Professional Medical Coding & Billing with Applied PCS

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Professional Medical Coding & Billing with Applied PCS

Department: Health Occupations

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The AHIMA-approved Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS program prepares students for the Certified Coding Assocate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification Exams. Topics studied include healthcare information management, reimbursement methodologies, biomedical sciences, and current code sets, including an in-depth look at ICD-10-PCS. Students practice their coding skills in an extensive practical section to gain valuable hands-on experience before graduation. 

In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors during training and access to personalized graduate support, students receive ebooks, industry codebooks, access to online references, and a voucher for one of the national certification exams. National certification is issued by third-party organizations and industry governing bodies. Additional information on these certifications can be found by contacting these agencies. The certification exams are not offered through St. Charles Community College.

This curriculum is owned by Career Step and St. Charles Community College acts as a third-party registration entity for them. Additional information on this program, and Career Step, can be found at https://partner.careerstep.com/stcharles.

Note: All coursework must be completed within 12 months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use as a one-year independent study program and fits easily into an academic year. Students should anticipate spending 10-15 hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program within 12 months.

Course Requirements

  • A high speed or broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active email account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
  • A personal computer (PC) is required for the program with a Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X operating system. It must also include the following specifications:
    • Hardware: sound card, speakers, USB port. Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher).
    • Software: Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher), a PDF reader, internet browser with enabled javascript and cookies (Internet Explorer - 7.x/8.x/9.x, Firefox 3.x, or Safari 4.x or greater - Mac only)

Tuition and Schedule

Students can register for and start this program at any time. You will have 12 months from registration to complete the program.

  • Section 40: $3,899

Tuition is due at time of registration. Financial aid/assistance cannot be utilized for this course.

Registration

Complete the registration form (can be downloaded by clicking the registration form link) and submit it to the Nursing & Allied Health Office in one of the following ways:

  • In-person (1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) - office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Through email (healthoccupations@stchas.edu)
  • Through fax (636-922-8478)

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Contact Information

Sue Propper,
Program Chair
636-922-8284
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Office Location
1 Academy Pl Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
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Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

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