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HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 120
Survey of Health Care Delivery (4)

Overview of the U.S. health care delivery systems: Various health care settings including inpatient, outpatient, long-term care, home health, hospice, and behavioral health. Medical staff, educational preparation of health care professionals, medical ethics. Roles of government. Health care financing. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL& 101 or BTWRT 215 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 125
Hospital and Clinic Patient Records (5)

Uses, content, interpretation, evaluation and basic processing procedures of hospital, physician office, and dental medical records. Overview of paper record storage and access systems. Electronic health records for the hospital setting. Personal health records. Medical identity theft prevention procedures. Prerequisites: HIIM 134 Medical Terminology or BIOL 170 Human Biology. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 134
Medical Terminology (5)

Study of word elements (prefixes, suffixes and roots), terms in anatomy and physiology, selected diseases, symptoms, procedures, x-ray and laboratory tests in common usage, and commonly used medical abbreviations. Accurate spelling, meaning of terms and word elements, and pronunciation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or placement into ENGL& 101. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 154
Medical Reimbursement Systems (5)

Overview of inpatient/outpatient health insurance plans, revenue cycles, health insurance claims, health insurance terminology, reimbursement methodologies for professional services, completion of billing forms, fraud and abuse/HIPAA issues, processing, various prospective payment systems. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher of HIIM 171 and HIIM 172 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 170
Legal Aspects of Health Care (4)

An introduction to legal concepts court functions, and practices. Confidentiality/release of information standards with practice including HIPAA requirements, confidentiality, security of data, and fraud/abuseissues. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL& 101 and HIIM 125 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 171
Basic ICD-10 Coding (5)

Instructino and practice with ICD-10CM/PCS coding including its relationship to health data and revenue cycle management. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher HIIM 125, HIIM 134, HIIM 174 and HIIM 175 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM Advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 172
CPT Coding (5)

Instruction and practice in outpatient coding using CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Ethical and legal coding practices stressed. Reimbursement methodologies related to APC's and RBRVS. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher - HIIM 171, 174, 175 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM Advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 173
Intermediate Medical Coding (5)

Intermediate diagnosis and procedure coding using ICD-10 and CPT. Coding/abstracting; entering data into computerized encoder/grouper/abstracting system. Utilize DRGs and APCs. Reimbursement, compliance, and ethical/legal practices addressed. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher of HIIM 172. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 174
Pharmacology (3)

Terminology for medication ordering, dosing, administration. Effective use of drug references. Classes of drugs and common drugs in each class. Effect of drugs on living organs and tissues, side effects of drugs, contraindications, drug-drug interactions, controlled substances and schedules, common drug regimens. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher of HIIM 134 or BIOL& 170. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 175
Human Diseases (5)

Introduction to principles of general mechanisms of diseases including etiology, prognosis, signs and symptoms. Relationship of normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that occur as a result of illness. Rationale for common therapies, laboratory tests & drugs for selected diseases. Prerequisites: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher of HIIM 134 and BIOL& 170. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 180
Intro to Reimbursement and Coding (3)

Introduction to reimbursement and coding. Instruction and practice with ICD-10CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT coding including its relationship to health data. Ethical and legal practices addressed. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL& 101 or BTWRT 215 and BIOL 170 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 219
Health Care Statistics (4)

Review of basic mathematical functions, measures of central tendency and variability, principles of manual and computer graphic display. Census calculations/reports. Health facility patient averages and rates. Public health statistical data collection and reporting. Institutional Research Review Board processes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of HIIM 125, HIM 120 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 220
Quality Improvement in Healthcare (5)

Quality improvement in healthcare. Review of quality improvement concepts, utilization review, patient safety, and risk management principles. Credentialing processes identified. The influences fo Joint Commission and the National Committee for Quality Assurance and other professional review organizations explored. Prerequisite: Completion with a 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in HIIM 173, 219, and 225. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 224
Management for Health Information Supervisors (5)

Introduction to supervision with emphasis on the application of management principles in the Health Information Management (HIM) Department. Course topics include management functions, leadership, budget preparation, employee training, and the legal aspects of supervision. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher in HIIM 170, HIIM 219, HIIM 225, and HIIM 220. Advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 225
Computers in Health Care (5)

This course provides an overview of health care industry computer applications and technology; systems interoperability; health care facility databases/repositories; patient electronic health records; computer security; legal aspects of electronic records; networking; Internet issues in health care; PubMed. Prerequisite: BUSTC 105 or equivalent and completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in HIIM 120. HIIM advisor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 226
Alternative Care Record Systems (4)

Introduction to alternative care settings including regulartory, documentation, and reimbursement issues, information management, trends, and the role of the HIM professional in ambulatory care, dialysis, dental, rehabilitation, long-term care, home health, hospice, registries, behavioral health, substance abuse, and correctional facilities. Prerequisite: Completion of HIIM 219, 225, 173 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 228
Medical Coding Practicum (2)

Diagnosis and procedure coding practicum using ICD-10 and CPT. Coding and abstracting of patient health records utilizing computerized encoder/grouper/abstracting system. Utilization of Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) and Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs). Coding Compliance in relation to official coding guidelines. HIPAA adherence. Prerequisite: Completion of HIIM 173 with 2.0 or above. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 233
Prep for Professional Practice Experience (PPE) (1)

Preparation for professional practice experience in the HIIM Workplace. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher in HIIM 219, 225, and 228. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 234
Professional Practice Experience (4)

Experience performing CAHIIM-required healt information technology (HIT) competencies. This practice may be conducted in a wide range of healthcare settings and is a non-paid, laboratory experience. Students also prepare to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher in HIIM 219, 225, 228 and 233. Completion of HIIM 220 and 226 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 235
Health Information Technology Capstone Course (4)

Student teams research and present business plans for a new clinic health information department including timeline, department functions, job descriptions, role-based EHR access, paper chart retention, privacy/security training, procedures, flow charts, coding proposal and data management plan. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in all courses required in the HIT program. HIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 238
Health Data Management (5)

A foundational overview of health data management. Topics covered include healthcare data sources and uses; applications for organizing, analyzing data, and presenting data; as well as practice using these applications. Prerequisite: HIIM 154, 171, 172, 219, 225; BUSTC 150 Excel or equivalent, and HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 291
Special Topics in Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. HIIM advisor permission only. Student option grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 292
Special Topics in Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. HIIM advisor permission only.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 293
Special Topics in Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. HIIM advisor permission only.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 295
Special Topics in Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. HIIM advisor permission only.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 297
Individual Project in Health Infor/Info Mgmt (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Health Informatics & Information Management. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: HIIM advisor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 298
Individual Project in Health Infor/Info Mgmt (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Health Informatics & Information Management. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: HIIM advisor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 299
Individual Project in Health Infor/Info Mgmt (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Health Informatics & Information Management. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: HIIM advisor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience.