What is medical coding?
Medical coding is a translation from medical documentation converted into a series
of code number that describe diagnosis or procedures in a standard manner. Coding
is used for patient care, research, and reimbursement.
What is the average annual salary for someone with an HIT degree or certificate?
An average yearly salary can be expected for the following credentials:
Where can I work once I get an HIT degree or certificate?
Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, home health, insurance companies, rehabilitation
facilities, county health departments, managed care institutions, software companies,
legal firms, and consulting firms, just to name a few.
What courses will transfer for an HIT bachelor's degree?
The HIM program at Panola College offers an accredited Associate degree by CAHIM (the
Commission on Accreditation for Health Information Education). Students can transfer
and complete the HIM undergraduate program at a university that offers the bachelor's
Will I be able to work and go to school?
The majoring of HIT classes are offered online; however, a some of the class time
is Monday through Thursday on campus.
What are the requirements (prerequisites) for the HIT program?
See the HIT Admission Criteria in the College Catalog.
How long will it take me to get a degree in Health Information Technology?
The Associate of Applied Science degree requires sixty hours and usually takes two
years to complete. The Medical Coding Technician certificate requires thirty-five
hours and usually takes one year to complete.