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Home Health Medical Coding HHMC.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 21 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Health Information Management
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

The Home Health Medical Coding certificate prepares students for entry-level coding positions in home health agencies. Students will develop skills to accurately determine diagnostic code number assignments that impact medical reimbursement. Skill sets include application of ICD-10-CM coding systems; medical terminology; anatomy and physiology and disease processes. The Home Health Medical Coding certificate can be completed with some courses completed in the traditional classroom setting or completely online. Students must receive a grade of C or higher in all courses in the HHMC.S.STC and have a GPA of 2.0 to receive the certificate.

Program Outcomes

  • Accurately apply diagnosis code numbers utilizing the ICD-10-CM classification system.
  • Demonstrate personal behaviors, attitudes, and values consistent with a health care professional
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving and information literacy
  • Identify the importance of documentation on code number assignment and the subsequent reimbursement impact
  • Interpret coding guidelines and federal regulations for accurate code number assignment

Career Opportunities

Employment prospects for home health medical coding professionals are excellent throughout the state and country. Career opportunities include employment with home health agencies or any medical institution that offers home health medical services.

Credentials

Upon successful completion of the Home Health Medical Coding certificate, graduates may sit for the HCS-D credentials. The Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis credential (HCS-D) is a national credential certified by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 1140 Fundamentals of Disease Processes 3
BIO 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO 1222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
HIM 1165 Drug Classification for Coding 1
HIM 1201 Introductory Medical Office Coding 4
HIM 2275 Home Health Medical Coding 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.