Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AHM 198 - Medical Coding Internship

Course Description

Selected medical coding experiences are provided in a healthcare facility or insurance company. Knowledge and guidelines basic to applying correct coding systems for appropriate reimbursement are stressed.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Maintain ethical and legal standards of a Medical Coding Professional
Demonstrate the ability to use computer applications and technology relating to Medical Billing and Coding.
Interpret and evaluate data in the Electronic Medical Record while searching for deficiencies in demographic and/or insurance information.
Apply correct coding systems for appropriate reimbursement.
Evaluate coding procedures for achievement of optimal quality in seeking appropriate reimbursement.
Create a portfolio to demonstrate professional skills to enhance marketability for employment.

Prerequisites: All certificate program requirements in the Medical Coding or Medical Coding for the Healthcare Professional must be completed before taking this course.

Credit Hours: 3