This is an online lecture and lab-based course that includes intermediate and advanced study of the ICD-9-CM (and ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, abbreviated as ICD-10-CM/PCS), CPT, and HCPCS level II classification systems. Application-based assignments allow students to demonstrate their mastery of coding conventions, coding principles, and official inpatient and outpatient coding guidelines.
MEDR 1224 with "C" or better or MEDR 1213 with "C" or better and MEDR 1214 with "C" or better and MEDR 2112 with C or better or MEDR 1223 with C or better
A supervised virtual professional practical experience (PPE) in coding, which requires students to assign ICD-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS level II codes to inpatient, outpatient surgery, physician office, and emergency department electronic records and use appropriate software to abstract a minimum of 50 inpatient records. Students eligible to complete the virtual PPE in coding include those who are currently employed in the HIM department of a health care facility and those whom obtain permission of the instructor.
A supervised virtual (Internet-based) professional practical experience (PPE) in health information management, which requires students to perform general hospital functions (e.g., HIPAA privacy and security), medical staff and hospital committee functions, patient records storage and retrieval, discharged patient record procedures, hospital statistics, and release of patient information.
A supervised virtual (Internet-based) professional practical experience (PPE) in coding, which requires students to assign ICD-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS level II codes to inpatient, outpatient surgery, physician office, and emergency department electronic records and use appropriate software to abstract a minimum of 50 inpatient records. Students eligible to complete the virtual PPE in coding include those currently employed in the health information department of a health care facility and those whom obtain permission of the instructor.
MEDR 1223 with C or better or MEDR 2112 with C or better
A lecture and lab-based course that covers the study of new trends in management and processing of health information with emphasis on the electronic health record (EHR). This course covers the definition, benefits, standards, functionality, confidentiality and security, and impact of the EHR in the healthcare environment. The course explores implementation of the EHR including infrastructure required, project management techniques, information technology systems, workflow processes and redesign in various health care setting to include acute care, long term care, and mental health care.
An Internet-based course whose content includes a lecture and lab that covers the collection and use of health data in hospitals and government agencies. Emphasis will be placed on the functions of birth and death registration, service assignment, commonly computed healthcare rates and percentages, analysis of health data, and design formats for presentation of health data to medical staff and hospital administrative committees. Students will use computer applications (e.g., Excel) for descriptive data display.
This is a lecture-based online course for those entering a health care profession, and it covers the study of basic concepts and terminology associated with medication structure, function, interaction, and administration. Core concepts in pharmacology are introduced, including terminology, consumer safety and drug regulations, sources and bodily effects of drugs, medication preparation, abbreviations and systems of measurements, responsibilities, and principles of drug administration.
A supervised professional practical experience in the health information management department of a hospital with adequate facilities to provide varied work opportunities in ICD-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS level II coding. Students will work under the supervision of a qualified RHIA, RHIT, or other qualified personnel to whom they are assigned. Students will also receive college faculty consultation. The professional practice experience is designed to enable students to obtain actual work experience in theoretical and application-based procedures previously studied.
An internet-based course whose content includes a lecture and lab that includes study of the principles and practice of insurance and reimbursement processing. The course will include the assignment and reporting of codes for diagnoses and procedures/services; completion of CMS-1450 and CMS-1500 claims for inpatient, outpatient, emergency department, and physician office encounters. In addition the course will cover the review of inpatient and outpatient cases to identify issues of fraud and abuse.
An internet-based elective course for students interested in advanced work in health information management in an area of special interest. Enrollment is limited in order to allow each student the opportunity to pursue his/her area of special interest.