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(HIT) — Coding and Reimbursement Option -Technical Certificate

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The Program – Health Information Technology (HIT) — Coding and Reimbursement Option -Technical Certificate

This degree program is online.

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate (CCA, CPC-A, CPMA, CPB, CRCR). This certificate program is online.

Medical Billing and Coding Technicians or Health Information Technicians organize and manage health information data. They ensure that the patient information is high quality, accurate, accessible, and secure in both paper and electronic health records systems. Using various classification systems, they code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, databases, and registries and to maintain medical and treatment histories. After completing the certificate program, one is eligible to sit for a coding/billing credentialing exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), a coding credential through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or the Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR) credential through the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

The Medical Biller/Coder or Health Information Technician fields are growing faster than average. According to the US Bureau of Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, this area of healthcare has a 15% growth outlook through 2024 and is expected to increase as the population ages. (BLS, September 2019).

Important Information for Program

Certification

Students who complete MTC’s Medical Billing and Coding certificate program are eligible to sit for the certification exam offered by either the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA, 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601-5800 ) www.ahima.org the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC, 2233 S Presidents Rd, Suite F, Salt Lake City, Utah 84120, 800-626-2633, www.aapc.com or the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) 3 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 600, Westchester, IL 60154-5732. Other certification exams include the Certified Medical Biller, Certified Professional Medical Auditor, and the Certified Professional Compliance Officer; all through the AAPC. These certifications demonstrate the holder’s expertise in medical billing, auditing and regulatory compliance. Graduates typically pursue either the Certified Coding Associate credential (CCA) through AHIMA or the Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A) through AAPC.

Occupational Certification Opportunities

  • Industry Certification: CCA (Certified Coding Assistant), CCS-P, CCA, CPC
  • National Health Career Association (NHA): Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)

What you’ll learn

You’ll also have hands-on experience with the newest technological healthcare innovations through the AHIMA virtual lab/Neehr Perfect and direct clinical experience in area healthcare facilities.

  • Review health records and verify completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data and data sources according to requirements and standards.
  • Code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis.
  • Actively apply the reimbursement policies and procedures in the use of clinical data, issues, and systems and perform data quality reviews to validate code assignments as well as the completion of the UB-04 and CMS-1500.
  • Collect, compute, analyze, interpret, and present statistical data related to healthcare services, including quality management, utilization management, risk management, medical research, disease registries, clinical indices.
  • Apply legal principles, policies, regulations, and standards for the control, use, and dissemination of healthcare information.
  • Use software applications and technology in the completion of Health Information Management processes.
  • Apply principles of supervision and leadership and the tools used to effectively manage human, financial, and physical resources.
  • Recognize and problem solve situations within the healthcare environment.
  • Participate in the planning, design, selection, implementation, integration, testing, evaluation, and support for EHRs.
  • Use appropriate electronic or imaging technology for data/record storage.
  • Query and generate reports to facilitate information retrieval using appropriate software.

Key Employers

AETNA RESOURCES LLC MARION GOODWILL INDUSTRIES IN
APRIA HEALTHCARE LLC. MARION TECHNICAL COLLEGE
ARROWHEAD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH L MARY RUTAN HOSPITAL (INC.)
ASSOCIATED HYGIENIC PRODUCTS MAUK MEDICAL  LLC
ATC HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC. MEDCOMM PAYROLL SERVICES INC.
AVITA HEALTH SYSTEM (INC) MERCY  HEALTH-DEFIANCE HOSPITAL
BLANCHARD VALLEY CONTINUING CA MOOKAR INDUSTRIES
CENTER STREET COMMUNITY CLINIC MORROW COUNTY HOSPITAL
CENTRAL OHIO PRIMARY CARE PHYS MOUNT GILEAD EXEMPTED VILLAGE
CIOX HEALTH LLC NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
CITY OF DEFIANCE NTHRIVE INC
CITY OF MOUNT VERNON OHIO DISTRICT 5 AREA AGENCY ON
COMMUNITY COUNSELING SERVICES OHIOHEALTH CORPORATION
CONCERNED CITIZENS AGAINST VIO OHIOHEALTH PHYSICIAN GROUP IN
CORA HEALTH SERVICE INC OPTUM SERVICES INC.
CRAWFORD COUNTY AUDITOR ORTHOPEDIC ONE INC
DEBRA A. GARVERICK PARAMOUNT CARE INC.
DELAWARE CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION PARMINDER B SINGH MD INC
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PHYSICIANS FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH
DOLGEN MIDWEST LLC PREMIER ALLERGY LLC
DR. STEPHEN W. RITZ PRISTINE SENIOR LIVING OF WILL
ELGIN LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION RITE AID OF OHIO INC.
FINDLAY CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION RUSSELL D. HATFIELD DDS MS L
GALION COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INC SARAH MOORE HEALTH CARE CENTER
GLEN A. MCMURRAY D.D.S. & ASSO SEDGWICK CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SER
GLOBAL MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS I SPECIALIZED ORTHOPAEDICS & SPORTS
HARDING MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE TERRA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HEALTH MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS I LAKIREDDY DENTAL LLC
HEARTLAND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES LHC GROUP INC.
IN RECORD TIME INC. LICKING COUNTY AUDITOR COUNTY
JAMES A. GOTTFRIED M.D. INC. LIMA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (INC.)
JOINT TOWNSHIP DISTRICT MEMORIAL MARION AREA COUNSELING CENTER
KNO HO CO COMMUNITY ACTION COM MARION AREA PHYSICIANS LLC
KNOX COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (INC. MARION CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
LAKIREDDY DENTAL LLC VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP IN
LHC GROUP INC. WAPAKONETA CITY SCHOOLS BOARD
LIMA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (INC.) WEST CENTRAL OHIO GROUP  LTD.
MARION AREA COUNSELING CENTER WOOD HEALTH COMPANY LLC
MARION AREA PHYSICIANS LLC WYANDOT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
MARION CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION

Application Process

Limited Enrollment

To apply for acceptance into the Health Information Technology program, your application file should contain the following:

  1. MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable application fee.
  2. American College Test (ACT) scores with a minimum composite score of 18 or successful completion of college-level required program courses with a minimum accumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  3. Successful completion of the ACT or Basic Skills Assessment (NextGen Accuplacer) in reading, writing, and mathematics.
  4. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  5. A minimum 2.5 accumulative grade point average (GPA) in high school or college-level courses (whichever is most recent).
  6. Completed Health Information Technology application.

If required, College Foundation courses are available to help you meet any specialized program admission requirements.

A complete listing of all requirements and policies/procedures for the program is available in the Health Information Technology Handbook.

Accreditation and Certification Information

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MTC’s Health Information Technology Program is designed to prepare students for this ever-changing and constantly growing field. Within the program, students will cover a wide range of including health information management, medical terminology, electronic health record, computer applications, health informatics, coding, healthcare statistics, healthcare reimbursement, continuous quality improvement, resource management, and legal issues. Students actively work with health information and receive hands-on experience with the newest technological innovations available. The program also provides direct clinical experience in area healthcare facilities.

The Health Information Technology associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM can be located at 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, ph. 312.233.1100, and through their website: www.cahiim.org

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu
740.389.4636

Or you may contact:

Kaley Haas, RHIT
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh 43302
740-386-4220
haask@mtc.edu

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