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The Health Information Management Technology program prepares the student to become a professional responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. In all types of health care facilities, the health information management technician possesses the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile, and report health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; to abstract and code clinical data using appropriate classification systems; and to analyze health records according to standards. The health information management technician may also be responsible for functional supervision of the various components of the health information system.

The HIMT degree program at Columbus State is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Completion of the Associate Degree in Health Information Management Technology will permit graduates to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification examination and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination. Graduates of the HIMT degree program may transfer to Franklin University, The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, or the University of Toledo for a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Health Information Management and Systems.

The Health Information Management Technician Certificate program prepares students to compile patient charts (paper, hybrid, electronic) in accordance with legal and regulatory standards. Students analyze patient charts for completeness and accuracy. They perform release of information (ROI) functions and other activities related to assisting the clinical and administrative team in the timely completion of health records.

The Medical Coding Certificate program prepares students with entry-level skills needed to code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval and statistical analysis. Principles in ICD-10-CM/PCS coding, CPT coding, and third-party reimbursement will be emphasized.

The Health Data Analyst Certificate program helps prepare students for the Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) certification examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The Clinical Data Analyst will work independently to document external data acquisition policies and procedures, as well as interface with other business units to define and document data needs and ad-hoc analysis requirements. With emphasis on use of electronic health records (EHRs), the health care industry continues to become more data driven, making health data analysts more valuable than ever. The CHDA designation provides practitioners with the knowledge to acquire, manage, analyze, interpret, and transform data into accurate, consistent, and timely information.

All coursework in the Health Information Management Technology degree program, the Health Data Analyst-Post HIMT degree Certificate program, the Health Information Management Technician Certificate program and the Medical Coding Certificate program is offered online. Students are required to complete proctored tests and come to campus for occasional class meetings. Proctored tests can be completed at the CSCC Testing Center, approved testing centers, or via Proctor U. Students are also required to complete 90 professional practice experience (PPE) hours in both HIMT 2870 and HIMT 2930.

Health Information Management Technology

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in the Health Information Management Technology, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, and clinical data as it relates to the collection and use of health information.
  • Review health records for completeness and accuracy to determine appropriateness and adequacy of health care documentation.
  • Maintain and compile health information using electronic applications and work processes.
  • Apply legal principles, policies, regulations and standards for the control, use, and dissemination of health information.
  • Collect, compute, analyze, interpret and present statistical data related to health care services.
  • Apply official coding principles in the assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes for the purpose of health care administrative, reimbursement, and research purposes.
  • Abstract data from patient records for administrative, reimbursement, and research purposes.
  • Apply principles of supervision and leadership and the tools used to effectively manage human resources.
  • Demonstrate ethical practices as outlined in the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Code of Ethics.

Health Information Management Technician Certificate

Upon completion of the Health Information Management Technician Certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology and clinical data as it relates to the collection and use of health information.
  • Perform assembly and analysis of health records for completeness and accuracy.
  • Perform concurrent and retrospective ongoing reviews of health records to ensure compliance with standards for health record documentation.
  • Compile statistical data, such as admissions, discharges, deaths, births, and types of treatment given.
  • Operate computer to enter and retrieve data using various electronic health record (EHR) applications and other electronic programs such as word processing, data bases, and spreadsheets.
  • Assist clinical and administrative team in chart completion by running reports.
  • Perform release of information (ROI) function.
  • Demonstrate ethical practices as outlines in the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Code of Ethics.

Medical Coding Certificate

Upon completion of the Medical Coding Certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, and clinical data as it relates to the collection and use of health information.
  • Review health records for completeness and accuracy to determine appropriateness and adequacy of health-care documentation
  • Identify components of appropriate and adequate documentation of health care.
  • Code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis.
  • Abstract data from patient records for administrative, reimbursement, and research purposes.
  • Demonstrate ethical practices as outlined in the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Code of Ethics.

Health Data Analyst Certificate-Post HIMT Associate's Degree

Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Assist with the development, maintenance, and support of the data architecture and models for health care databases.
  • Establish uniform data capture methods and strategies for validating the accuracy and reliability of data.
  • Analyze and interpret health data using acceptable methods, criteria, and metrics.
  • Generate meaningful reports using internal and external data sources and provides recommendation based on the data.
  • Perform basic statistical analyses for projects and reports.
  • Utilize data mining techniques and procedures to provide data for analysis and/or reporting.
  • Demonstrate ethical practices as outlined in the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Code of Ethics.

Specific Program Admissions Information

(HIMT Degree, Health Data Analyst Certificate, and Medical Coding Certificate)

Listed below are requirements for admission to the Health Information Management Technology and the Medical Coding Certificate. These requirements must be completed prior to acceptance into the HIMT Degree program and the Medical Coding Certificate program.

A. High school graduate or GED equivalency

B. Placement into ENGL 1100 Beginning Composition

C. Placement into STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics, or completion of MATH 1025 Quantitative Literacy

D. Completion of the HIM Technician Certificate

E. Students must pass a drug screen and background check before they can be accepted into the HIMT Degree program, the Medical Coding Certificate program, or the Health Data Analyst Post Associate’s Degree Certificate.

After earning a “C” or higher in all the Health Information Management Technician Certificate courses, the student is eligible to apply to the HIMT Degree program or the Medical Coding Certificate program.

Students completing the HIMT degree program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher (or those with a current certification of RHIT or RHIA) are eligible to apply to the Health Data Analyst Post Associate’s Degree Certificate program

The Health Information Management Technician Certificate program, the HIMT Degree, and the Health Data Analyst Post HIMT Associate’s Degree Certificate will begin Autumn Semester as published. The Medical Coding Certificate plan of study will begin Summer Semester as published. Students are expected to follow the established plans of study. An alternate plan of study may extend program completion time.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all HIMT technical and basic related courses to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in HIMT, to complete the Health Information Management Technician Certificate, the Medical Coding Certificate, or the Health Data Analyst Post Associate’s Degree Certificate.

Health Information Management Technology Associate Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
HIMT 1111 Introduction to Health Information Management 2
HIMT 1133 Legal Aspects of Health Information 2
HIMT 1135 Health Data Management 3
CSCI 1001 Computer Fundamentals 2
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 2 . .
HIMT 1121 Advanced Medical Terminology 2
HIMT 1256 Clinical Documentation and Disease 2
HIMT 1274 Introduction to Medical Coding & Reimbursement 2
BIO 1101 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
SBS XXXX Refer to approved GE-SBX list 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Summer Semester . .
HIMT 1141 Pharmacology 2
CSCI 1102 Intermediate Excel & Access 3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list 3
STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
Semester 3 . .
HIMT 1245 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding 3
HIMT 1255 CPT-4 Coding 3
HIMT 1265 Medical Reimbursement 2
HIMT 2870 PPE HIM Applications 2
BIO 2300 Human Anatomy 4
CSCI 1320 Database Fundamentals 2
. OR .
CSCI 2325 Expert Access 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16/17
Semester 4 . .
HIMT 2257 Introduction to Health Statistics 2
HIMT 2259 Quality and Resource Management 3
HIMT 2267 Principles of Management 2
HIMT 2930 PPE HIM Field Experience 1
HIMT 2294 Special Topics 2
. OR 2
HIMT 2275 Intermediate Coding 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 10
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 65/66

HUM
Approved General Education (GE) List
GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

COURSE . CR
ARCH 2100 History of Architecture 3
HART 1201 History of Art I 3
HART 1202 History of Art II 3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648 3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648 3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877 3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877 3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I: Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500 3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500 3
HIST 2223 African-American History I: 1451-1876 3
HIST 2224 African-American History II: 1877-Present 3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities 3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions 3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History 3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1130 Ethics 3

SBS
GE-SOCIAL BEHAVORIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

COURSE . .CR
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 2309 Law and Society 3
GEOG 2400 Economic and Social Geography 3

Health Data Analyst Certificate-Post HIMT Associate’s Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
HIMT 2276 Analyzing Healthcare Data 2
CSCI 2380 Business Intelligence Fundamentals 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 2 . .
HIMT 2277 Health Data Analyst Exam Preparation 2
CSCI 2385 Business Intelligence Reporting 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 10

Health Information Management Technician Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . CR
CSCI 1001 Computer Fundamentals 2
HIMT 1111 Introduction to Health Information Management 2
HIMT 1133 Legal Aspects of HIM 2
HIMT 1135 Health Data Management 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
Semester 2 . .
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
HIMT 1121 Advanced Medical Terminology 2
HIMT 1274 Introduction to Medical Coding & Reimbursement 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 16

Medical Coding Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Summer . CR
BIO 1101 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
HIMT 1141 Pharmacology 2
HIMT 1256 Clinical Documentation & Disease 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
Semester 1 . .
HIMT 1245 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding 3
HIMT 1255 CPT-4 Coding 3
HIMT 1265 Medical Reimbursement 2
BIO 2300 Human Anatomy 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 2 . .
HIMT 2275 Intermediate Coding 2
HIMT 2930 PPE Field Experience 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 22