AMOA207: Medical Office Coding

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

This course trains students in medical procedural and diagnostic coding skills. Emphasis is placed upon the utilization of coding manuals for insurance claim processing.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The student will learn the different components of a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) book as well as CPT codes. The basics of International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), coding and how to locate information in the coding book will be covered.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 100 words, integrate at least 1 Biblical principle, and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student will reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 50 words. Current APA formatting must be used to cite all sources, and must include in-text citations and a corresponding formatted reference list.

Homework: Exercises (31)

The student will complete selected chapter exercises embedded within the reading assignments using the course textbook and EncoderPro medical coding software to gradually assess understanding of concepts.

Homework: Case Study Questions (3)

The student will complete selected case study questions using the course textbook and EncoderPro medical coding software to demonstrate ability to understand longer scenarios and assign proper codes from different code sets.

Homework (4)

The student will complete selected end of chapter review questions using the course textbook and EncoderPro medical coding software to demonstrate ability to understand, recall, and explain information covered in the reading.

Homework: Coding Practices (5)

The student will complete selected coding practices using the course textbook and EncoderPro medical coding software to apply coding knowledge to short diagnosis statements.

Homework: Capstone Activities (4)

The student will complete selected capstone medical coding trainer activities using the course textbook and EncoderPro medical coding software to measure accuracy and speed of coding real-world patient records.

Coding Paper Assignment

The student will write a research-based paper exploring the consequences of inaccurate coding. The paper must address the impact of improper coding on patients, healthcare providers, and public health information. Finally, the paper must discuss how having a biblical worldview influences professional work ethic. The assignment must include a title page, at least 4 – 5 pages of content with properly formatted in-text citations for references used, and a reference page citing at least 3 scholarly sources. The assignment must be in current APA format, but no abstract is required.

How Can We Get in Touch?

Request Information

Enter a legal first name
Enter a legal last name
Enter a valid phone number
Select an address from the search above, or use the link below
Grade Level of Interest (select one or more)

By submitting my contact information through this form, I agree that Liberty University (including Liberty University Online Academy) and its affiliates may call me about its offerings and other business matters by any phone number I have provided and may provide in the future, including any wireless number, using automated technology.