The Medical Coding – Physician Office course will provide students with an in-depth study of the current procedural and diagnosis coding system used by physicians. These include current year:

  • CPT (Current Procedural Terminology)
  • ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification)
  • HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System).  

Students will have practice scenarios and several exams.  Required assignments and tests will be accessed and completed through the Canvas system (LCCC’s on-line/distance learning program).  The objective of the course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in coding principles and to teach them to use the coding manuals properly.  Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students will have obtained a superior level of medical coding. 

Professional Examination Preparation

This course prepares the student to pass either the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) or AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) CCS-P professional examinations.  Students will schedule the exam of their choice at their convenience.  Information on scheduling exams will be provided by the instructor.   

A mock exam will be held at the conclusion of the course.

Requirements and recommendations for this course

  • Medical terminology and basic anatomy coursework is highly recommended prior to the start of class. 
  • Students are required to have internet access to complete this course. 
  • This blended course will require students to be on campus for lecture and discussion.  
  • Students will be assessed for the required reading and math skills prior to enrolling. 

Course Information

Estimated Book Costs: $540
Instructor: Sharon Haas, CPC, CCS

Course/Section/Class Number:   ALHN 195: Medical Coding for the Physician’s Office
Location: LCCC Lorain Learning Center at City Center (201 West Erie Ave., Lorain, 44052)

Registration: Please register at the Enrollment Services desk in the Bass Library/Resource Center Building or at any of the LCCC Outreach locations.