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HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Description: The Health Information Management Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, analyze, and report health information data according to legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; program graduates will develop leadership skills necessary to serve in a functional supervisory role in various components of the health information system.

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: Five (5) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Any 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 Management Technology, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 68 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. General Core Courses 15
Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
Required Course(s):
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
Required Course(s):
One Mathematics Course
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3
General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
COLL 1500 Student Success 3
Barrow, Carla
Dean for School of Health Sciences
Academic Affairs
Thomasville
W: 229-225-5077