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Diploma in Health Information Specialist (Billing & Coding)

The objective of Arizona College's health information specialist course is to provide a sound education environment for instruction and training to equip its graduates for entry-level jobs as health information specialists. This is accomplished through lecture’s, demonstration, and laboratory procedures.

The health information specialist is concerned with health-related information and the systems used to collect, process, store, retrieve and communicate information for the support of operations, management and decision making within an enterprise. The specialist is qualified to work in a wide variety of health care settings, governmental agencies and managed care organizations. As computerization of information advances, the specialist is vital to medical coding, computerized billing and patient care data analysis.

Arizona College's health information specialist academic program is 3 quarters in length, each quarter consisting of 10 weeks. The student completes a 5 week clinical externship. The program length will be approximately 30 weeks in duration.

For more information about graduation and placement rates, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other important information, see http://www.arizonacollege.edu/disclosures-online

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