Careers in Health Information Management

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Are you strong in technology and interested in the health care industry?

Careers in health information technology continue to expand with the increasing attention on patient care outcomes. Professionals in this industry are relied on to collect, analyze and protect crucial medical information that directly impact patient care. Our diverse selection of courses prepare individuals for health information management careers of tomorrow.  

The following training programs in health information management are online-led programs:




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We also offer several types of medical coding courses. Learn more about the differences between programs by clicking here.


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Location Key: BC=Berkeley Campus; MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus; TC=Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus)

Days of the Week Key: M=Monday; Tu=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; Th=Thursday; F=Friday; Sa=Saturday; Su=Sunday

Certified Cost Projection Specialist

Certified cost projection specialists assist attorneys and insurance companies with preparing the necessary documentation required during the settlement process for personal injury and worker's compensation claims. Cost projection specialists learn how to create cost projection reports confidently and thoroughly to provide adequate funds to accommodate clients with future medical needs.

XHIM-501 9770 Certified Cost Projection Specialist flexible (class starts as soon as you register) online 24/7 access $2,499 OL

 

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Certified Medical Interpreter (Spanish) NEW!

Effective interpretation in the health, mental health and human services settings extends beyond bilingualism. In order to ensure accurate and complete communication between Hispanic patients and providers, the certified medical interpreter (Spanish) must recognize and apply the role, ethics and skills of interpretation. This onsite program enables bilingual individuals to provide linguistically and culturally appropriate interpretation services in the medical, behavioral health and human services settings. Certification: Students successfully complete the training are eligible to sit for national certification exams administered by Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters and National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters.

 

 

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Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Learn the principles and guidelines for assigning the appropriate medical codes to diagnostic conditions and medical procedures as a certified professional coder. Medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and HIPAA guidelines also are included. The on-campus program prepares students for a career working as a certified coder in an outpatient medical office. Certification: Certified Professional Coder exam through American Academy of Professional Coders; Books not included (approximately $400)

 


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Coding for Health Care Professionals (CHCP)

This online coding for health care professionals (nurses, health care administrators, paramedics) program allows participants to add to their skillsets and move into coding careers. The coding field is growing faster than average due to mandatory electronic health records, health information management changes and the Affordable Care Act. Certification: Certified Coding Associate exam through American Health Information Management Association and Certified Professional Coder exam through American Academy of Professional Coders

 


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Coding Specialist (CS)

The coding specialist reviews and analyzes health records to identify diagnoses and procedures for billing insurance and Medicare. The coding specialist is responsible for translating diagnostic and procedural information used by health care providers into coded form for medical reimbursement purposes. The greater the expertise of the coder the greater reimbursement to a health care facility. Certification: Certified Coding Associate exam through American Health Information Management Association and Certified Professional Coder exam through American Academy of Professional Coders

 

 

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Medical Office Specialist (MOS)

Medical office specialists hold administrative and clerical positions in a health care setting. The MOS may answer telephones, greet patients, update and file patient medical records, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence and schedule appointments. The MOS works in physician offices, hospitals and nursing homes. Certification: Certified Medical Administrative Specialist exam through American Medical Technologists; Note: Student must present current S.C. SLED background report to enroll. Visit www.sled.sc.gov. Students also are required to have internet access outside of the college as training includes online course work. Externship included

 


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Medical Scribe

There is high demand for medical scribes in many local health care practices in the Charleston area. Medical scribes assist physicians during patient interactions by recording information in electronic health records (E.H.R) in real time. Medical scribes increase efficiency for medical offices with the knowledge and experience of medical terminology to record patient information, test results and medications so the physician can spend more time communicating with the patient. This eight-week hybrid program is partially on campus and partially online. Externship included

 

XSCR-517 11869 Medical Scribe (Classroom) July 13 and 27 Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $739 TC

Medical Scribe (Online) July 13-Aug. 24 online 24/7 access OL

Medical Scribe (Externship) Aug. 26-30 MTuWThF 8 a.m.-5 p.m. OS

 

XSCR-517 11870 Medical Scribe (Classroom) Sept. 7 and 21 Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $739 TC

Medical Scribe (Online) Sept. 7-Oct. 26 online 24/7 access OL

Medical Scribe (Externship) Oct. 28-Nov. 1 MTuWThF 8 a.m.-5 p.m. OS


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