What are some of the tasks involved in an RHIT examination?


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The Registered Health Information Technician, or RHIT, examination involves tasks related to the quality of medical records, assembling patient data, and code diagnoses and procedures in patient records, notes the American Health Information Management Association. Candidates must also complete an approved Health Information Management program.

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The exam is divided into 7 sections: data analysis and management, coding, compliance, information technology, quality, legal and revenue cycle, explains AHIMA. The majority of the exam consists of data analysis and management tasks. Example tasks include abstracting information in health records, analyzing data, maintaining filing and retrieval systems and identifying anomalies. Before taking the examination, candidates must complete academic requirements for an associate degree from an HIM program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

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