Health Information Management (HIM)

HIM 2210 Medical Linguistics In Ancillary Services

[3 credit hours]

Expanded medical linguistics utilized in coding, classification systems and ancillary services, especially surgery, medical imaging, anesthesiology, medical tests and laboratory procedures. Linguistics of pharmacology, pathophysiology and infectious/parasitic diseases are analyzed.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer

HIM 2230 Healthcare Document Requirement

[3 credit hours]

Inpatient and ambulatory health care data requirements will be identified and analyzed, including collection, analysis, and implementation. This course also includes aspects related to medical staff, personnel requirements, licensing, certifying, and accrediting agencies.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

HIM 2260 Legal Issues in HIM

[2 credit hours]

This course covers overview of the US legal system, identification of laws and regulations applicable to healthcare topics and related the health information management. Hardcopy and electronic health record legal issues examined in detail.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

HIM 2300 Healthcare Resources, Payers

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to roles of professionals in meeting standards of regulatory agencies and voluntary organizations in healthcare delivery systems. Data collection, quality, access, retention, technology and impact on healthcare financing.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

HIM 2310 Acute Care Clinical Classification Systems And Services

[4 credit hours]

Principles of coding disease conditions and procedures using the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and 10th Revision Procedure Classification System (ICD-10-PCS) are covered. Manual and computerized methods will be utilized to assign codes following Official Coding Guidelines required for reporting data.

Prerequisites: (KINE 1460 with a minimum grade of C or EXSC 1460 with a minimum grade of C and KINE 1560 with a minimum grade of C or EXSC 1560 with a minimum grade of C and KINE 2580 with a minimum grade of C or EXSC 2580 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (HIM 2210 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 2230 with a minimum grade of C)

Term Offered: Fall

HIM 2320 Ambulatory Clinical Classifications Systems And Services

[4 credit hours]

Principles of coding with the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) are discussed, and the assignments of codes using both manual and computerized methods are practiced.

Prerequisites: HIM 2210 with a minimum grade of C and (KINE 1460 with a minimum grade of C or EXSC 1460 with a minimum grade of C and KINE 1560 with a minimum grade of C or EXSC 1560 with a minimum grade of C)

Term Offered: Spring

HIM 2350 Reimbursement Methodologies

[2 credit hours]

MS-DRGs, APCs, RBRVS, and other reimbursement methods used by federal, state, and private insurance carriers are identified and reviewed. Compliance issues, including coding, billing, and chargemaster accuracy are identified and reviewed. Case mix and its implications for providing and improving healthcare quality also discussed.

Prerequisites: HIM 2310 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 2320 with a minimum grade of C

HIM 3240 Health Information Administration Practices

[4 credit hours]

Management theory and principles related to health information management in the acute and non-acute care environments are examined. Business techniques beneficial to health information administrators are identified and analyzed. Management theory and principles related to administration of healthcare service organizations are examined. Focus on strategic planning, accreditation/licensure, marketing, and institutional issues.

Prerequisites: BUAD 1020 with a minimum grade of D- and HIM 2300 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

HIM 3940 Healthcare Content and Record Management

[4 credit hours]

Generalized health information administrative duties in regards to staffing, managing, record release, storage and retrieval, coding, abstracting, utilization management, quality improvement, computer applications in health information practice.

Prerequisites: HIM 3240 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

HIM 4210 Healthcare Statistics, Registries, Research

[4 credit hours]

Theory of healthcare statistics will be reviewed and students will apply practical application of statistical methods used in healthcare to produce reports. Surveillance mechanisms, including database management used in registries to track various disease processes or injuries will be investigated and researched.

Prerequisites: MATH 2600 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

HIM 4230 Compliance and Ethical Issues

[3 credit hours]

This course presents an overview of the compliance and ethical issues facing the health care industry. The importance of corporate compliance programs and standards, polices, and procedures healthcare organizations should have in place to assure compliance with government funded programs will be the focus of the course. Senior standing status required.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

HIM 4300 Performance Improvement and Quality Outcomes in Healthcare

[3 credit hours]

This course encompasses the philosophy and purposes of quality improvement methods in health care organizations through application of tools for data collection, data analysis, and problem resolution. Continuous monitoring and performance improvement (PI) methods are investigated and applied to the management and evaluation of PI programs, the review of PI outcomes and implementation of action plans.

Prerequisites: INFS 3250 with a minimum grade of D- and CMPT 2460 with a minimum grade of D- and CMPT 1420 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Fall

HIM 4500 Health Informatics & Information Management

[4 credit hours]

This course introduces students to informatics as it applies to healthcare. Healthcare information systems are identified and the importance of the technology and its effect on healthcare delivery, communication, confidentiality, financing, and education are examined. An introduction to key medical areas in which computers are used will be discussed.

HIM 4910 Integrative Capstone Experience

[4 credit hours]

The course consists of a demonstration of proficiencies and competencies in Health Information Administration (HIA) core courses and an extensive examination of the cognitive levels required to pass the national Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) exam and to become an effective healthcare information supervisor. Senior standing and instructor permission required.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

HIM 4940 Professional Practice Experience

[4 credit hours]

Specialized administrative assignment within health information management in a facility, agency or organization. Students submit a major project for the site and members of the related HIM community of practice. Senior standing and instructor permission required.

Prerequisites: HIM 3240 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall