Associate of Science in Health Information Science
associate of science in health information science
Description

The Associate of Science in Health Information Science degree program is an entry-level program designed to provide students foundational knowledge in the field of health information science. The program offers a medical coding track that prepares students to become proficient medical billers and coders by providing the latest information related to medical coding, medical chart auditing, and insurance reimbursement. The program also offers a general curriculum track that prepares students to become skilled healthcare paraprofessionals who work with sensitive healthcare information in an increasingly complex digital environment.

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY’s online A.S. in health information science prepares students to become skilled health care paraprofessionals who manage sensitive health care information in a digital environment. Students who are pursuing a career in medical billing and coding with their degree benefit from choosing a track with medical coding emphasis. This track focuses on the latest material related to medical coding, medical chart auditing and insurance reimbursement.

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Designed to prepare students to become proficient medical billers and coders by providing the latest information related to medical coding, medical chart auditing, and insurance reimbursement.

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to do the following:

  • Correlate knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and basic pharmacology to perform medical coding and insurance reimbursement tasks.
  • Accurately code diagnoses and medical procedures using ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and PCT standards and guidelines.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy skills in managing health information, paper, and electronic medical claims.
  • Apply medicolegal principles when working with protected health information and legal and ethical standards as they relate to the medical profession.
 

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Curriculum

The Associate of Science in Health Information Science degree program is an entry-level program designed to provide students foundational knowledge in the field of health information science. The general curriculum is designed for students to meet their specific educational goals and enhance their career opportunities by preparing students to become skilled healthcare paraprofessionals who work with sensitive healthcare information in an increasingly complex digital environment.

Major Requirements| Total Required Semester Hours: 18

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Track II | Total Required Semester Hours: 21

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