MCC-Penn Valley Health Information Management (HIM) program offers evening classes that are on-ground and online depending on the class. The HIM program evening classes are from 5 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. and the HIM coding classes are from 5 p.m.- 9:45 p.m. Classes are held Monday through Thursday depending on the course and the semester.
The Coding Specialist Certificate Program offers evening virtual and online classes. Coding evening classes are from 5 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Classes are held Monday and Wednesday depending on the course and the semester.
All HIM and coding courses are held at MCC- Penn Valley Health Science Institute building.
Health information management professionals are at the cutting edge of healthcare technology.
An HIM professional manages all components of the health record through data analytics while assuring the privacy, confidentiality and the security of the data by meeting all state and federal regulatory and requirements.
HIM professionals are also knowledgeable in medical diagnostic and procedural coding and play an important role in the revenue cycle process regarding claims denials and appeals.
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The Health Information Management Program is a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) where upon graduating from the program the student is eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentialing exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Joining AHIMA as a student offers many benefits as outlined in the video .
There is an application process for acceptance to the program beyond the standard MCC admissions application. There are prerequisites required for the program that must be completed for consideration for acceptance. This is a four semester program offered on-ground, online and evening, virtual classes. Virtual classes requires the students to log into the class at the assigned time. The program starts in August and accepts approximately 25 students per class cohort.
The student will be contacted in May advising if the student is accepted into the program. If the student is still in the process of obtaining their prerequisite courses, DO apply by April 30. After the posting of the grades the student will receive the formal program acceptance letter in May.
Students accepted into the program will work directly with the program coordinator to determine next steps. Students not accepted into the program should contact the Student Advising Department or the Health Science Institute to determine next steps.
The health information management accreditor of MCC-Penn Valley is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The College's accreditation for an Associate degree in Applied Science in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2027-2028. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at email@example.com.
|Graduation Year||Retention Rates||Graduation Rates||Exam Passing Rates||Employed in Healthcare Related Field|
|2019||100%||100%||100% those reported||90% those reported|
|2020||100%||100%||100% those reported||100% those reported|
|2021||100%||100%||75% those reported||53% those reported|
|Health Info Management A.A.S.|
|Tuition||75.5-76.5 credit hours|
|$8,758 - 8,874|
|$17,214 - 17,442|
|$23,178.50 - 23,485.50|
|Program Fees||total cost - used/new|
|*Textbooks||$600 - $1,000|
|Immunizations||Costs will vary|
Total approximate cost of the health information management program (in-district):
A.A.S. - $10,005.25
Approximate cost/semester (in-district):
HIM - $2,501