When are the courses offered?
The HSHI prefix classes for the HIT Coding Specialist program
are offered in evening hours. General education requirement
courses are offered in day and/or evening sessions.
Is this available to currently credentialed Health Information
Management professionals for continuing education and/or to refresh
Yes, the program is also available to currently
credentialed Health Information management professionals (RHIA.s
and RHITs) who wish to update or refresh their coding skills.
Will these courses also apply toward the Associate in Applied Science
Degree in Health Information Technology at Rose State College?
With one exception, the curriculum of the H.I.T.. Coding Specialist
Program at Rose State College is a subset of the two-year Associate
in Applied Science in Health Information Technology Degree.
Therefore, most of the courses will transfer into the two-year degree
What is the difference in the Rose State College H.I.T. Coding
Specialist program from some other school programs or free-standing
coding classes offered in this area?
As a subset of an accredited Associate in Applied Science Degree
H.I.T. Coding Specialist, the courses are taught to
the levels required by that accreditation. The program includes
support classes, i.e. medical terminology, anatomy and physiology,
and human pathology that help a coder better understand what conditions
and/or procedures are to be coded. This background helps them
be a more knowledgeable coder.