HI 103 Healthcare Statistics:
Prerequisite: HI 101 C with a grade of “C” or better. This course focuses on the effective collection, presentation, and verification of health care data necessary for the preparation of administrative and clinical reports. The role of data in clinical research, vital statistics and epidemiology will be discussed. Laboratory activities will focus on manual and automated data presentation techniques and on the interpretation and analysis of healthcare data. The role of the health information professional in transforming data into meaningful information for use in clinical and financial decision making will be stressed. Data reliability and validity will be emphasized.
HI 105 Directed Practice I
Prerequisite: HI 101 C, CIS 111 C. This course is an investigation of the components of the content, use, and structure of health care data and data sets in the following alternative health care settings: long term care, home health, hospice, ambulatory care, behavioral health and rehab services. Emphasis is on analyzing the content of the health record and documentation requirements pursuant to federal/state regulations and voluntary accrediting body standards. Discussions will focus on the opportunities for health information management professional in these different settings. Directed practice activities will focus on the abstracting of data, analysis of findings, and preparation of reports in the alternative health care settings. Students are assigned to an affiliated health related agency for supervised directed practice.
HI 204 ICD 9-CM Coding
Prerequisite: HI 101 C, HS 145 C, and either BIOL 160 C or BIOL 210 C with a grade of “C” or better; or employed as a coder. Principles of nomenclature and classification systems are stressed with emphasis and training in ICD-9-CM. The preparation of abstracts and reports utilizing coding of diseases, conditions, and procedures is addressed with the intention of indexing and retrieving information for administrative, reimbursement and research purposes.
HI 220 Advanced Coding for Prospective Payment
Prerequisite: HI 204 C and HS 147 C. Advanced concepts in ICD-9 -CM and its application in the prospective payment system are discussed. Lecture will focus on the structure of the Medicare-Severity diagnostic related groups; interpretation of laboratory and radiologic findings; basic pharmacology; and Coding Clinic guidelines. Laboratory activities will include coding actual medical records related to the most common diagnostic related groups using automated encoders.
HI 225 Information Technology in Health Care
Prerequisite: CIS 111 C. This course is an introduction to health informatics and information management technology. Emphasis is on electronic health records, personal health records, telemedicine, telecommunications, image-based document management systems, and HIPAA privacy and security standards. Activities center on using electronic health records software.
HI 245 Coding Skills Lab
The focus of this course is one of assisting the students in the development of coding skills and the application of those skills to different types of medical records. Students will code inpatient, emergency department, outpatient surgery, and referred outpatient medical records using the International Classification of Diseases - Ninth Revision - Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). The process of interpreting medical record information, choosing the required coding classification and assigning and sequencing codes correctly will be addressed. This course will provide an opportunity for students in the Health Information Technology and Health Information Coding Specialist Programs to demonstrate competencies required for completion of each program. Computer assisted instruction and automated encoders will be used within the course. This course may also be taken to update coding skills.