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For students interested in Health Information Management, Herzing University provides several paths to enter this growing career field. The diploma program in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist lays the foundation for entry-level positions in the field. Diploma graduates who want to further their education and career opportunities can easily go on to the associate degree program. Associate degree graduates can seamlessly transfer their coursework and skills into the bachelor’s degree program. Or, students can start in the bachelor’s right away and work to graduate in just three years!

Health Information Management Program Comparison Chart

Program availability varies by location.

ProgramCreditsMonths
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist4412
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist6120
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management6320
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management12436
*Average number of months for students to complete program

DIPLOMA IN INSURANCE BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST

This diploma program is the first step in launching your career in medical billing and coding. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as medical billing specialists, medical coders, and insurance claims analysts.Download Program Course Sheet

ASSOCIATE AND ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN INSURANCE BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST

This program takes what you learned in the diploma program and adds the general education classes needed for an associate degree. This provides more career flexibility and better chances for advancement. Download Program Course Sheet

ASSOCIATE AND ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Students in the ASHIM program will learn entry-level skills related to those areas of the Health Information Management profession. All of the courses in this program are offered in an online format, and some courses are also available in a traditional classroom format - see your local campus for availability of traditional classroom courses. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the AHIMA’s Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam. Download Program Course Sheet

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Graduates of the bachelor program will have the most career opportunity as well as the best chances for advancement. Not only do they have all the basics of coding, health sciences and general education, they also have business, accounting and management skills. They know how to apply these specifically in the area of medical records and health information documentation. Taught in a combination of on campus and online courses, graduates of this program are qualified to take AHIMA’s Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Download Program Course Sheet

The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to http://www.herzing.edu/tuition-financial-aid . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here http://www.herzing.edu/files/2014Disclosures-Methodology.pdf .

Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA)

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Eligibility:

Only those who successfully

  1. Complete a bachelor's degree in an HIM program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) or are enrolled in their last term of study
    OR
  2. Graduate from an HIM program that is approved by a foreign association with which AHIMA has a reciprocity agreement.

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Herzing University - Online is accredited by CAHIIM* so graduates of the BSHIM and ASHIM programs who take at least their core courses online are eligible to take the certification exams for these exclusive credentials.

For more information on RHIA and RHIT certification, review the Candidate Handbook from AHIMA.

*Learn more about Herzing's CAHIIM accreditation here.



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