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Health Information Management Medical Coding

As a Health Information Management (HIM) medical coder, you'll learn to organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security in both paper and electronic systems.

Coders use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for reimbursement purposes, standardization and retrieval of statistical analysis.

Medical coding involves assigning alphanumeric and numeric digits to corresponding descriptions of patient diagnoses and treatments.

About the Technical Certificate:

The technical certificate requires 32 credits. These credits can be used toward the 60 semester credits required to earn an associate degree in Health Information Management.

Before enrolling into coding courses, students are required to complete Anatomy and Physiology I.

Anatomy and Physiology II, Disease Pathology, and Medical Terminology are co-requisites.