Certificate in Health Information Technology - Coding
(33 credits)

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A certificate in Health Information Technology is awarded following successful completion of the 33 credit-hour program. This program is designed to obtain a certificate or those desiring entry-level employment in a health information department, coding. Disease and procedural coding are the methods by which the patient’s encounters are classified, allowing the facility to bill insurance companies and government agencies for reimbursement. Students are eligible to seek their CCA Coding Certification through AHIMA upon completion of this Coding Certificate program.

Consult with your advisor for current transferability information.

REQUIREMENTS AND PRE-REQUISITES:
Students do not need special permission to be admitted to the Coding Certificate program. Students need to maintain a 2.75 GPA and get a "C" or better in all HCHT courses. For further advisement contact Roseanna McGinn MBA- HCA, RHIT rmcginn@unm.edu and Michelle Lee tsinnami@unm.edu.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (13):

Communications (3):

ENGL 1110 Composition I 3cr

Physical and Natural Science (4):

Choose from Choose from BIOL 1140/1140L, 1310/1310L, 2210/2210L OR HCHS 113 4cr

Health Sciences (3):

HCHS 111 Medical Terminology 3cr

Business Technology (3):

IT 101 Computer Fundamentals 3cr

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CORE (20):

HCHT 121 Health Information Technology I 4cr
HCHT 211 Basic ICD / CPT Coding 4cr
HCHT 215 Advanced OP Coding 2cr
HCHT 219 Advanced IP Coding 3cr
HCHT 221 Medical-Legal & Quality Management 4cr
HCHT 232 Reimbursement Methodologies 3cr