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Advanced Medical Coder (Health Information Management)

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program is designed to provide the technical knowledge and skills needed for employment as an advanced medical coder. The coursework for the advanced level will equip students to work in medical records and offer an opportunity for existing coders to further their management, supervisory, auditing, or alternative coding skills.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Advanced medical coders work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, insurance companies, and government agencies.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: To be accepted into the Advanced Medical Coder program, students must have a professional certification from AHIMA (CCA or CCS) or AAPC (CPC) as a certified coder.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program must meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC. 
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

HIM 229

Performance Improvement in Healthcare Settings

1

2

2

HIM 295

Topics in HIM: Alternative Coding

5

0

5

HIM 2201

Health Statistics

3

0

3

HIM 142

Fundamentals of Health Information Systems II

3

0

3

HIM 249

Supervision and Management Practices

3

0

3

TOTAL

15

2

16

Total Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Advanced Medical Coder 16

01.28.16
To enroll in HIM 220, students must have a math placement recommendation of MTH 146 and Algebra I or equivalent.

Name Program Email Phone
Michelle Sartelle Advanced Medical Coder 
(Health Information Management)
msartelle@reynolds.edu 523-5012
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