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Associate in Science

Health Information Technology

About

The Health Information Technology program is an Associate in Science degree designed to prepare the graduate to work with and manage health-related information in a variety of settings. Professional responsibilities include the collecting, storing, processing, retrieving, analyzing, disseminating and communicating of information related to reimbursement, research, planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care services.

The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800.

Graduating students will be eligible to take the national qualifying examination for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician.

In addition, students may complete the Medical Information Coder/Biller College Credit Certificate, either as an individual program, or while completing their Associate in Science in Health Information Technology.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current guidelines.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding.
  • Read materials used in HIT settings such as coding manuals, policy and procedures, and patient health records.
  • Identify a complete health record according to organizational policies, external regulations and standards.
  • Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of various providers and disciplines, to support documentation requirements, throughout the continuum of health care.
  • Synthesize information regarding health care outcomes for formal, verbal and/or written presentation to health care professionals.
  • Apply health care legal terminology.
  • Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of protected health information.
  • Explain current trends and future challenges in health information exchange.
  • Apply policies and procedures for the use of data required in health care reimbursement.
  • Evaluate the revenue cycle management processes.
  • Identify potential abuse or fraudulent trends through data analysis.
  • Collaborate with staff in preparing the organization for accreditation, licensure and/or certification.
  • Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements related to the health information management.

Course Information

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Tuition

CF is ranked in the top 1% for affordability across the United States, with low tuition rates and more than $2 million in scholarships awarded every year. More than 87% of students receive financial aid.

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$112.92 per credit hour*