Medical Office Professional

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MEDOP 20 HEALTHCARE ESSENTIALS 3 Units Provides an introduction to the healthcare profession. Includes human body structures and functions, basic math computations, infection control protocols, and effective communication skills. Emphasizes the legal and ethical scope of practice for healthcare professionals. [ND]
MEDOP 20 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
85613 MEDOP 20 77 06:00PM-09:30PM MW 7216 Pontecorvo,Robert 8 9*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 10/21/2013 Ends: 12/12/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
MEDOP 21 MEDICAL CODING I 3 Units Fee: $10. [Prerequisite: MEDOP 230 or equivalent. Recommended Preparation: BUS 71 or equivalent.] Covers entry-level training in medical coding. Develops an understanding of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM) Volumes I and II, and Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA) Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) as they are used in medical claims processing and records management. [D]
MEDOP 21 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81058 MEDOP 21 70 09:00AM-11:50AM TTH 7208B Alexander,Velma 8 2*
    12:00PM-12:50PM TTH 7208B      
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 10/12/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
MEDOP 22 MEDICAL CODING II 2.5 Units Fee: $10. [Prerequisite: MEDOP 21 or equivalent.] Covers entry-level training in medical coding. Develops an understanding of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM) Volumes I and II, and HCFA Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) as they are used in medical claims processing and records management. [D]
MEDOP 22 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81059 MEDOP 22 70 09:00AM-11:15AM TTH 7208B Alexander,Velma 8 5*
    11:30AM-01:45PM TTH 7208B      
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - DAY
Begins: 10/21/2013 Ends: 12/12/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
MEDOP 41A MEDICAL INSURANCE I 2 Units Fee: $10. [Prerequisite: MEDOP 230 or equivalent. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces principles of medical records documentation, medical insurance practices, and plans. Provides practical experience in completion of universal claims forms and basic instruction in diagnostic and procedural coding. [D]
MEDOP 41A Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81072 MEDOP 41A 76 06:00PM-08:10PM MW 7208B Clinch-Nagy,Pamela 8 7*
    08:20PM-09:25PM MW 7208B      
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 10/12/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
MEDOP 41B MEDICAL INSURANCE II 2 Units Fee: $10. [Prerequisite: MEDOP 41A or equivalent.] Prepares students for positions in physicians' offices, insurance billing departments, hospitals, and clinics. Emphasizes healthcare claims coding, processing, monitoring, and appeals as well as interpretation and processing of Explanation of Benefits (EOB). Focuses on the International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modifications (ICD-CM) and the Diagnostic Procedural Terminology (DPT) coding systems. [D]
MEDOP 41B Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81073 MEDOP 41B 76 06:00PM-07:05PM MW 7208B Clinch-Nagy,Pamela 8 10*
    07:05PM-10:15PM MW 7208B      
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 10/21/2013 Ends: 12/12/2013
This is a Hybrid course. On campus meetings and online participation are required.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
MEDOP 230 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3 Units Fee: $1. [Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces students interested in allied health professions to basic medical terminology. Emphasizes word structure and usage, medical procedures, processes, and pharmacology related to body systems and human diseases. [D; CSU]
MEDOP 230 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
85612 MEDOP 230 677 06:00PM-09:20PM TTH 7216 Holiday,Cheryl 8 7*
HYBRID/HIGHER ED CENTER - EVENING
Begins: 10/21/2013 Ends: 12/12/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM

Total Courses: 6 Total Sections: 6
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