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HIM 101 - Health Information Technology I
Introduces values, uses and content of the medical record. Defines numbering, filling and retention policies and practices.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
HIM 113 - Medical Terminology and Disease Processes I
Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, stem words, and technical terms; puts emphasis on the causes and treatment of selected disease processes. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 151 - Reimbursement Issues in Medical Practice Management
Introduces major reimbursement systems in the United States. Focuses on prospective payment systems, managed care, and documentation necessary for appropriate reimbursement. Emphasizes management of practice to avoid fraud.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HIM 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 253 - Health Records Coding
Examines the development of coding classification systems. Introduces ICD-9-CM coding classification system, its format and conventions. Stresses basic coding steps and guidelines according to body systems. Provides actual coding exercises in relation to each system covered.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-5 credits
HIM 254 - Advanced Coding and Reimbursement
Focuses on the applications and evaluation of advanced coding skills through practical exercises using actual healthcare data; while examining the components of DRGs, APCs and APGs and other prospective payment in the healthcare environment. Utilizes current coding standards in identifying payment methodologies, revenue cycle management and reimbursement.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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