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MDCA 1343 Course Guide

This course emphasizes medical office coding procedures for payment and reimbursement by patient or third party payers for ambulatory care settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the program and Program Chair approval.

SI Leader

Name of SI Leader:  Rosario Vazquez

Office Location:  Pecan Campus, C-108

Office Telephone #:  872-2581

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Course Description

Course Description

This course emphasizes medical office coding procedures for payment and reimbursement by patient or third party payers for ambulatory care settings.Prerequisite: Admission to the program and Program Chair approval.

Course Calendar


Week 1

1-Review NAH Division, MAT student handbook,

Course Syllabus, & Safety/Emergency Plan Procedures                                                           

Week 1

[Quiz-Lect.-Lab-Rev Quests]

Collaborate Meeting

 Week 2

Ch. 1-3 textbook



Week 2

Exam 1 Ch. 1, 2, &3

[Quiz-Lect.-Lab-Rev Quests-Discussions]

Week 3

Ch. 4-5

Assign Project: Students must work in groups and present

an assigned Medicaid insurance plan.


[Quiz-Lect.-Lab-Rev Quests-Discussions]

Week 4

Ch. 6 textbook

Ch. 7 textbook

Workbook/EHR Case Studies




Exam 2 Ch 4, 5, & 6

[Quiz-Lect.-Lab-Rev Quests-Discussions]

Week 5

Ch. 8-9 textbook

EHR Case Studies/ Connect








Exam 3 Ch. 7 & 8

[Quiz-Lect.-Lab-Rev Quests-Discussions]


Week 6

Ch. 10-11 textbook

CMS 1500 Case Studies

*Projects Due*



Exam 4 Ch. 9 & 10

[Quiz-Lect.-Lab-Rev Quests-Discussions]

Week 7

Ch. 12-13 textbook

Week 7

Exam 5 Ch. 11, 12, & 13

[Quiz-Lect.-Lab-Rev Quests-Discussions]



Week 8

Ch. 14

Review for Final 

Week 8


Date and Time will be announced in class and posted on Blackboard.