Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

Health Information Management Certificate


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The ECC Health Information Management certificate program prepares students to demonstrate entry-level competency in medical coding and insurance billing with an emphasis on physician offices and outpatient settings. The normal completion time for the program is 18 months, assuming appropriate placement scores.

The certificate track includes instruction in medical records, health information software applications and data entry, coding and classification. Coursework also includes the fundamentals of medical science and treatment procedures, medical terminology and basic anatomy and physiology. All courses with the HIM prefix are fully online.

In addition, students learn about the regulations pertaining to coding, billing, health information documentation, Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

At completion, students are eligible to sit for a national certification exam to earn their Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential. CCA professionals are able to demonstrate the entry-level competencies necessary to be successful in a health billing and coding environment. ECC also offers a AAS degree in health information management.

Campus Offered Credits Required
Online 30

 

Accreditation

East Central College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
800-621-7440

Contacts

Program Director

Stephanie J. Buchholz, MS Health Informatics, MSN, RN, RHIA
636-584-6611
stephanie.buchholz@eastcentral.edu

Faculty

Nanette Sayles, MS HIM, EDD, CHDA, CPHI
nanette.sayles@eastcentral.edu

Program Secretary

Sarah Haines
636-584-6439
sarah.haines@eastcentral.edu

Dean of Career and Technical Education 

Richard Hudanick

636-584-6635

richard.hudanick@eastcentral.edu

Division

Career and Technical Education

 
 

 

 

 

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