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Health Information Management

As the country moves toward electronic health information, jobs in this exciting area will be expanding to meet an ever-increasing need for medical administrative professionals.

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Why choose Health Information Management?

Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Can you see yourself in a healthcare environment without hands-on patient care? Chart your career with Chemeketa Coding and Billing Certification. We now offer a healthcare coding certificate that can be completed in 9 months.

Upon completion of Chemeketa’s HIM Certificate program, you will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam from AAPC. The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential assures employers that you have the expected professional knowledge and skills relevant to make a meaningful contribution to healthcare.

Complete the Declaration form under the Healthcare Coding Certification tab to get started.

What will you learn?

Our experienced faculty will teach you the skills necessary to apply to take the AAPC CPC (Certified professional coder) certification exams.
Medical Coding and Billing skills learned include:

  • ICD-10 CM Diagnosis Coding
  • CPT Procedural Coding
  • ICD-10 PCS Facility Procedural Coding
  • Update patient medical records
  • Read and verify clinical documentation.
  • Electrical medical Records
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pre-registration
  • Verify insurance
  • Collect copays
  • Verify charges
  • Claim forms to payors
  • Claim tracking
  • Payment posting
  • Denials
  • Accounts Receivables
  • Collections
  • Knowledge of multiple insurance rules and regulations

What will you do?

After earning a certificate in coding including billing components, you may qualify for a variety of occupations, including:

  • Medical coder
  • Medical reception
  • Medical biller
  • Medical records/health information
  • Medical insurance

A certificate in this field can lead to careers in the following settings:

  • Hospital
  • Surgical center
  • Physician office
  • Long-term care/rehabilitation
  • Insurance/managed care company
  • Government agencies

    The Health Information Management program is on a first come first-served basis. We have filled our seats for our Fall 2024 cohort. 

    If you are interested in the program, please complete the interest form here, and we will contact you once our Healthcare Coding Declaration form opens back up for admission.



  • Criminal Background Check, Drug Screening, & Immunization

    Accepted applicants will be required to pass a criminal background check. If a potential student does not pass the criminal background check, acceptance may be denied. 

    Criminal Background Checks will be ordered through Advanced Reporting upon acceptance into the program.  Please review the disqualifying crimes list.

    Accepted applicants might need to submit the following based on practicum site requirements:

    • Criminal background check
    • Drug screen
    • Immunizations based on practicum site requirements