Clinical Coding Competency Standards

A Clinical Coding Working Group (CCWG), under the auspices of HIMAA’s Education Committee, is currently tasked with updating HIMAA’s 1996 Clinical Coder National Competency Standards and Assessment Guide. This work will:

  • benefit clinical coders around the country by providing a coherent and consistent set of standards and measures for the purpose of workplace-based Clinical Coder training and progression
  •  provide a standard by which employers of clinical coders can manage their recruitment, orientation and training processes and establishment of pay rates
  • support HIMAA’s position as the peak national association representing health information professionals

The group plans to communicate progress on this work using various communication strategies including HIMAA Matters, HIM-Interchange, Webinars, and direct consultation with the membership.

Estimated time of completion is mid 2023

If you are interested to be involved with this work please contact: