Date Revised: 9.8.20
Program of Study Summary
Chattanooga State Community College (Participation ends 5/2021)
Dyersburg State Community College
Roane State Community College
Volunteer State Community College
Walters State Community College
Academic Program Inventory Title/s:
A.A.S. in Health Information Management
Technical Certificate (C1) in Medical Coding
Technical Certificate (C1) in Medical Insurance Specialist
CIP codes: Possible SOC Codes:
CIP code: 31.51.0707.00
31.51.0707.00 Medical Coding Technical Certificate
31.51.0713.01 Medical Insurance Specialist Technical Certificate
The Health Information Management program is a two year associate of applied science degree designed to prepare individuals to manage and code the medical information obtained in the medical records, organize the coded information for reimbursement purposes, abstract other data to meet administrative and governmental requirements, manage medical and legal inquiries for medical information, calculate healthcare statistics, perform data analytics, manage the HIM department operational and human resource functions. Graduates of this program will be prepared for a variety of positions in the health information services market. The program is designed to offer a wide variety of learning experiences including classroom and online instruction, use of computers and software designed for Health Information Management, and directed clinical practice in various medical settings.
Health Information Management programs must be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in order for graduates to be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential. TBR has approved this degree for 66 semester credit hours (SCH) plus up to 3 additional SCH for the first-year college success course.
Participating programs have all chosen to teach Data Management (DM) track competencies and Revenue Management (RM) track competencies.
Student will be able to:
1. The Health Information Management program prepares individuals with an associate of applied science degree to meet entry-level competencies for Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT).
Professional Accrediting Body:
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
State Agency/Entity Oversight: None
Certifications/License or Industry-recognized Certificates:
Successful completion of the program will prepare the student to sit for the RHIT certification.
Students who complete the Medical Coding Technical certificate can sit for the CCA exam through AHIMA. Students may also sit for the CCS or CCS-P but AHIMA prefers candidates to have a couple years’ work experience before they sit for these two certifications.
Related TCAT Diploma Programs: None