The Health Information Technology Hospital Ambulatory Coding Certificate is offered to assist individuals that likely have some hospital employment experience and desire to gain the skills required to classify and code diagnoses and procedures with the goal of improving accuracy and productivity of coding, allowing more timely and productive claims processing in a wide array of hospital ambulatory/outpatient services. The program’s primary focuses are teaching students to review, abstract, and interpret both diagnostic and financial data from clinical healthcare documentation and encounter forms. With the vastly increasing level of ambulatory health services by hospitals and larger healthcare enterprises, there is a rising need for these specialists. Graduates of this program who have the AHIMA-recommended coding experience may seek to take the “CCS-P” (Certified Coding Specialist – Physician based) national examination.
Students must follow the HIT program progression policy.
Graduates of this program may transfer all course work into higher level programs offered by the Health Information Technology program.
If you are interested in making application for admission into one of the Health Information Technology programs or learning more about Health Information Technology, please contact...
Johanna Underwood, HIT Admissions Counselor