Health Information Management
Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree, and Diploma Programs Available
Midstate College offers three programs in the Health Information Management department for students interested in pursuing careers in health care, but working with physicians, nurses, lawyers, administrators and executives, rather than directly with patients.
Health Information Administration, Bachelor of Science
Health Information Administration graduates will possess knowledge and competence to analyze current practices, as well as develop new processes in finance, management, information technology, and quality improvement related to the healthcare delivery system. This program provides the ability for graduates of an accredited Health Information Technology (HIT) Program and experienced professionals to build on knowledge and skills acquired through previous Health Information Management (HIM) experience and education in order to complete a baccalaureate level degree.
Health Information Administration careers are found in a variety of settings including: healthcare facilities, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, healthcare Information Services/Information Technology (IS/IT) vendors, pharmaceutical companies, and other traditional environments. Health Information Administration involves management of health data and supporting processes to ensure quality patient care.
Health Information Technology, Associate of Applied Science
This program prepares the student for employment opportunities in any industry that utilizes patient data. Health Information Technology careers are found in a variety of settings including: healthcare facilities, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, healthcare IS/IT vendors, pharmaceutical companies, and other traditional environments. Health Information Technology involves acquiring, analyzing, coding, and protecting electronic and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care.
The Health Information Technology AAS Degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of a CAHIIM-accredited program are eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.
Medical Coding and Billing, Diploma Program
This program prepares the student for an entry-level position as a coder or biller in a healthcare setting. The curriculum provides a basis in medical, pharmacologic, diagnostic and procedural terminology, human anatomy, pathophysiology, and disease processes, followed by the review and analysis of health records, assignment of diagnosis and procedure codes, and the reporting of data to insurance companies and the government for reimbursement. The program provides information about coding along with valuable experience using CPT/HCPCS (Current Procedural Terminology/ Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System), and ICD-10-CM/PCS (International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision clinical modification/ procedure coding system) coding systems are included. Medical Coding is the process of reviewing medical information documented in patient records to translate the documentation into codes that are utilized for billing, statistics, research, and many other purposes.