Health Information Management Degree
The associate of applied science program provides students with an opportunity to sit for the RHIT and/or CCS or CCA national accreditation exams. Students take lecture and lab courses as well as clinical courses in affiliated hospital and other health care health information departments in the metropolitan area. Students are able to seek employment during the day, since courses are offered in the evening and online.
This curriculum is designed to prepare students to function as health information management technicians in health record services located in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, insurance offices, government agencies, and other facilities utilizing health records. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive the AAS and will be eligible to apply to take the accreditation examination given by the American Health Information Management Association.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and communication skills.
- Illustrate competency in compiling health records and coding medical data using different formats and coding systems.
- Identify the components of management and how they relate to running a health record department.
- Assess management techniques for controlling automated functions in a health record department.
- Apply entry-level knowledge, clinical skills, and professional abilities appropriate for an HIM professional.
- Demonstrate correct spelling, punctuation and proficiency in communicating through the oral and written use of basic medical terminology.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.
MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.
Related careers include health data analyst, insurance claims specialist, records technician specialist, clinical coding specialist, physician practice manager, patient information coordinator, cancer registrar, HIM department supervisor, data quality manager, and HIM systems analyst.
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See foundation, distribution, and elective courses.
- MATH 120 - Survey of College Mathematics (MATF)
- MATH 117 - Elements of Statistics (MATF)
- English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- BIOL 130 - The Human Body (NSLD)
- COMM 112 - Business and Professional Speech Communication (HUMD)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences Distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
General Education Elective
- BIOL 150 - Principles of Biology I (GEEL)
- BIOL 101 - General Biology (GEEL)
See program requirements.
- HINM 115 - Medical Terminology I 2 semester hours
- HINM 116 - Medical Terminology II 2 semester hours
- HINM 120 - Concepts of Disease 3 semester hours
- HINM 134 - Healthcare Delivery Systems 3 semester hours
- HINM 144 - Health Data Content, Structure and Standards 3 semester hours
- HINM 150 - Introduction to Pharmacology 1 semester hour
- HINM 154 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Information Management 2 semester hours
- HINM 155 - CPT Coding 2 semester hours
- HINM 165 - ICD-10 Coding 4 semester hours
- HINM 180 - Health Data Management 4 semester hours
- HINM 190 - Supervision of Health Information Services 3 semester hours
- HINM 200 - Professional Practice Experience I 1 semester hour
- HINM 220 - Advanced Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement 3 semester hours
- HINM 225 - Ambulatory Coding 2 semester hours
- HINM 230 - Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement Management 2 semester hours
- HINM 271 - Professional Practice Experience II 2 semester hours
- HINM 272 - Professional Practice Experience III 1 semester hour
- HINM 280 - Research in Health Information 1 semester hour
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