HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT SPECIALIST
Workforce Development Certificate
This option is designed to prepare the student with the necessary skills to be employed as a coding and reimbursement specialist in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, physicians office or clinic, home health agencies, hospice, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies. ICD-9-CM and CPT coding guidelines will be examined in detail, as will insurance and reimbursement issues such as claims processing, case mix index, and reimbursement systems, (i.e., diagnosis related groups (DRGs), ambulatory patient classification (APCs), resource based relative value system (RBRVS), resource utilization groups (RUGs), case mix groups (CMG) and home health resource groups (HHRG). Students successfully completing the certificate option may apply to sit for a national examination to become a certified coding associate (CCA). After 2-3 years of recommended coding experience, the graduate may sit for the national certified coding specialist (hospital based, CCS, physician based, CCS-P) examination. The Coding and Reimbursement Specialist Certificate program has been approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement
For More Information Contact:
Allied Health Services Division: Metro: (918) 595-7002, for program application form and any specific program information.
Procedures For Application:
1. Submit completed program application form and required materials by May 1 to the Allied Health Services Division located in the Alfred M. Philips Building, Room MP458, 909 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119.
2. All prospective Coding and Reimbursement Specialist Certificate students must also complete an application for enrollment to the College, submit their high school transcripts, or GED scores; ACT or SAT scores and previous college transcripts to the Metro Campus Registrar at 909 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for admission into the Coding and Reimbursement Specialist Certificate program.
3. Acceptance to Tulsa Community College does not guarantee admission to the Health Information Technology Coding and Reimbursement Specialist Certificate program.
4. Eligible applicants to be interviewed for consideration for admission into the program will be notified. All interviewed applicants will be notified by mail regarding their selection status.
5. In order to enroll in courses that include a clinical component and are a part of the program degree plan, students must receive clearance on a criminal background check, including the sex offender registry. Potential students need to be aware that drug testing is a requirement for participation in all clinical components.
General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 4
Biology 4 hours
**BIOL 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology
Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 36
Allied Health 3 hours
**ALDH 1323 Medical Terminology
Computer Information Systems 3 hours
* **CSYS 2073 MS Office
Health Information Technology 30 hours
* **HITC 1113 Introduction to Health Information Management
* **HITC 1131 Health Care Delivery, Systems and Trends
* **HITC 1223 Electronic Health Record Systems
* **HITC 1242 Health Information Management in Alternate Care Settings
* **HITC 1333 CPT and HCPCS Coding
* **HITC 1363 ICD-9-CM Coding I and Nomenclature/ Classification Systems
* **HITC 2053 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I
* **HITC 2133 Reimbursement Systems and Revenue Cycle Management
* **HITC 2121 Physician Billing and Reimbursements
* **HITC 2153 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
* **HITC 2342 Coding and Reimbursement Internship
* **HITC 2403 ICD-9-CM Coding II
Total Credit Hours: 40
*Course has a prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
**Course must be completed with a “C” or better.
General education requirements can be found at: www.tulsacc.edu/gened.