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OUS offers non-credit medical coding classes

Ohio University Southern will offer two non-credit Allied Health Training and Education programs beginning in February for those wanting to add to their skills.

These include medical billing and coding program and ICD-10 medical coding.

These non-credit health options are designed to meet the needs of community health employers.

“These programs provide an opportunity for individuals to obtain the skills required for specific, in-demand health-related positions which do not require a degree,” Southern Campus Dean Dr. Nicole Pennington said.

The combined Medical Billing and Coding Program offers the skills in how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual) and complete common insurance forms. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS).

The class meets at 7-10:30 p.m.,  Mondays and Wednesdays, from Feb. 26-May 9 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., on March 24 and April 21.

The other class is Medical Coding.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services required that the standard ICD-9 code sets, which were used in medical billing and coding to report health care diagnoses and procedures, be replaced by ICD-10.  The class meets from 7-10:30 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Feb. 27-April 24.

Students in these classes will not earn OU credit, transcript, or certificate.

To register, contact OUS Continuing and Community Education by phone 740-533-4588 or email to ous_community_ed@ohio.edu.