Health Information Technology

Contact the Health Information Technology Department at 704.330.6162 or visit the Health Information Technology website at cpcc.edu/programs/37.

The program is offered entirely online with the exception of Professional Practice Experience courses. 

The Health Information Technology (HIT) curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. The HIT Program at CPCC is fully accredited by CAHIIM - Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

Graduates of the program receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and are eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). RHITs work in supervisory and technical positions throughout health care—analyzing and managing health information.

Courses

HIT 7000. ICD-10 Medical Coding. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

ICD-10 is an upgraded diagnostic and procedural medical coding system that, by law, must be implemented throughout the healthcare industry by October 1, 2014. Because this new system is radically different, it's important to prepare now. This online program offers you comprehensive, robust training in diagnostic and procedural coding, using the ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) and ICD-10-PCS (procedural) coding manuals. You will get detailed instructions for using the coding manuals, understanding the coding guidelines, and accurately applying the ICD-10 coding steps. There are more than 40 quizzes and exams for diagnoses and procedures by body system to test your knowledge and understanding. This program is for anyone in the healthcare industry who wants to master ICD-10 medical coding. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Textbooks included. Some knowledge of medical terminology is required. Education in anatomy and physiology is strongly recommended, but not required.