The Dakota State University has been once again recognized by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as having an approved healthcare coding certificate program. The program at DSU, which was first approved in 2003, recently was reviewed and awarded continuing approval by the AHIMA Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP).
The AHIMA approval identifies coding education programs which have been evaluated by a peer review process against national minimum standards for entry-level coding professionals. This process allows academic institutions, healthcare organizations, and private companies to be acknowledged as providing an AHIMA Approved Coding Certificate Program.
The approval designation assures healthcare providers that graduates of the DSU coding program possess the necessary job skills to attain success in entry level coding positions. Students are guided through a comprehensive coding curriculum providing them with instruction in ICD-9-CM and CPT coding and reimbursement methodologies. Courses for the coding certificate program are available on the DSU campus and through distance delivery.
To learn more about DSU's coding education program go to www.dsu.edu/bis/him/
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals. AHIMA's 52,000 members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public. Founded in 1928 to improve the quality of medical records, AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning. To learn more, go to www.ahima.org