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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIPAA Professional Certification Prep

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This certificate is designed to prepare the student for the Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) certification exam. CHP is an international certification addressing HIPAA requirements in the area of transaction, privacy, and security for all covered entities – providers (hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies), clearinghouses, and payers.

Location: Ankeny

Students may start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a HIPAA Professional Certification Prep certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 1

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semester 1
Certification Test Approx.   $500

Student should speak with employer concerning test fee.

Approximate total for the program: $643*

*Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • This course is a complement to the work being done in the healthcare and insurance industries. It trains the individual to support HIPAA compliance with an international certification renewable every 3 years.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Attention to detail.
  • Understanding of the HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Understanding how this supports your work flow while keeping your organization in compliance.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

  • This is a complementary skill set to the skills you developed in the Medical Office Specialist programs. It will help you expand your knowledge and protect your organization by being HIPAA compliant.
  • This certificate is available to individuals already working in the healthcare environment.
  • The certificate consists of one course and is delivered online.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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