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Associate in Applied Science



Health Information Management/Coding - Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Program Coordinator: Patricia Elliott, M.Ed., RHIT - 816.604.4245
 
The Health Science Institute (HSI) was designed to centralize the health career programs in one building that mimics both healthcare and real life settings, incorporates instructional methodologies such as; interdisciplinary simulated learning using state-of-the-art equipment and cloud base lecture capture which allows student access to learning materials 24/7.  The combined elements of this model fosters student fellowship, life-long learning and supports student success. The health career programs are affordable, accredited and yield a good return on the student’s investment through gainful employment and high wage salaries.

Health Information Management Classes

HIM 100 - Medical Terminology - 3.00 credits

This course introduces elements of medical terminology, such as the etymology of words used to describe the human body. Students learn to apply proper terminology and spelling for major pathological conditions. This course identifies and explains the terms used for the integumentary, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, endocrine, urinary, digestive, lymphatic, hematic, immune, and musculoskeletal systems.

HIM 101 - Introduction to Health Information Management - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: HIM 100, ENGL 101, (HLSC 108 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 and BIOL 210) and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. This course is an introduction to the health information management profession addressing its history and structure of the national association and ethical values. The course explores the history of healthcare delivery systems and external factors that influence, impact and change the healthcare industry to include key accrediting bodies, and state and federal regulatory agencies. Introduction to health record content, structure, and origin of clinical information for various healthcare settings and providers are addressed.

HIM 107 - Medical Billing - 2.00 credits

The course familiarizes students to the medical billing cycle introducing the major types of medical insurance, payers, and regulators. Discusses the general procedures for calculating reimbursement, compliant billing, and preparing and transmitting claims.

HIM 108 - Legal Aspects of Health Information - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HIM 100, ENGL 101, (HLSC 108 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 and BIOL 210) and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. Legal aspects surrounding the maintenance, use, disclosure, medical identity theft, and protection of health information. Understand the use of the medical record as a legal document, response to subpoena and testimony. Familiarization with federal regulations and statutes, including the Federal Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

HIM 110 - Pharmacology - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Formal admission into the HIM program, HLSC 108 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 and BIOL 210, ENGL 101, HIM 100. This course introduces pharmacology as the study of drugs through the explanation of therapeutic and adverse effects of drugs, and effects to the body systems.

HIM 112 - Database for Health Information - 2.00 credits

Prerequisites: HLSC 108 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 and BIOL 210, ENGL 101, HIM 100, and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. Students will become familiarized with database concepts and the ability to store, retrieve, and process information. This course is designed to familiarize the student with entry level database models commonly used in healthcare. The course will be presented on three levels: concepts, procedures and activities.

HIM 115 - Healthcare Statistics - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HIM 101, HIM 108, HIM 110, HIM 112, CSIS 115, and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. This course focuses on the computation, interpretation and reporting with the use of graphs of healthcare statistics within the organization.

HIM 120 - Quality Improvement in Healthcare - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HIM 101, HIM 108, HIM 110, HIM 112, CSIS 115, & Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. This course focuses on continuous performance improvement methods and effective use of teamwork for improving quality in healthcare settings. Compliance with guidelines of regulatory and accrediting agencies.

HIM 130 - Health Data Systems - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: HIM 101, HIM 108, HIM 110, HIM 112, CSIS 115, and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. The role of health information management and the electronic health record that includes computer hardware, operating systems, networking concepts, and user interfaces. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of database management principles, data security, and information retrieval and reporting inherent in electronic health records management.

HIM 135 - Organizational Management - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HIM 101, HIM 108, HIM 110, HIM 112, CSIS 115, and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. Students analyze the challenges and rewards of managing personnel and processes in the healthcare setting. Students apply human resource management practices to personnel in healthcare organizations to include budget development and control, personnel, recruitment and retention, performance.

HIM 202 - Clinical Classification Systems - Diagnostic - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: HIM 100, HLSC 108 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 and BIOL 210 with a grade of C or better, and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. The course teaches students nomenclatures and use of the International Classification of Disease (ICD) system using ICD coding guidelines as they relate to body systems. Students develop an understanding for the need of quality information and standards of ethical coding by utilizing codes as they apply to the Prospective Payment Systems.

HIM 207 - Clinical Classification Systems - PCS - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HIM 100, HLSC 108 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 and BIOL 210 with a grade of C or better, and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. This course addresses the nomenclatures and classification systems for coding and indexing of procedures for inpatient healthcare environment. Coding compliance, ethical coding practices, and application of procedure-based payment systems will be reinforced.

HIM 214 - Healthcare Reimbursement Methodologies - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: HIM 115, 120, 130, 135, and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. Analyze revenue cycle from the perspective of the HIM professional, payer, patient, and the needs of the healthcare organization. Emphasis is on clinical documentation needs for coding, reimbursement, claims management, and revenue cycle.

HIM 215 - Clinical Professional Practice - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HIM 115, 120, 130, 135, and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. Students are placed in a didactic supervised learning environment related to the health information management field in both a traditional and non-traditional healthcare setting. Students are expected to perform job responsibilities as supervised by a credentialed HIM professional.

HIM 218 - Ambulatory Care Coding - CPT - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: HIM 202 and HIM 207 with a grade of C or better, and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. Coding of medical services and procedures using the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) classification system and use of HCPCS coding system applicable to ambulatory settings. Validation of codes adhering to coding compliance, ethical guidelines, and utilize health information systems for data collection through coding and abstracting.

HIM 221 - Coding Professional Practice - 2.50 credits

Prerequisite: HIM 202 and HIM 207 with a grade of C or better, and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. Virtual experience in health information coding processes.

HIM 222 - Health Information Management Competency Review - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 137, HIM 202, HIM 207, HIM 214, HIM 215, and Formal Admittance to the Health Information Management Program. This course offers a review HIM competencies, skills and knowledge pertinent to the technology and relevant to the professional development of the student. They prepare for job seeking through resumes, mock job interviews and professional conduct. Students take mock registration exams for self-evaluation of the domains, subdomains and tasks.

 

Last Modified: 5/10/16