Organization of health care delivery; the health information management profession; emphasis on health record content and the accrediting and regulatory standards, legal aspects of releasing health information, retention,storage and retrieval systems.
Prerequisites: Program admission, CIS 1010, BIO 2050, HIM 1530 completed or concurrent. 4 class/2 lab hrs. (Fall)
HIM 1530: Medical Terminology
Usage pronunciation, spelling, plural formation of medical terms as they relate to body systems. Emphasis is on roots, prefixes, suffixes, eponyms, standard abbreviations, the use of medical terms in context and terminology related to cancer medicine, nuclear medicine, and pharmacology.
HIM 155: Disease Processes
Basic concepts of health and disease' causes, etiology, incidence, and treatment of illnesses.
Prerequisite: HIM 1530 and BIO 2050/2060.
HIM 1580: Principles and Application of ICD-9-CM
In-depth focus on the ICD-9-CM classification system, UHDDS data collection requirements for financial reporting and statistical research.
Prerequisites: HIM 1500, HIM 1530, and BIO 2050/2060. HIM 1550 concurrent or permission of program director. 3 class/2 lab hrs. (Spring)
HIM 1600: Principles and Applications of CPT
Orientation to the coding principles of HCPCS/CPT. Special emphasis on application in the ambulatory and acute care environments.
HIM 1580 and HIM 1550 or permission of program director.
HIM 2560: Directed Clinical Practice II
Supervised student practice in simulated laboratory and clinical practice settings; emphasis on inpatient and ambulatory coding with ICD-9-C and HCPCS/CPT coding systems using encoder and grouper software, data abstracting, and data retrieval from indices.
Prerequisites: HIM 1540, HIM 1550, HIM 1580, and HIM 1600; HIM 2510 and HIM 1600 concurrent or permission of program director. 12 clinical hrs. (Fall)
HIM 2600: Medical Reimbursement and Billing
Focus is on reimbursement and payments systems in acute and ambulatory settings. Wmphasis will be placed upon prospective payment systems, third party payers, medical claims processing, and rgulatory compliance issues.
Prerequisites: HIM 1580 and HIM 1600; or HIM 1610, or permission of program director. 3 class/1 lab hrs. (Fall)