Health Information Management (Certificate)

Certificate Description *New Admission to program is not available*

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as a certified coding associate.  The students will receive training in numerous areas, giving them an understanding of the varied responsibilities and skills necessary for employment.  Students completing the Certificate are eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Associate certificate exam to become a Certified Coding Associate.

Certificate Requirements: 37 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

AHS 100

Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System

3

AHS 131

Medical Terminology

3

BIO 160

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology            

4

CIS 120

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3

HIM 110

Introduction to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4)

4

HIM 111

Introduction to ICD 9-CM & ICD 10-CM

3

HIM 112 

Information Technology in HIM

3

HIM 121

Understanding Medical Therapies for HIM

3

HIM 122

Introduction to Medical Billing and Reimbursement

4

HIM 123

Health Records Documentation in HIM

3

HIM 289

Internship I 

4

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, student will

  1. describe the role of a certified coding associate in the medical setting;
  2. demonstrate a professional attitude and image;
  3. identify effective verbal and non-verbal communication;
  4. ensure accuracy, completeness and proper entry into computer systems;
  5. CCA exhibits coding competency in any setting, in both hospitals and physician practices;
  6. effectively operate computer hardware and software as applicable to the healthcare industry;
  7. possess the ability, synthesize and evaluate data;
  8. understand and use medical terminology and health care delivery;
  9. and understand and work within the rules of ethics and law in healthcare.