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 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.

XITP-501 9506 Certified Medical Interpreter Training (Spanish) Feb. 15-March 22 F 6-9 p.m. $885 TC
Certified Medical Interpreter Training (Spanish) Feb. 16-March 23 Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m. TC
XITP-501 9508 Certified Medical Interpreter Training (Spanish) May 9-June 27 TuTh 6-10 p.m. $885 TC

 

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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)

XHIM-526 9263 Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Feb. 25-Aug. 7 MW 5-9 p.m. $1,995 TC


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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

XCPT-512 9254 CHCP 1 – Online Learning Introduction Jan. 14-19 online 24/7 access $69 OL
XAHS-507 9255 CHCP 2 – Medical Terminology Jan. 21-March 9 online 24/7 access $285 OL
XHIM-513 9256 CHCP 3 – Health Care Data Content March 11-May 11 online 24/7 access $285 OL
XHIM-564 9257 CHCP 4 – ICD-10 Coding May 13-Aug. 3 online 24/7 access $339 OL
XHIM-518 9258 CHCP 5 – CPT-4 Coding Basic Part 1 March 18-May 11 online 24/7 access $319 OL
XHIM-519 9259 CHCP 6 – CPT-4 Coding Advanced Part 2 Jan. 28-March 30 online 24/7 access $319 OL
XHIM-519 9260 CHCP 6 – CPT-4 Coding Advanced Part 2 May 13-July 6 online 24/7 access $319 OL
XHIM-520 9262 CHCP 7 – Practicum April 1-20 online 24/7 access $285 OL


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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

XCPT-501 9241 CS Term 1.1 – Online Learning Introduction Jan. 7-19 online 24/7 access $69 OL
XCPT-501 9242 CS Term 1.1 – Online Learning Introduction Jan. 14-26 online 24/7 access $69 OL
XAHS-522 9243 CS Term 1.2 – Medical Terminology Jan. 28-March 16 online 24/7 access $285 OL
XAHS-589 9244 CS Term 1.3 – Anatomy and Physiology Jan. 28-March 16 online 24/7 access $285 OL
XAHS-523 9245 CS Term 1.4 – Pharmacology March 18-April 20 online 24/7 access $285 OL
XAHS-524 9246 CS Term 1.5 – Human Diseases March 18-April 20 online 24/7 access $285 OL
XHIM-505 9247 CS Term 2.1 – Health Care Data Content April 22-June 8 online 24/7 access $285 OL
XHIM-511 9248 CS Term 2.2 – Electronic Health Records April 22-June 8 online 24/7 access $285 OL
XHIM-562 9249 CS Term 2.3 – ICD-10 Coding Jan. 21-April 13 online 24/7 access $339 OL
XHIM-562 9250 CS Term 2.3 – ICD-10 Coding June 10-Aug. 31 online 24/7 access $339 OL
XHIM-509 8587 CS Term 3.1 – CPT Coding Part 1 Jan. 14-March 9 online 24/7 access $319 OL
XHIM-509 9251 CS Term 3.1 – CPT Coding Part 1 April 15-June 8 online 24/7 access $319 OL
XHIM-510 10240 CS Term 3.2 – CPT Coding Advanced Part 2 Jan. 14-March 9 online 24/7 access $319 OL
XHIM-510 8588 CS Term 3.2 – CPT Coding Advanced Part 2 March 11-May 4 online 24/7 access $319 OL
XHIM-510 9252 CS Term 3.2 – CPT Coding Advanced Part 2 June 10-July 27 online 24/7 access $319 OL
XHIM-508 8589 CS Term 3.3 – Understanding Health Insurance May 6-June 22 online 24/7 access $285 OL
XHIM-512 9253 CS Term 3.4 – Coding Externship – Online March 11-May 4 online 24/7 access $339 OL
XHIM-512 8590 CS Term 3.4 – Coding Externship – Online June 24-Aug. 17 online 24/7 access $339 OL

 

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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

XMED-506 9264 Medical Office Specialist (MOS) (Classroom) Jan. 28-June 12 MW 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $2,639 TC
Medical Office Specialist (MOS) (Externship) June 17-July 12 MTuWThF 8 a.m.-5 p.m. OS
XMED-506 9755 Medical Office Specialist (MOS) (Classroom) March 5-July 25 TuWTh 6-10 p.m. $2,639 TC
Medical Office Specialist (MOS) (Externship) Aug. 5-30 MTuWThF 8 a.m.-5 p.m. OS


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