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HEALTH INFORMATION CODING

Diploma

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.

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will apply legal principles, policies, regulations and standards for accessing and securing health information.
• Students will manage paper or electronic medical records for reimbursement, accreditation, research, and quality assurance purposes.
• Students will accurately select and sequence diagnostic and procedural medical codes from health information records based on official coding and reimbursement guidelines.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Moultrie-Veterans Parkway, Thomasville, Tifton

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

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.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

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: 51 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.

Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts 3
And one of the following (2-3 hours)
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
COLL 1500 Student Success
Barrow, Carla
Dean for School of Health Sciences
Academic Affairs
Thomasville
O: (229) 225-5077