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HIM 104 Health Information Management Department

This course provides the student with the knowledge necessary to function in a manual or electronic environment within the Health Information Management field. This includes a discussion of the historical development of medical care, and defining primary and secondary health information. The student learns to analyze, abstract and assess the timeliness and quality of health care data. Instruction on filing systems and controls is also included.
Fall, 3 credits

HIM 104C Professional Practice Experience I

This is a supervised learning experience to develop understanding, skill and insight into medical procedures; develop awareness of the confidential nature of information given by the patient to the physician; and to observe interaction among departments. 
Fall, 1 credit

HIM 106  Coding I

Purposes and methods of classifying diseases and operations; differences between nomenclature and classification systems ICD-10-CM Coding; other systems of classification and the value of indexes and registers are emphasized. Appropriate methods of supervising ICD- 10-CM coding are achieved through actual training in the coding process. 
Fall, 3 credits

HIM 106C Coding Professional Practice Experience

This course is a supervised learning experience to develop skill and insight in classifying diseases and operations and in the use of various systems of classification. 
Fall, 1 credit

HIM 108 Regulatory, Compliance, Medical Staff and Hospital Organization (existing)

This course is a comprehensive review of the organization of the medical staff within the health organization. The structure of health care facilities is also presented and includes medical staff responsibilities, organizations and the implications of peer review for the health information manager.
Fall, 3 credits

HIM 110 Reimbursement Methodology

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basics of various principles of healthcare reimbursement.  Reimbursement methodologies covered will include the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (PPS), Hospital Outpatient (PPS), Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (PPS), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (PPS), Long-Term Care Hospital (PPS), Ambulatory Surgical Center (PPS), Skilled Nursing Facility (PPS), and reimbursement systems for Physicians.  Medical record documentation requirements for all settings are discussed.  Course will include the study of the impact of federal legislation on healthcare reimbursement and an overview of the Federal Register.  3M and Quadramed software coding package will be utilized. 
Fall, 3 credits

HIM 206 Coding II (existing)

This course emphasizes the unique coding requirements in the D.R.G. environment (Diagnosis Related Groups). The student learns to code procedures utilizing the CPT-4 coding methodology. Coding supervision is emphasized as well as coding TQM (Time Quality Management).  Prerequisite HIM 106. 
Spring, 3 credits

HIM 210 Computer-based Health Information Systems

This course is a comprehensive review of health information systems. Establishment of a health information system is outlined in addition to a detailed analysis of patient care, administration, and research subsystems.
Prerequisites: HIM 104.
Spring, 3 credits

HIM 211 Health Information in Non- Hospital Settings

This course is a survey of the problem oriented medical system, health records for ancillary service departments, and records for nursing homes, psychiatric centers, clinics and other non-hospital settings.
Prerequisite HIM 104.
Spring, 3 credits

HIM 212 Quality Management and Regulatory Agencies

This course introduces concepts of quality control in health care settings. It is divided into two distinct parts: the first deals with internal systems for setting standards, measuring quality and professional accountability; the second with external review agencies such as Peer Review Organization and the Joint Commission on Accreditation. This course utilizes the AHIMA virtual hospital laboratory environment to enhance practical application of the theoretical management techniques employed by health information administrators. 
Spring, 3 credits

HIM 213 Organization and Management of a Health Information Department

This senior seminar utilizes case studies, case problems and examples; the student applies the basic health information science principles through the management process. Prerequisite: All HIM courses or permission of instructor. This course utilizes the AHIMA virtual hospital laboratory environment to integrate the practical application of the theoretical management techniques employed by health information administrators. 
Spring, 4 credits