Health Information Management Coding Specialist Certificate
An area of HIM specifically focused on coding/classifications systems at both the inpatient and outpatient level. The certificate will allow students to obtain entry–level skills in healthcare coding and the opportunity to continue to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. National credentialing exams are available at both the entry and advanced level. Minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all courses. A grade of C- is not considered passing.
|Minimum Credit Hours||30|
|Written Communication Skills|
|WRTG S111||*Writing Across Contexts||3|
|Oral Communication Skills|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|*Fundamentals of Oral Communication|
|*Small Group Communication and Team Building|
|HS S114||Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 1||4|
|HIM S135||Medical Terminology||3|
|HIM S155||Coding I: Outpatient||3|
|HIM S255||Coding II: Inpatient||3|
|HIM S258||Coding III: Advanced Coding||3|
|HIM S261||Revenue and Financial Management for Healthcare||3|
|HIM S272||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology||4|
|HIM S282||CCS Examination Preparation||1|
Students going on to a Bachelor's degree are advised to take BIOL S111 and BIOL S112 in place of HS S114.
The Coding Specialist Certificate prepares students in the areas of inpatient and outpatient coding, billing, reimbursement methodologies and data quality.
1. The certificate articulates with the AAS degree and students are encouraged to continue to their AAS because HIM industry prefers students with the RHIT credential.