Martin Smith

Martin Smith

Health Information
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813-624-8871
martin.smith@ndscs.edu
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Health Information Technician
Health Information Technician

The Health Information Technician program combines a profession in health care with information technology. Students participate in two professional practice experiences that are a combination of onsite and virtual experiences.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Online, Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Health Science


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Medical Coding
Medical Coding

The Medical Coding option prepares students with the necessary skills to be employed as a medical coder in coding and reimbursement in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, long-term care and insurance companies.

  • Type: Certificate
  • Locations: Online, Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Health Science


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​​Health Information Technician

Cahiim Accredited

Health information professionals care for patients by caring for their medical data, focusing on completeness, accuracy and protection. They use computer applications to organize, analyze, evaluate, and report health data, complying with laws, standards, and regulations. Health information technicians often specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures in health records for reimbursement and other purposes.

The Health Information Management accreditor of NDSCS is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate's degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2028. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Medical Coding

PCAP Approved

Program Approval Statement
The North Dakota State College of Science Medical Coding program option is approved by the AHIMA Professional Certificate Approval Program. This designation acknowledges the coding program as having been evaluated by a peer review process against a national minimum set of standards for entry-level coding professionals. This process allows academic institutions to be acknowledged as offering an approved coding certificate program.

“Value for Students” Statement
The AHIMA Foundation’s Professional Certificate Approval Program designation:
a. Identifies specialized programs that meet established coding educational standards
b. Stimulates improvement of educational standards through faculty development opportunities, and by involving faculty and staff in program evaluation and planning
c. Promotes a better understanding of the goals of professional coding education
d. Provides reasonable assurance that practitioners possess the necessary job skills upon entry into the profession

Timeframe of Program Approval
July of 2018 to July 17, 2021 with annual interim approval during these years.

Program goals and student outcomes are available for review in the program handbook.

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Year RHIT Certification Exam Pass Rate Job Placement Rate Retention Rate
2019-20 100% 100% 67%


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