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Courses Offered

MEDA 400 PATIENT AND HEALTH CARE CONCERNS (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An introduction to patient care; job responsibility and role within the health care team. The student will complete discussions of ethical and legal issues that involve allied health care employees, in addition to discussing aging, death and dying, and information technologies. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 405 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Students will develop skills and knowledge for processing, communicating, and examining electronic health records, billing and health information within various health organizations using an integrated computerized health information system. Topics include functional electronic health record systems, data entry, billing/coding/reimbursement procedures, scheduling appointments, report generation, and composing and examining/editing medical documents. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 410 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY (2)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture. Recommended: Completion of MATH 110, or MATH 111 and MATH 112, or equivalent; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed for allied health professionals. Includes recognition and identification of commonly used drugs; classification of drugs according to action; modes of administration of drugs; and care and storage of drugs according to regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 415 LAW AND ETHICS FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (2)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Legal relationships of physicians and patients, contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice, medical practice acts, informed consent, and bio-ethical issues. Emphasis is placed on legal terms, professional attitudes, and the principles and basic concepts of ethics and laws involved in providing medical services for the allied health professional. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 420 MEDICAL ANATOMY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
A comprehensive overview of anatomic function and the cause, transmission, symptoms and prevention of the twenty most common communicable and non-communicable diseases. Students will increase their awareness of common diseases in the healthcare industry. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 430 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL INSURANCE BILLING (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
A comprehensive overview of reimbursement methodologies and the processes within the healthcare industry. Various types of reimbursement processes, including managed care organizations (MCO), healthcare maintenance organizations (HMO), and preferred provider organizations (PPO), as well as worker's compensation (WC). Attention will be given to provider and payer sponsored systems. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 438 MEDICAL INSURANCE BILLING CLERKSHIP (2)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 128 field experience hours. Prerequisite: ACTG 100, or equivalent; and MEDA 415, MEDA 430, MEDA 450, and MEDA 455 or equivalent.
Introductory training in a clinic, office, or hospital setting; students will perform the duties and functions of a medical biller under the supervision of an experienced Medical Biller.Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 440 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL EDITING (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Intensive training in medical editing that includes doctor-dictated history and physicals, surgical reports, operative procedures, x-ray, pathology, and nuclear medicine reports. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 448 MEDICAL EDITING CLERKSHIP (2)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 128 field experience hours. Prerequisite: MEDA 405 and MEDA 440, or equivalent.
Introductory training in a clinic, office, or hospital setting. Students will perform the duties and functions of a medical editor under the supervision of a certified coder, medical editor, or equivalent. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 450 INTRODUCTION TO CPT (CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY) CODING (2)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Overview of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding that encompasses evaluation management, surgical, and primary care procedures performed in a medical office and emphasizes correct reimbursement procedures consistent with ICD codes. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 452 CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING II (2)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: MEDA 410 and MEDA 450, or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An in depth use of CPT coding focusing within clinical facilities. This course includes hospital inpatient, surgical, and diagnostic procedures to accurately achieve maximum reimbursement with the coordination of ICD codes. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 455 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES (ICD) CODING (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, BCM. 200, or equivalent; and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, MEDA 420 and MEDA 484, or equivalent.
Introduction to ICD focuses on a national classification of coding that encompasses diseases, ailments, injuries, and disorders for all the major and minor body systems. This course includes, but is not limited to, hospital inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory care coding emphasizing specific and correct procedures to accurately achieve maximum reimbursement. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 457 INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES (ICD) CODING II (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: MEDA 410 and MEDA 455, or equivalent.
An advanced course covering the medical necessity, coding issues for specific body systems and general conditions. Students will apply fundamentals of ICD and CPT previously learned. Coding application will be achieved through medical records, case studies, and scenarios. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 458 MEDICAL CODING CLERKSHIP (2)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 128 field experience hours. Prerequisite: MEDA 405, MEDA 452, and MEDA 457, or equivalent.
Introductory training in a clinic, office, or hospital setting. Students will perform the duties and functions of a medical coder under the supervision of a certified coder or Registered Health Information Technologist, or equivalent. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 460 INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An introductory course designed to provide students with an overview of medical office procedures. Students will learn how to prioritize patient and office situations; receive, register and schedule patients; organize and sustain medical records, medical billing, health insurance, business operations, human resource functions, and financial management. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 462 ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING II (3.5)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/24-27 lab. Prerequisite: MEDA 460, or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An intermediate/advanced course designed to provide students with practical understanding and application in supporting medical office administration. Students will practice managing patients in emergency situations; receive, register and scheduling patients; organizing and sustaining medical records, medical billing, health insurance, business operations, human resource functions, and financial management. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 468 ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING CLERKSHIP (2)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 128 field experience hours. Prerequisite: ACTG 100, or equivalent; and MEDA 415, MEDA 450, MEDA 455, and MEDA 462, or equivalent.
Introductory training in a clinic, office, or hospital setting. Students will perform the duties and functions of an Administrative Medical Assistant under the supervision an experienced Medical Office Manager. Transfer credit: CSU.

MEDA 484 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed to give students a basic background in medical terminology as used by medical transcriptionists, court reporters, law related occupations, and allied health occupations. The prefixes, roots, and suffixes of commonly used medical words are presented. Proper names of anatomical structures and their relationship to each other are covered by body system. Also listed as HSCI 484. Transfer credit: CSU.