Health Information Management Coding Specialist Certificate

Sitka, e-Learning

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
General Requirements 10
Program Requirements 20
General Requirements
Written Communication Skills
WRTG S111*Writing Across Contexts3
Oral Communication Skills
Select one of the following:3
*Fundamentals of Oral Communication
*Small Group Communication and Team Building
*Interpersonal Communication
*Public Speaking
Science Skills
HS S114Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 14
Program Requirements
HIM S135Medical Terminology3
HIM S155Coding I: Outpatient3
HIM S255Coding II: Inpatient3
HIM S258Coding III: Advanced Coding3
HIM S261Revenue and Financial Management for Healthcare3
HIM S272Pathophysiology and Pharmacology4
HIM S282CCS Examination Preparation1
Total Credits30

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.