Surry adds new medical coding class to meet healthcare regulation requirement


DOBSON — The Corporate and Continuing Education Division of Surry Community College will be adding a new medical coding class, ICD-10, to its curriculum in order to accommodate medical office personnel who are required to have the new system implemented by October.

The class will be in a hybrid format meaning it will be a combination of online classes, as well as face-to-face classes. The face-to-face class meetings will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Classes will begin Aug. 20 and run through Oct. 8, and will also require work to be completed online. Tammy Grant will be the instructor.

The ICD-9 CM code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will change in October 2015. In this course, participants will learn to navigate the new ICD-10 CM format and to accurately code medical diagnoses using the ICD-10 CM. The ICD-10 CM is arranged by body system, so a good knowledge of anatomy and physiology will help participants succeed. This class is ideal for those individuals currently working in medical coding.

The class will meet in Room 107 of the J-Building, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson, on the first night, and subsequent class meetings will be set by the instructor after obtaining student input. The class fee is $183. Students may pre-register online at surry.edu. For more information, contact Debbie Cave at 336-386-3372 or caved@surry.edu or Margie Collins at 336-386-3423 or collinsmh@surry.edu.

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