HIM 103 Introduction to Health Information Management (4 Credits)
Provides an introductory survey of the subject matter covered throughout the health information management programs. Includes data and information governance, informatics, revenue cycle management, health law and compliance, and leadership. Students are required to pass a criminal history check prior to beginning HIM 103.
HIM 104 Health Information Standards and Governance (4 Credits)
Provides an in-depth study of documentation standards in the healthcare system. Emphasis is defining quality healthcare data, data analysis, and information governance. Also explores the legislation that has impacted documentation standards, as well as the functions of healthcare documentation.
HIM 105 Health Information Compliance and Analytics (4 Credits)
Provides an in-depth study of the federal and state requirements and accreditation guidelines for health data and information compliance. Emphasis is defining the role of the healthcare record as a basis for compliance and risk management in diverse healthcare settings.
HIM 171 Project Management (2 Credits)
Provides a formal set of principles and procedures to use when implementing large undertakings to achieve a specific goal. Topics include project life cycle and tools.
HIM 182 Introduction to Reimbursement and Classification Systems (4 Credits)
Introduces healthcare reimbursement methodologies and healthcare classification (coding) systems. Provides foundational skills for understanding healthcare financing and reimbursement. Introduces the use of classification systems with a focus on the Current Procedural Terminology and the International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification.
HIM 184 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (5 Credits)
Provides an in-depth study of human disease processes which affect organs and interrelated body systems. Introduces general principles of pharmacology. Topics include etiology, physical signs and symptoms, diagnosis/treatment modalities, manifestations, prognosis of disease conditions, drugs, drug classes, and drug actions.
HIM 190 HIPAA for Practical Experience (2 Credits)
Provides a medical legal foundation for professional practice experience with respect to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), federal legislation enacted in 1996. Course focus is on the privacy and security rules of HIPAA Title II. This course is a requirement for enrollment in Professional Practice Experience (HIM 193).
HIM 199 Selected Topics: Health Information Management (1-4 Credits)
This course is in development.
HIM 201 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care (4 Credits)
Provides a medico-legal foundation with respect to laws and regulations affecting the health care industry. Special emphasis is placed on HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act). Topics include: general law and ethics, bioethics, hospital and physician liability, medical staff bylaws, consents, and release of protected health information.
HIM 202 Health Information Management Applications (2 Credits)
Provides an opportunity to apply documentation standards, data analysis, and compliance and risk management policies and procedures through the use of simulated health records and other clinical documentation.
HIM 203 Health Information Technologies (4 Credits)
Provides an introduction and history of computer systems used in health care, the current status of health information systems in health care, and how they are specifically used in Heath Information Management.
HIM 265 Health Information Management Community Service Learning Project (2 Credits)
Service learning combines meaningful service, academic instruction, and critical reflective thinking to enhance student learning and civic responsibility. Design, create, and implement a cooperative project related to accumulated HIM knowledge. Includes work with members of the community throughout the project.
HIM 271 Quality Improvement in Health Care (4 Credits)
Provides an analysis and application of quality management, risk management, and performance improvement. Includes performance improvement data analysis, identification of improvement opportunities based on performance measurements, and communicating improvement activities. Students will have the opportunity to examine and and apply known team structures and quality improvement techniques while creating a performance improvement model.
HIM 272 Management Principles and Leadership in HIM (4 Credits)
Provides an introductory survey to management principles and leadership development in the Health Information Management profession. Course emphasizes management theory, planning, organizational models, financial resources, and the interpersonal aspects of leadership and management.
HIM 273 HIM Capstone (2 Credits)
This capstone course is the culmination of the HIM program. The capstone project provides the student the opportunity to review and apply the knowledge, skills, and tools gained throughout the HIM course of study. Students will also review core curriculum identified by AHIMA as essential domains of learning and includes RHIT and CCA practice exams.
HIM 281 Healthcare Statistics (4 Credits)
Provides a study of statistical terminology and health care data collection. Focus is on specific statistical analysis of common health care data, the use of percentiles, research and descriptive data presentations.
HIM 282 Reimbursement Systems (4 Credits)
Provides an overview of third party payers in a variety of healthcare settings. Includes commercial health insurance, government payers, workman's comp, and liability. This course also addresses coding compliance, coding for medical necessity and completion and submission of claims, including their electronic versions.
HIM 283 Coding Classifications I (4 Credits)
Provides intermediate skill development in correct code assignment based on the health record documentation and application of coding standards, guidelines and conventions for the Current Procedural Terminology, and the International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification.
HIM 284 Coding Classifications II (5 Credits)
Develops advanced skills in applying the Current Procedural Terminology and the International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification. Introduces skills required for correct code assignment based on the health record documentation and application of coding standards, guidelines and conventions for HCPCS Level II, and International Classification of Diseases Procedure Classification.
HIM 285 Revenue Cycle Management (5 Credits)
Provides an in-depth study of revenue cycle management from a multi-disciplinary approach. Includes the components of the revenue cycle across health care settings and from the facility/provider prospective versus the patient perspective. Application of knowledge, skills, and abilities accumulated in prior terms related to classification and reimbursement systems.
HIM 293 Professional Practice Experience (2 Credits)
Provides practical experience in a healthcare setting, under the supervision of a registered health information administrator or registered health information technician. Students report to an approved location and participate in activities related to HIM. Fulfills 60 hours (40 on site/20 off site) of 120 total professional practice experience hours required for program completion. P/NP grading.