Anatomy and Terminology 

With the inception of ICD-10-CM/PCS being effective for medical billing October 1, 2014, it is imperative that we as coders/billers have the knowledge to fulfill the requirements to enable us to meet our responsibilities to our profession. 

Medical terminology is a specialized communication used by medical professionals.  The vocabulary is derived from Latin and Greek words/components.   You will learn to understand the meaning of these word components to be able to interpret their location in the human body and their respective meaning.  This will be accomplished by learning the prefix, suffix, root words, meaning, word origins and definitions.  You will identify the respective location in the body or the function the body is undergoing when using the appropriate medical language. 

During this course you will receive an in-depth education to enable you to be ready for ICD-10-CM. 

Chapter 1:  Introduction to Healthcare Terminology
Chapter 2:  Body Structure and Directional Terminology
Chapter 3:  Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
Chapter 4:  Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
Chapter 5:  Digestive System
Chapter 6:  Genitourinary System
Chapter 7:  Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium
Chapter 8:  Blood, Blood-Forming Organs, and the Immune Mechanism
Chapter 9:  Circulatory System
Chapter 10:  Respiratory System
Chapter 11:  Nervous System
Chapter 12:  Mental and Behavioral Disorders
Chapter 13:  Eye and Adnexa
Chapter 14:  Ear and Mastoid Process
Chapter 15:  Endocrine System and Nutritional and Metabolic Disease
Body parts 


Sharon Oliver has been a CPC for 9 years and a PMCC instructor through the AAPC for 8 years.   

Sharon presently works as a Senior In-patient Biller in the areas of Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, and Hospitalist’s as well as teaches the PMCC course. She is the New Member Development Officer and the past president of her local chapter.

She  is a co-contributor for Elsevier publications for several of their books on ICD-10-CM and Step-By-Step by Carol Buck.  Sharon  is an instructor for The Coding Institute boot camps. 

Sharon was nominated and is a top five finalist country wide for Member of the Year for 2011 by the Academy of Professional Coders.  She has also been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the AAPCCA from 2013-2016. 

             Class Dates:  April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25;
                 August 1, 8, 15, 22,
29; September 5, 12, 19
Class Times:  Thursdays:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location:  Main Campus
Class fee:  $2795 (includes materials) 

If you have any questions please contact Diana Harrison at (423) 354-5520 or dlharrison@northeaststate.edu 

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