ACE Recommended Credits for AHIMA Courses
 

The American Council on Educationís College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 18 of AHIMA's courses, including Human Anatomy & Physiology, 11 of the 12 Coding Basics courses, 3 Cancer Registry Management Program Prerequisite courses, and all 6 Cancer Registry Managment Program Specialty courses.  View the specific credit recommendations below.

The ACE Transcript Service offers a lifelong record for students who have successfully completed our courses that have been reviewed by ACE CREDIT . This service enables adult learners to present a nationally recognized transcript to the college or university of their choice for the potential award of academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT Transcript Service Web site.

Students may register any ACE-evaluated course they've successfully completed with ACE. All of a student's ACE-evaluated courses are shown on one transcript with easy-to-read descriptions, credit recommendations, and suggested transfer areas. Upon request, the transcript can be released at any time to a college of the student's choice.

Note: Transfer of credits is determined by the receiving institution.

To join the ACE Transcript Service, students must pay a one-time set-up fee of $40 and a nominal fee of $15 each time they request the release of a transcript. One transcript is included with the set-up fee. For details, go to: http://www.acenet.edu/calec/corporate/transcript.cfm.


SPECIFIC CREDIT RECOMMENDATIONS


Human Anatomy and Physiology: 4 credits

Coding Basics Program, Cluster 1: 8 credits total for cluster
Healthcare Delivery Systems, 2 credits
Medical Terminology, 3 credits
Computer Basics in Healthcare, 3 credits

Coding Basics Program, Cluster 2: 6 credits total for cluster
Pathophysiology/Pharmacology, 3 credits
Basic ICD Coding - Part 1, 0 credits*
Healthcare Data Content and Structure, 3 credits

Coding Basics Program, Cluster 3: 9 credits total for cluster
Basic ICD-9-CM Coding - Part 2 3 credits
Basic CPT Coding - Part 1 3 credits
Medical Office Procedures 3 credits

Coding Basics Program, Cluster 4: 10 credits total for cluster
Basic CPT Coding - Part 2, 3 credits
Reimbursement Methodology, 3 credits
Professional Practice Experience, 4 credits

Cancer Registry Management Program, Prerequisite Cluster: 9 credits total for cluster
Medical Terminology, 3 credits
Computer Basics in Healthcare, 3 credits
Pathophysiology/Pharmacology, 3 credits

** Cancer Registry Management Program, Specialty Cluster A: 12 credits total for cluster
Cancer Registry Structure and Management, 3 credits
Cancer Registry Operations, 3 credits
Cancer Disease Coding and Staging, 6 credits

** Cancer Registry Management Program, Specialty Cluster B: 12 credits total for cluster
Oncology Treatment and Coding
, 4 credits
Abstracting Methods, 4 credits
Follow-up, Data Quality and Utilization, 4 credits

*The ICD Part 1 course was recently rewritten to reflect the change in medical coding from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The course has not yet been reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE) for college credit recommendation. We anticipate the review to be completed year end 2014.

** Cancer Registry Management specialty courses completed February 1, 2012, or later are eligible for college credit recommendation. CRM specialty courses completed prior to February 1, 2012, are not eligible.


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