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2011-2012 College Catalog 
    
2011-2012 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Administration – Medical Records Certificate


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Office Administration - Medical Records


A person who works with medical records is responsible for assembling patients’ health information. A medical records employee must ensure all forms are present, properly identified, signed, and all necessary information is on a computer file. A medical records technician assigns a code to each diagnosis and procedure, consults a classification manual and relies on his/her knowledge of disease processes. A technician then uses a software program to assign the patient to one of several hundred “diagnosis-related groups.” This determines the amount of reimbursement to the doctor/hospital if the patient is covered by Medicare or other insurance programs. A technician who specializes in coding is called a health information coder, medical recorder or coding specialist NOTE: This program is not designed to meet all of the requirements for accreditation, licensure, and certification for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or other medical accrediting agencies.

Electives: 6 Semester Hours


Recommended Electives
Students must select a minimum of three credit hours in OAD or CIS courses.

Total Hours Required for Certificate: 58


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