Health Care Information Courses
HIM 110 (3-0-3)
Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems
This course provides students with an introduction to the significant changes and trends in the Health Information Management profession. The course covers healthcare information systems, career paths within the profession, and clinical data management.
HIM 112 (3-0-3)
Electronic Healthcare Delivery
This course introduces students to an integrated approach to Practice Management and
the Electronic Health Record (EHR). The course provides practical experience using
simulated clinical activities provided by Medisoft Clinical Applications software.
CR: HIM 110
HIM 201 (3-0-3)
Healthcare Billing and Reimbursement
This course introduces students to the various healthcare reimbursement systems, reimbursement
methodologies and payment processes. The relationship between coding systems, insurance
claims and reimbursement is emphasized. Managing the billing cycle and resolving issues
with insurance claims are covered.
PR: HIM 112
HIM 202 (3-2-4)
Current Procedures in Terminology
This course introduces students to physician services coding, billing and data quality
procedures. Students will learn to read, interpret and code physician office documentation.
Special emphasis is placed on assigning Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes, outpatient
diagnostic coding guidelines, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Health Care
Financing Administration Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes.
PR: HEA 100, HIM 110, and HIM 112
CR: HIM 201, HIM 203
HIM 203 (3-2-4)
ICD Coding Systems and Lab
This course introduces students to disease and operation classification using the
International Classification of Disease, (ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM). The course covers
diagnosis-related groups and their relationship to coding, the historical development
of the International Classification of Disease, and various nomenclature and classification
systems. The course will require students to differentiate between the various abstracting
methods used to collect patient data.
PR: HEA 100, HIM 110 and HIM 112
CR: HIM 201, HIM 202
HIM 204 (1-8-3)
Professional Internship Experience
This course is a supervised clinical practice experience in a healthcare setting.
The course provides students with experience performing the coding of patient health
records including application of coding systems and the use of coding software. A
minimum of 96 hours in the clinical experience, which may be scheduled over a six
to 12 week period, as determined by the placement site, is required. Attendance at
a weekly seminar that offers professional development activities and involves the
use of internship software to prepare for career entry is also required.
PR: HEA 100, HEA 101, HIM 110, HIM 112, HIM 201, HIM 202 and HIM 203