Jul 20, 2018  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog 
  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog

Business Office Technology: Electronic Health Records and Coding Option, AS


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This program prepares students for entry-level positions in medical coding and billing. Duties include creating electronic health records and coding accurately. Students will be able to analyze and revise patient data while maintaining the integrity and protecting the privacy of health information. Responsibilities also include performing computer tasks in electronic health records systems and other software applications. This medical office professional will be able to work in a variety of medical environments such as physician practices, hospitals, clinics, and insurance companies. Upon successful completion of this program, individuals will be eligible to take a national exam to become Certified Professional Coders through the American Academy of Professional Coders. For more information, call Sheri Valentin, Program Coordinator at (203) 285-2169 or email svalentin@gatewayct.edu.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply coding knowledge using coding guidelines from ICD-10, CPT-4, and HCPCS
  • Utilize and apply medical terminology in relation to the human body
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with medical professionals and office personnel
  • Understand the HIPAA regulations and guidelines that apply to health records and the release of protected health information and patient confidentiality and privacy
  • Recognize the importance of healthcare documentation in meeting the legal and ethical requirements as it relates to patient care
  • Create and process medical claims, along with the understanding of billing and collection procedures
  • Perform computer tasks in Electronic Health Records system and other software applications.

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