Medical Records (530)

530-150. Health Info Fundamentals. (3 Credits)

Learn to outline the flow of health information from the point of registration through final disposition of the closed record for both paper and electronic records. Get an introduction to the most common functions of a typical health information department. Emphasis will be placed on entry-level department functions, confidentiality and security of health information, professionalism and the use of HIM-related software.

Prerequisites: (501-101 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-181 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 501-104 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 501-107 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-172 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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530-151. Med Office Coding/Billing. (3 Credits)

Learn to assign ICD-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level 2 codes supported by medical documentation for the physician office with entry-level proficiency. Apply official coding guidance (AHA Coding Clinic and CPT Assistant) and assign codes to optimize appropriate reimbursement as well as prepare claim forms for professional (physician) billing.

Prerequisites: (501-101 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 509-301 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 509-307 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 501-107 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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530-152. RHIT Credential Exam Prep. (1 Credit)

This course is designed to assist learners with preparing for the national RHIT certification offered by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). The activities emphasize the recall and application of content from each of the current RHIT certification domains. Additionally, learners prepare for the exam through self-assessment and development of an individual exam study plan.

Prerequisites: 530-198 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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530-160. Healthcare Informatics. (4 Credits)

Emphasizes the role of information technology in healthcare through an investigation of the electronic health record (EHR), business, and health information software applications. Learners will develop skills to assist in information systems design and implementation.

Prerequisites: 530-176 with a minimum grade of C and 801-197 with a minimum grade of C and (501-107 with a minimum grade of C or 106-110 with a minimum grade of C and 106-122 with a minimum grade of C) and 107-013 with a minimum grade of C and 530-177 with a minimum grade of C and 530-178 with a minimum grade of C

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530-161. Health Quality Management. (3 Credits)

Explores the programs and processes used to manage and improve healthcare quality. Addresses regulatory requirements as related to performance measurement, assessment, and improvement, required monitoring activities, risk management and patient safety, utilization management, and medical staff credentialing. Emphasizes the use of critical thinking and data analysis skills in the management and reporting of data.

Prerequisites: (530-163 with a minimum grade of C and 530-167 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-164 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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530-162. Foundations of HIM. (3 Credits)

Introduces learners to the healthcare delivery system, and the external forces that influence healthcare delivery. Sets an understanding for the expectations and standards related to professional ethics, confidentiality and security of health information. Differentiates the use and structure of healthcare data elements, data standards, and the relationships between them. Prepares learners to collect and maintain health data to ensure a complete and accurate health record.

Prerequisites: 501-107 with a minimum grade of C

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530-163. Healthcare Stats & Analytics. (3 Credits)

Explores the management of medical data for statistical purposes focusing on descriptive and inferential statistics including definition, collection, calculation and compilation of numerical data. Examines data analytics, retrieval, presentation and research methodologies.

Prerequisites: 530-162 with a minimum grade of C and 530-165 with a minimum grade of C and 809-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 801-197 with a minimum grade of C and 801-196 with a minimum grade of C and (ASSET-Numerical Skills 38 or ACT-Math 17 or Accuplacer Arithmetic 060 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Arithmetic 258 or College Proficiency - Math or COMPASS-Pre-Algebra 42 or 806-169A with a minimum grade of C or High School GPA 2.60 or Higher )

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530-164. Intro to Health Informatics. (3 Credits)

Emphasizes the role of information technology in healthcare through an investigation of the electronic health record (EHR), business, and health information software applications. Learners will develop skills to assist in enterprise information management and database architecture design and implementation.

Prerequisites: (530-178 with a minimum grade of C and 530-163 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-167 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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530-165. Intermediate Coding. (3 Credits)

Prepares students to assign ICD and CPT/HCPCS codes supported by medical documentation and official coding guidance to support appropriate reimbursement. Students will participate in CDI activities, including preparation of appropriate physician queries in accordance with compliance guidelines.

Prerequisites: (530-185 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-197 with a minimum grade of C and 530-184 with a minimum grade of C and 530-199 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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530-166. HIT Capstone. (1 Credit)

Explore technical skills and professional attributes desired for the HIM profession, and conduct activities to assess one’s own readiness to enter the health information industry.

Prerequisites: 530-196 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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530-167. Management of HIM Resources. (3 Credits)

Examines the principles of management to include planning, organizing, human resource management, directing, and controlling as related to the health information department.

Prerequisites: (530-178 with a minimum grade of C and 530-163 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 809-172 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 809-103 with a minimum grade of C)

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530-172. Healthcare Delivery Systems. (2 Credits)

Examine the organization, financing, regulation and delivery of health care services. Also includes the study of healthcare professionals.

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530-176. Health Data Management. (2 Credits)

Become introduced to the use and structure of healthcare data elements, data sets, data standards and their relationships to primary and secondary record systems and health information processing.

Prerequisites: 530-181 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 501-107 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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530-177. Healthcare Stats & Research. (2 Credits)

Explore the management of medical data for statistical purposes. Focus on descriptive statistics including definitions, collection, calculation, compilation and display of numerical data. Vital statistics, registries and research are examined.

Prerequisites: 530-176 with a minimum grade of C

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530-178. Healthcare Law & Ethics. (2 Credits)

Examine regulations for the content, use, confidentiality, disclosure and retention of health information. Get an overview of the legal system and ethical issues.

Prerequisites: (530-162 with a minimum grade of C and 801-196 with a minimum grade of C and 801-197 with a minimum grade of C and 809-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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530-181. Intro to the Health Record. (1 Credit)

Comprehend the flow of health information in various healthcare delivery systems and within the health information department. Study the retrieval of data from health records, and discuss topics such as professional ethics, confidentiality and security of information.

Prerequisites: (890-107 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher ) or (COMPASS-Reading Skills 75 or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or ACT-Reading 17 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or 838-105 with a minimum grade of C) and (COMPASS-Writing Skills 59 or ASSET-Writing Skills 41 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills 082 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Writing 250 or ACT-English 17 or TABE Advanced Language 11.0 or TABE-11 A Language 631 or TABE-12 A Language 631 or COMPASS/ESL - Grammar 90 or College Proficiency - Writing or Completed Intro College Wrtg or (Accuplacer ESL Language Use 103 and Accuplacer ESL Sentence Mean 103) or 831-103 with a minimum grade of C or 801-195 with a minimum grade of C) and (COMPASS-Pre-Algebra 42 or ASSET-Numerical Skills 38 or ACT-Math 17 or Accuplacer Arithmetic 060 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Arithmetic 258 or College Proficiency - Math or 804-169A with a minimum grade of C)

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530-182. Human Diseases for Hlth Profes. (3 Credits)

Become familiar with the common diseases encountered in all types of healthcare settings by health information professionals. Examine the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatment of each disease.

Prerequisites: (501-101 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 501-150 with a minimum grade of C and 501-151 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (530-112 with a minimum grade of C) and (806-189 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 806-177 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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530-184. CPT Coding. (3 Credits)

Learn how to assign Current Procedural Terminology – CPT codes – supported by medical documentation, with entry-level proficiency. Apply CPT instructional notations, conventions, rules and official coding guidelines when assigning CPT codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation.

Prerequisites: (530-162 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-182 with a minimum grade of C)

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530-185. Healthcare Reimbursement. (2 Credits)

Prepares learners to compare and contrast health care payers, illustrate the reimbursement cycle, and to comply with regulations related to fraud and abuse. Learners assign payment classifications with entry level proficiency using computerized encoding and grouping software.

Prerequisites: (530-197 with a minimum grade of C and 530-162 with a minimum grade of C and 530-199 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-184 with a minimum grade of C)

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530-194. HIM Organizational Resources. (2 Credits)

Study the principles of management to include planning, organizing, human resource management, directing and controlling as related to the health information department.

Prerequisites: (530-193 with a minimum grade of C or 530-161 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (530-178 with a minimum grade of C and 809-172 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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530-195. Applied Coding. (2 Credits)

Learn to assign ICD and CPT/HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) codes supported by medical documentation with an intermediate level of proficiency. Prepare appropriate physician queries in accordance with compliance guidelines, and learn to assign codes to optimize appropriate reimbursement.

Prerequisites: (530-197 with a minimum grade of C and 530-199 with a minimum grade of C) or (530-183 with a minimum grade of C) and (530-184 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (530-185 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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530-196. Prof Practice Experience. (3 Credits)

Applies previously acquired skills and knowledge by means of clinical experiences in the technical procedures of health record systems and discussion of clinical situations. Student may participate in a supervised clinical experience in healthcare facilities.

Prerequisites: (809-172 with a minimum grade of C and 530-167 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-164 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-161 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-166 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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530-197. ICD Diagnosis Coding. (3 Credits)

Learn to assign ICD diagnosis codes supported by medical documentation with entry-level proficiency. Apply instructional notations, conventions, rules and official coding guidelines when assigning ICD diagnosis codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation.

Prerequisites: (530-162 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-182 with a minimum grade of C)

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530-198. Professional Practice 2. (3 Credits)

This is the second of a two-semester sequence of supervised technical and managerial clinical experiences in healthcare facilities. It provides application of previously acquired skills and knowledge and discussion of clinical situations, preparation for the certification examination and pre-graduation activities.

Prerequisites: 530-196 with a minimum grade of C and (530-190 with a minimum grade of C or 530-160 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (530-193 with a minimum grade of C or 530-161 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and 530-195 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-194 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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530-199. ICD Procedure Coding. (2 Credits)

Learn to assign ICD procedure codes supported by medical documentation with entry-level proficiency. Apply instructional notations, conventions, rules and official coding guidelines when assigning procedure codes to ease case studies and actual medical record documentation.

Prerequisites: (530-162 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 530-182 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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530-452. RHIT Credential Exam Prep. (0.25 Credits)

This course is designed to assist learners with preparing for the national RHIT certification offered by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). The activities emphasize the recall and application of content from each of the current RHIT certification domains. Additionally, learners prepare for the exam through self-assessment and development of an individual exam study plan.

Prerequisites: 530-196 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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