Health Information Management

HIM 1101 Medical Terminology

Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.
2 Credit Hours

HIM 1110 Health Information Processing

Foundations of health information management, the Health Information Management profession, including health care systems and organization of HIM functions, data quality, access and retention, patient and healthcare data and data collection methodologies. Discussion of classification systems, clinical vocabularies and nomenclatures. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

HIM 1150 Survey of Electronic Health Records

Students will be introduced to the basic concepts and functions associated with keeping the electronic health records while exploring technology requirements and related options. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of the importance of privacy, confidentiality and security while maintaining patient information within the healthcare environment.
1 Credit Hour

HIM 1160 Medical Office Coding Concepts

Introduction to principles and conventions for assigning ICD-10 and CPT codes to patient encounter for billing physician services. Students should possess proficiency in basic medical terminology.
1 Credit Hour

HIM 1165 Drug Classification for Coding

An overview of the major drug classifications, common drugs in each class, conditions for which drugs are administered and their general effects to assist medical coders in analyzing health care documentation for coding and reimbursement applications.
1 Credit Hour

HIM 1201 Introductory Medical Office Coding

Introduction to principles, guidelines and conventions for assigning ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes to patient encounters for physician services. Additional out-of-class assignments are required.
4 Credit Hours

HIM 1204 Medicolegal & Ethics in Healthcare Records

Evaluation of health care records as legal documents; special emphasis on policies and procedures concerning release of medical information and protecting patient confidentiality; principles and organization of the judicial system; health care fraud and abuse and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Ethical issues in health care settings addressed. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

HIM 1217 Alternative Health Records & Registries

Organization and operation of a hospital cancer program emphasizing registry case finding, accession, indexing, abstracting and follow-up of cancer data. Purposes, uses and handling of health information, departmental and facility administration, licensing and accreditation requirements and introduction to payment systems in long-term care and home health care. Note: HIM 1201 may be taken concurrently.
3 Credit Hours

HIM 2110 Ambulatory Coding

Introduction to principles, guidelines and conventions for assigning ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes to patient encounters for outpatient facility services. Students should possess proficiency in basic medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Additional out-of-class assignments are required. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

HIM 2144 Quality Improvement, Statistics & Research

Organization and analysis of data in health care quality programs including quality assessment and monitoring, utilization and risk management and medical staff credentialing. Theory and application of health care statistics including data definitions, computation of formulae and research principles. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

HIM 2145 Health Information Resource Management

Planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting and analysis of management systems along with job standards and performance evaluations emphasizing development of supervisory management, leadership and communication skills. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

HIM 2165 Healthcare Data in Reimbursement

Organization of health care delivery system including managed care and capitation. Theory and use of reimbursement systems such as Diagnostic Related Groups, Ambulatory Payment Classifications, Resource-based Relative Value Scale. Discussion of data flow from admission to billing and analysis of casemix. In addition, other external forces, such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Recovery Audit Contractors, will be discussed. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

HIM 2211 Inpatient Coding

Introduction to principles and coding conventions for using ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS for coding inpatient records. Students should possess proficiency in medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Additional out-of-class assignments are required. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

HIM 2233 Healthcare Information Systems

An in-depth look at the use of information systems technology in the health care delivery system. Includes information security, electronic clinical systems and health records. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

HIM 2252 Professional Practice Experience

Practical application of health information management processes, including health information retrieval, qualitative and quantitative analysis of health data, record completion by practitioners, release of health information, document scanning, revenue cycle functions, coding, statistical reporting, hospital-wide and HIM department quality improvement and various other registries and department functions utilizing medical data. Ten directed-practice hours per week at an approved off-site location.
2 Credit Hours

HIM 2262 Advanced Medical Office Coding

ICD-10-CM diagnosis and CPT procedure coding for the physician's office and other ambulatory facilities. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

HIM 2278 Health Information Management Capstone

A variety of specially designed projects, student oral presentations, case studies, simulations, interviewing, resumes and two mock accreditation exams. Two lab hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

HIM 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours