Enter a growing field by learning by learning skills critical to today’s healthcare field. Our coding and reimbursement option within the health IT program prepares you for a career managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, and coding the diagnosis and procedures for health care services.
After completing the coding and reimbursement option within our Health IT program, you’ll receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Program grads will be eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certification exam to become a registered Health Information Technician.
What You’ll Learn
Our instructors will teach you about electronic health records, medical terminology, diagnosis and procedural coding, health informatics, reimbursement methodologies, and more. 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 UB04 and CMS 1500.
- 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.
- Recognize and problem solve situations within the healthcare environment.
- Apply principles of supervision and leadership and the tools used effectively to manage human, financial, and physical resources.
Accreditation and Certification Information:
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, the 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:
Christina Manley, MAEd., RHIT
Marion Technical College
The Margie White Director of Health Information Technologies
1467 Mt Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh 43302
740-389-4636 ext 4105
Health Information Technology
Student Success Plan
|Graduation Academic Year||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018*|
|Graduates working for an Ohio Employer
at least 10 weeks from 10-1-17 through 12-31-17
|Annualized Median Wages
(worked at least 10 weeks)
|NOTE: The median annualized salary is based on graduates who worked for an Ohio Employer at least 6 weeks from 10/1/17-12/31/18. More recent graduates just starting their positions are likely to earn less than graduates who have been working for a number of years.
*Most Graduates in 2018 would not have earned a degree in the wage reporting period.
|AHIMA Certification Exam Results – MTC Students- **First Time Test Takers||47%||55%||57%||56%||100%**|
|AHIMA Certification Exam Results – National Pass Rate||66%||65%||67%||69%||75%*|
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