Health Information Coding
Program Description: Health Information Coding prepares students to be medical coders and billers to classify medical records according to accepted standards. The classification of diagnoses and treatments is required for Medicare and insurance reimbursement in hospitals, outpatient clinics and medical offices. The program offers training in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, diagnostic coding, and medical procedural coding.
Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters
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Entrance Date: Beginning of every semester.
Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Additional Requirements: A Criminal background check and drug toxicology may be required for Internship/Externship and/or Employer. Results will affect employment options and will need to be discussed with your advisor.
PROGRAM FINAL EXIT POINT: Health information Coding, Diploma.
Credits Required for Graduation: 49 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
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|1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)|
|ENGL||1010||Fundamentals of English I||3|
|And one of the following (2-3 hours)|
|EMPL||1000||Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development||2|
|2. Occupational Courses (41 hours)|
|ALHS||1011||Structure and Function of the Human Body||5|
|ALHS||1090||Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences||2|
|COMP||1000||Introduction to Computers||3|
|HIMT||1100||Introduction to Health Information Technology||4|
|HIMT||1150||Computer Applications in Healthcare||2|
|HIMT||1200||Legal Aspects of Healthcare||2|
|HIMT||1250||Health Record Contect and Structure||2|
|HIMT||1400||Coding and Classification - ICD Basic||4|
|HIMT||1410||Coding and Classification - ICD Advanced||3|
|HIMT||2400||Coding and Classification - CPT/HCPCS||3|
|HIMT||2410||Revenue Cycle Management||2|
|MAST||1120||Human Pathological Conditions in the Medical Office||3|