Students in Sullivan’s online Associate Degree in Health Information Management (HIM) program can begin their career by earning a certificate in coding. Along with an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) credential, the medical coding certificate prepares you for jobs in all types of medical facilities, inpatient and outpatient, and other industry-related positions such as insurance companies and government agencies.
Health information technology (HIT) professionals with an associate degree pursue registration through the AHIMA as registered health information technicians (RHIT). RHITs are responsible for the quality of patient health information in acute care hospitals, physician offices, and other outpatient facilities.
Students in this program study diagnosis and procedure coding, health information management, healthcare reimbursement, legal aspects of health information and health information technology.
The Health Information Management (HIM) program includes courses in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology with pharmacology, medical terminology, ICD-9-CM and ICD-9-CM coding, ICD-10-PCS coding, CPT and HCPCS coding, as well as reimbursement methodologies. Legal aspects of HIM are covered, as well as information technology and health information management.
Sullivan University’s HIM program promotes student success by focusing on engagement between faculty and student, teaching with primary resources, and encouraging students to use critical thinking to solve problems.
103 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.
|Total Credit Hours||103|
|BIO 202||Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab||6|
|BIO 204||Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab||6|
|BUS 224||Professional Development||4|
|CSC 118||Computer Applications I||4|
|ENG 101||Composition I||4|
|FYE 101||Information Literacy||4|
|HIM 101||Medical Terminology I||4|
|HIM 110||Pathophysiology with Pharmacology I||4|
|HIM 120||Health Information Technology I||4|
|HIM 130||CPT Procedure Coding I||4|
|HIM 141||ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding I||4|
|HIM 150||Healthcare Reimbursement||4|
|HIM 160||Legal Aspects of Health Information I||4|
|HIM 170||Health Information Management||4|
|HIM 220||Health Information Technology II||4|
|HIM 230||CPT Procedure Coding II||5|
|HIM 241||ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding II||5|
|HIM 260||Legal Aspects of Health Information II||4|
|HIM 270||ICD-10-PCS Coding||5|
|HIM 280||Health Information Technology Review||4|
|HIM 290||Health Information Practicum||4|
|MTH 101||College Mathematics||4|
|PSY 214||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|General Studies Elective (4 Additional Credit Hours)||4|
|Students must choose one additional General Education class from the Humanities/Fine Arts category. This class is in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.|