Length: One year, 45 credits
Program Prerequisites: 21 credits
Estimated Cost: $8,307
- Books/Course Materials - $1,170
- Technology Fees - $27
- Online Course Fees - $300
- Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $5,310
Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year's rates. Course tuition and fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.
Term-by-Term Course Plan
The purpose of this program, which can be completed entirely online, is to prepare graduates for entry-level careers in medical records, health information management, and medical billing. Health Information Technicians organize and manage demographic, coded, and billing data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. They communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information as needed to meet billing, payment, and regulatory requirements. Health Record Technicians may assist with implementing and supporting electronic health records (EHR) software usability
Student who complete this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to organize, input, process, analyze, secure, and distribute healthcare information.
- Demonstrate the organization, analysis, and evaluation of health record content for completeness and accuracy.
- Demonstrate knowledge of abstracting health records and assigning standardized codes to diagnoses and procedures to accurately meet reporting needs and processing claims for insurance reimbursement.
- Apply principles of healthcare privacy, confidentiality, legal, ethical issues and data security.
- Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare terminology and medical conditions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and regulatory environments.
- Demonstrate knowledge of utilizing library and valid internet resources for research, projects, and to maintain a level of expertise in his or her field of study.
- Apply critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and effective inter-professional communication skills related to health information management.
Preqrequisites must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.
The following courses must be completed prior to applying for the Health Information Management program.
General Education courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.
Human Relations (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Program Core Courses
Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.
Cooperative Education courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted. HIM 280 may be used to meet the Cooperative Education requirement.
- Seminar (2 credits):
- Cooperative Education (3 credits):
- This is the parent program for the Basic Health Care, CPC .
- This program follows the Certificate of Completion Requirements unless otherwise specified.
- Students can take all HIM program courses prior to admission except COOP 206 , HIM 222 , and HIT 280 .
- All program prerequisites with the subject prefix CIS, CS, and HP must be completed no more than five years prior to HIM program acceptance.
- All program prerequisites can be completed online.
- HIM 222 - Reimbursement Methodologies must be completed within five years of the start of the governing catalog.
- Students who have completed the Medical Coding (online), CPC may use the HIM coding sequence (HIM 270 , HIM 271 , and HIM 273 ) plus one Computer Literacy course (CIS 101 , or CS 120 ) to meet the HIM 114 - Introduction to Medical Coding requirement. See your Academic Advising team or Program Coordinator for more details about course substitutions and/or waivers.
- Completion of BI 231 , BI 232 , and BI 233 with a letter grade of C or better is an acceptable equivalent for HP 150 and HP 152 .
- BT 120 - MS WORD for Business can be used to meet the Computer Literacy requirement if completed prior to 2020-21.
- Students who do not meet reading and/or math requirements may apply to PASS Lane Summer programming for alternative admission process. PASS Lane contact is Marcia Koenig (firstname.lastname@example.org), 541.463.5818, Bldng 11/244.
- Cooperative Education is required for students to earn their HIM Certificate(s) and /or AAS HIM degree. Students must complete a minimum of 3 credit hours of on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Through Co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make professional contacts for the future. Work schedules and work sites vary. Students are required to be admitted into the HIM Program, complete a minimum of two thirds of their program coursework and have their coop requirements met, and instructor approval prior to registering. Contact the HIM Cooperative Education Coordinator, Shelley Williams, Room 210, Bldg. 30, 541.463.5182.