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Upon successful completion of Registered Health Information Administrator and/or Registered Health Information Technician, students will be prepared to sit for the RHIA and/or RHIT Exam. Proof of course completion is required, and applicants must pass the exam within one year from the date of training completion.

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Program Tuition: $4,000.00

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This training program will include Register Health Information Administrator and Register Health Information Technician education content.

Register Health Information Administrator

Providers, payers, and patients rely heavily on RHIAs for coordination of care. They have comprehensive knowledge of medical, administrative, ethical, and legal requirements and standards related to healthcare delivery and patient privacy.

RHIAs work in a variety of settings in the healthcare industry, including hospitals, multispecialty clinics, physician practices, long-term care, mental health and other ambulatory settings. Non-patient care settings include managed care and insurance companies, software vendors, consulting services, government agencies, education, and pharmaceutical companies.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Managing people and operational units, serving on administrative committees, and preparing budgets are among the responsibilities they possess.
  • Communicate with all levels of an organization, including clinical, financial, administrative, and information systems, which use patient data to make decisions and run their operations.
  • Utilize classification systems and medical terminologies to organize patient health information and medical records, administer computer information systems, and collect and analyze patient data.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements: Before applying to take the RHIA exam, you must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Successfully complete the baccalaureate-level academic requirements of a Health Information Management (HIM) program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)¹; or
  • Successfully complete the Master’s-level academic requirements of an HIM program accredited by the CAHIIM; or
  • Successfully complete the academic requirements of an HIM Certificate of the Degree (Post-Baccalaureate) program approved by the CAHIIM; or
  • Graduate from an HIM program approved by a foreign association with which AHIMA has a reciprocity agreement²;

Register Health Information Technician

The majority of RHITs work in hospitals, but they are also employed by physician offices, nursing homes, home health agencies, and mental health facilities. RHITs may also be employed by any organization using patient data or health information, such as pharmaceutical companies, law firms, insurance companies, and health product vendors.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Verify the accuracy, completeness, and proper entry of medical records into computer systems.
  • Utilizes computer applications to collect and analyze patient data for the purpose of improving patient care or controlling costs.
  • Specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and research in patient records. RHITs may also serve as cancer registrars, compiling and maintaining patient data.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must meet one of the following eligibility requirements to sit for the RHIT examination:

  • Successfully complete the academic requirements, at an associate degree level, of a Health Information Management (HIM) program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM); or
  • Graduate from an HIM program approved by a foreign association with which AHIMA has a reciprocity agreement
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Texas A&M University - Texarkana

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