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 is a study of the principles and language of pharmacology and laboratory medicine, including drugs and drug classes, diagnostic tests, indications, techniques, expression of values and significance of findings.
This course provides an overview of all body system diseases and conditions including etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic treatment modalities, prognosis and prevention. 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.
This course is a presentation of the essential anatomy and physiology of the human body. All body organ systems are discussed in a format of lecture, diagrams and audio-visual material. The course will introduce some aspects of chemistry and microbiology as it relates to healthcare, although emphasis is not placed in these areas. A knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body as a basis for later study of disease processes is an essential part of the curriculum for students in the health profession.
This course will introduce students to the structure of the American legal system and the principles of health law including healthcare case studies. The course surveys the federal and state court structure and legal proceedings pertaining to healthcare. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the role that medical record information has in legal proceedings, healthcare legislation and regulations. Emphasis will be placed on medical record confidentiality, access, release and disclosure and laws pertaining to retention and patient rights. Knowledge of the legal issues surrounding computerized medical records will be explored. Medical professional ethics and HIPAA privacy and security issues will be reinforced.
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.
This course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of the collection, computation, compilation and presentation of internal and external reporting of statistical healthcare information in the following four categories: administrative, quality, utilization and financial. Topics include the use and application of statistics in healthcare, commonly used healthcare utilization statistical computations, vital statistics, uniform reporting requirements, health information indices, databases and disease registries, Institutional Review Board processes and knowledge-based research methods.
This course covers advanced medical coding in the integrated use of ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT and HCPCS. Students will learn the key attributes of ICD-10-PCS, including the organization, structure, conventions and tables. The student will apply the medical coding skills acquired through academic instruction to select diagnoses and procedures based on the UHDDS guidelines. This course is designed to increase the quality and accuracy of coding selection by applying official coding guidelines and policies. Regulatory changes and updates affecting coding and reimbursement will be discussed including concepts related to hospital MS-DRGs, case mix and ASCs. Students will gain hands-on experience in the use of encoders and groupers to code medical charts. Computer-assisted coding (CAC) will be introduced. Students will differentiate between ICD-9-CM procedure codes and ICD-10-PCS codes and understand the used of code mapping between different classification systems for retrieval of historical data. The benefits of ICD-10 for health information exchange standards and interoperability will also be explored.
This course develops an understanding of the quality management initiatives in healthcare including utilization review, case management, risk management, medical staff credentialing and peer review. The study of quality management in healthcare will be based upon the roles and influences of accrediting bodies, regulatory agencies, legislation, society and payers.
This course is an introduction to the management of health information operations. Subjects of focus will be principles of human resources, planning and budgeting, orientation, training and staffing of personnel, organizing work processes including ergonomics considerations and evaluating and improving work performance.
This course provides a thorough demonstration of the international classification of diseases ICD-10-CM. Students will understand general equivalency mapping for ICD-10 and the use of other vocabulary and classification systems such as SNOMED, DSM IV, ICD-O, RXNORM, and LOINC. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the organization, structure, conventions and guidelines of ICD-10-CM in order to accurately code and sequence diagnoses. Students will learn the purpose and uses of diagnosis coding. The importance of the standards of ethical coding, coding compliance and maintaining patient privacy will be stressed.
This is a capstone course for the Health Information Management A.S. program where students will complete a supervised professional practice experience in a health information management (HIM) department of a hospital and alternative healthcare setting. The student will review HIM workflow and perform advanced HIM functions in order to bridge the academics of HIM to current HIM workforce needs and responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on records retrieval and retention, assembly, qualitative and quantitative record analysis, inpatient and outpatient coding, abstracting, statistical compiling and reporting of healthcare data, release of information and use of specific HIM software applications.
This introductory course provides an overview of the health professions and the healthcare delivery system. Other topics include disease prevention and wellness promotion, guidelines for legal, ethical and moral practice and communication skills. Students will be introduced to the use of computers in healthcare, including diagnostic and monitoring capabilities. The emphasis of this course is to establish a firm foundation of professional characteristics, behaviors, values, skills and knowledge for students to build upon in their healthcare careers.
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.
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