Health Information Coding, Diploma

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.

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters

Student Learning Outcomes:
100% of students will score 70% or greater on selecting and sequencing diagnostic medical codes form health information case studies based on official coding and reimbursement guidelines.
100% of students will score 80% or greater on analyzing discrepancies from documentation of coded data and developing physician queries to resolve data and coding discrepancies.

Gainful Employment: Datasheet

Entrance Date: Fall 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: 50 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

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Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)

8

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (3 hours) 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
and one of the following (2 Hours) 2
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)

3

COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (39 hours)

39

HIMT 1350 Pharmacotherapy 2
HIMT 1250 Health Record Content & Struct 2
HIMT 1200 Legal Aspects of Healthcare 3
HIMT 1150 Comp Apps in Healthcare 3
HIMT 1100 Intro to Health Inform Tech 3
ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences 2
ALHS 1011 Structure/Function of Human Body 5
HIMT 2500 Certification Seminar 4
HIMT 2410 Revenue Cycle Management 2
HIMT 2400 Coding & Classif-CPT/HCPCS Cdg 3
HIMT 1410 Coding & Classific-ICD Adv Cdg 3
HIMT 1400 Coding & Classification-ICD 4
MAST 1120 Human Diseases 3

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Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.

Southern Regional Technical College. (2017). 2017-2018 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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