Health Information Management Coding - HI12 Diploma
Program Description: The Health Information Coding diploma 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.
The Health Information Coding program is also offered mostly online. However, there are some courses in which students are required to attend face-to-face.
- Submit a completed application and application fee
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
- Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145
- 5 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
Additional Program Requirements:
- Students registering for this program on the Ben Hill-Irwin, Coffee, or Cook campuses will be required to attend the Valdosta campus to complete some course requirements.
This program qualifies for the HOPE Career Grant.
This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.Gainful Employment Information
|General Core Courses||8|
|ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I||3|
|Choose One of the Following (3 Hours)||3|
|MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics||3|
|MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts||3|
|Choose One of the Following (2 Hours)||2|
|PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology||3|
|EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development||2|
|MAST 1120 Human Diseases||3|
|ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body||5|
|HIMT 1100 Introduction to Health Information Technology||3|
|HIMT 1150 Computer Applications in Healthcare||3|
|HIMT 1200 Legal Aspects of Healthcare||3|
|HIMT 1250 Health Record Content and Structure||2|
|HIMT 1350 Pharmacotherapy||2|
|HIMT 1400 Coding and Classification - ICD Basic||4|
|HIMT 1410 Coding and Classification -ICD Advanced||3|
|HIMT 2400 Coding and Classification - CPT/HCPCS||3|
|HIMT 2410 Revenue Cycle Management||3|
|HIMT 2500 Certification Seminar||4|
|ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences||2|
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