coding Module 10
Endocrine System, Eye, Ocular Adnexa and Radiology

  • Nervous System
  • Auditory System
  • Operating Microscope
  • Radiology Terminology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Breast Mammography
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Radiation Oncology

Medical Coding Module 11
Pathology/Laboratory, Medicine and Inpatient Coding

  • Organ or Disease Oriented Panels
  • Therapeutic Drug Assays
  • Urinalysis, Molecular Pathology and Chemistry
  • Immunizations
  • Gastroenterology
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Medication Therapy Management Services
  • Differences between Inpatient and Outpatient Coding
  • Present on Admission (POA)

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

All course materials included.

Medical Transcription

Upon successful completion of our Medical Transcription course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical transcription and will be prepared to sit for the AHDI national certification exam to become a Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS).

Medical Coding

Upon successful completion of our Medical Coding course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical coding in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the AHIMA national certification exam to become a Certified Coding Associate (CCA).

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.