The Medical Information Coder/Biller: Health Information Management Program is a college-credit certificate program consisting of 34 to 35 college credit hours and is approved as a comprehensive coding program by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Upon program completion, students have the technical skills necessary to begin working in healthcare as an entry-level medical coder and biller. Medical coding and billing skills are taught manually and enhanced with software applications. The knowledge gained from the program prepares students to become nationally certified. The major courses are available during evenings and online. Students must have access to a computer with Internet capabilities while enrolled in the program (computers with Internet access are available at all Seminole State campuses; see computer access regulations at http://www.seminolestate.edu/policies-procedures). The prerequisite courses are: HSC 1531, BSC 1020 (or BSC 1084 or HIM 1453 or BSC 2093C), HIM 1000, HSC 1149, CGS 2100C and HIM 1433. Minimum test scores are required prior to registering for the following courses: HSC 1531, BSC 1020 and HIM 1000. BSC 1010C is a prerequisite for BSC 2093C. All students are required to have a criminal background check prior to internship placement.
Candidates must apply and be accepted to Seminole State College. To begin major courses (HIM 1222C), students must complete English I (ENC 1101).
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|HIM2211C||Computer Applications and Technologies in Healthcare|
This course provides an overview of healthcare information systems with a concentration on computerized health information management (HIM) functions. Students will be introduced to common software applications utilized to perform HIM processes. Emerging technology issues in healthcare will be explored. Lab fee required.
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|HIM2283C||Advanced Medical Records Coder|
This course covers advanced coding concepts related to hospital DRGs, case mix and ASCs. Regulatory changes and updates affecting coding and reimbursement will be discussed, including ICD-10. Quality and productivity will also be explained. The 3M Encoder and Reference software will be used to provide hands-on practice to assign ICD-9-CM and CPT codes to diagnoses and procedures from actual hospital ER, ambulatory surgery and inpatient medical records. Lab fee required.
|HIM2800||Medical Coding and Billing Internship|
This course is a capstone experience where students will apply medical coding and billing skills acquired through academic instruction.
This course focuses on the concepts and operation of the main components of word processor, electronic spreadsheet, database management and presentation software programs. Students will gain fundamental knowledge of a major software suite and learn skills that have practical applications in real world situations. Lab fee required.
This is an introductory course to the language of medicine utilized by healthcare professionals. Basic word structure and formation, medical terms, abbreviations, definitions and spelling are included. Major disease processes and pathological conditions of specific body systems will be discussed.
|HIM1000||Introduction to Health Information Management|
Students will learn the history, purpose and content as well as professional ethics and legal principles of the medical record and health information. Health Information Management department functions, workflow and quality considerations will be discussed. Students will compare the paper medical record to the electronic health record. Furthermore, course content includes an introduction to DHHS, CMS, HIPAA and Joint Commission, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information and professional organizations affiliated with health information, medical coding and medical documentation integrity.
This course provides an overview of all body system diseases and conditions including etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic treatment modalities, prognosis and prevention.
|(NUR 1210C may substitute for HIM 1433)|
This course will provide the student the opportunity to explore basic concepts regarding the most common therapeutic medications prescribed to treat the most common human disease conditions. The five rights of drug administration and causes of medication errors will also be identified in order to enhance medical record review.
|(NUR 1141C may substitute for HSC 1149)|
This course provides an introduction to scientific inquiry in relationship to the human body, its systems and basic functions with emphasis on homeostatic mechanisms. The structure and function of cells, tissues and organ systems will be investigated. Designed for non-science majors. This course does not fulfill the credit requirements for Biology majors.
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|BSC2093C||Anatomy and Physiology I|
This is the first part of a two-semester course that investigates in detail the structure and function of humans. The course is primarily designed for students of healthcare professions, biology or physical education. We will utilize a "system" approach, examining each organ system at the cellular, tissue, organ and system levels and discuss interactions with other systems. Emphasis will be placed on the homeostatic rather than the dysfunctional individual. Lab fee required.
|Note: BSC 2093C may substitute for BSC 1020. BSC 2093 is recommended for students planning to complete the A.S. Health Information Technology degree program.|