CURRICULUM & COURSE DESCRIPTION
*No Prerequisites Required!
BIO 103 Medical Terminology and Anatomy 6 credit hours: This course combines medical terminology, anatomy physiology and pharmacology together to help students learn specific terminology, anatomy, and pharmacology necessary for accurately assigning ICD-10 and CPT codes.
BIO 104 Pathophysiology 3 credit hours: Students will gain knowledge of the pathologic disease processes affecting the organs and tissues of the human body through an integrated approach to specific disease entities, including the study of cause, diagnosis, treatment of disease and pharmacology content emphasizes understanding of the action of drugs.
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT COURSES
HIM 110 Healthcare Data Content, Structure and Delivery Information Systems 3 credit hours: Students will learn the basic concepts of healthcare data and how the information in health records is used. Also explore the critical role of health of information management, and how information impacts patient care. Learn about how healthcare is more patient centered than ever before with an introduction to the organization, financing, computers, and delivery of healthcare services. Get insight about the organization and activities of various healthcare settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, mental health, and ambulatory care systems.
HIM 111 Medical Legal Ethics and Compliance 3 credit hours: Students will learn about primary healthcare laws, ethical principles, HIPPA, patient rights, consent to treatment, the legal health records, and fraud and abuse.
HIM 130 Healthcare Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle Management 3 credit hours:Students will learn how reimbursement impacts healthcare and develop your knowledge of revenue cycle processes in a variety of healthcare settings.
CLINICAL CODING AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS
HIM 120 ICD-10-CM Coding 4 credit hours: Students will develop an understanding of clinical hospital-based coding and classification systems in order to assign valid principal diagnosis (MS-DRGs), secondary diagnoses, major complication or comorbidities (MCC/CC) and present on admission indicators (POA). This course will include validation of clinical documentation, interactive lessons, and hands-on activities to help you become proficient in ICD-10-CM code assignment.
HIM121 ICD-10-PCS Coding 4 credit hours: Students will develop an understanding of hospital-based procedure coding learning the section, body system, root operations, body part, approach, device, and qualifier in order to assign valid principal and secondary procedure codes. This course will include interactive lessons, and hands-on activities to help you become proficient in ICD-10-PCS code assignment.
HIM 122 CPT/HCPCS and Physician Coding 4 credit hours: Students will develop an understanding in CPT/HCPCS coding used in physician offices, outpatient facilities and ambulatory surgical centers. This course will include interactive lessons, and hands-on activities to help you become proficient in CPT, HCPCS and Modifiers code assignment.
VIRTAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
HIM 140 Professional Coder Practice 5 credit hours: Students will get hands-on medical coding experience through the AHIMA Virtual Lab a web-base internship. Students will have access to more than 100 realistic coding exercises, coding guidelines/resources and an opportunity to use leading industry technology like the 3M Encoder. You’ll have an opportunity to diversify your coding experiences within a variety of healthcare settings. Also, we will have guest speakers who are currently working in the field of medical of coding.
CCA Examination and Career Preparation
This is a 4-day examination and career preparation course to help prepare students for the Certified Coder Associate (CCA) exam given by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This course provides test-taking tips, study strategies, and practices on mock exams. Students will also have an opportunity to explore career/personal goals, prepare a resume and mock job interviews.