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Health Information Management (HIMT) 2016-2017


HIMT 1111 Introduction to Health Information Management (A)

2 credits
Students are introduced to the roles of the health information management technician in a variety of health care settings. The educational and credentialing requirements for the HIM professional will be discussed along with an overview of the U.S. health care delivery system and the various reporting and accrediting requirements.
Lecture: 2 hours  Corequisite: HIMT 1133, HIMT 1135

 

HIMT 1121 Advanced Medical Terminology (A, SP, SU)  

2 credits
This course provides advanced study of medical terminology. Students learn how word parts determine the meaning of medical terms. Medical terminology of diseases/disorders, treatments, procedures, and pharmacological agents are also studied. Material is presented in a systems approach which includes an overview of anatomy and physiology, medical abbreviations, and pronunciation of medical terms.
Lecture: 2 hours

HIMT 1133 Legal Aspects of Health Information (A)       

2 credits
Students study the legal principles and regulations governing the management and disclosure of health information.
Lecture: 2 hours Corequisite: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1135

 

HIMT 1135 Health Data Management (A)                         

3 credits
Students are introduced to categories of data collected and maintained by health care providers and the concept of data flow in the paper, hybrid, and electronic health record (EHR).
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours Corequisite: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1133               Lab fee: $62.00

 

HIMT 1141 Pharmacology (A, SP, SU)                               

2 credits
This course surveys the major drug classifications. Indications and contraindications for use of drugs are presented with emphasis placed on the correlation between drug therapy and disease.
Lecture: 2 hours  Recommended Prerequisite: HIMT 1121

 

HIMT 1245 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding (A)                         

3 credits
Students are introduced to the ICD-10-CM/PCS coding system used to code diagnoses and procedures. Basic principles of ICD-10-CM/PCS are introduced.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1121, HIMT 1256,HIMT 1274, BIO 1101; minimum grade of “C” and acceptance into HIMT degree or Medical Coding Certificate program.

Corequisite: BIO 2300         Lab fee: $41.00

 

HIMT 1255 CPT-4 Coding (A)                                            

3 credits
Students are introduced to CPT-4 coding used to code outpatient procedures and services.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours

Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1121, HIMT 1256, HIMT 1274, BIO 1101; minimum grade of “C” and acceptance into HIMT degree or Medical Coding Certification program.

Corequisite: BIO 2300         Lab fee: $41.00

 

HIMT 1256 Clinical Documentation & Disease (SP, SU)  

2 credits
Students study clinical information used to support diagnoses and services provided to patients as it pertains to health care data management.
Lecture: 2 hours  Corequisite: HIMT 1121

 

HIMT 1265 Medical Reimbursement (A)                           


2 credits
Students are introduced to revenue cycles, payers, and reimbursement systems as they apply to the payment of health care services.

Lecture: 1 hour Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1274; minimum grade of “C”, and acceptance into HIMT degree or Medical Coding Certificate program
Corequisites: HIMT 1245, HIMT 1255         Lab fee: $62.00

 

HIMT 1274 Introduction to Medical Coding & Reimbursement (A, SP, SU)           

2 credits
This course provides an overview of hospital- and physician-based medical coding and reimbursement principles.
Lecture: 2 hours          Lab fee: $41.00

 

HIMT 2257 Introduction to Health Statistics (SP)

            
2 credits
Students study the basics of statistical computation as it relates to health care. Procedures for collecting, organizing, displaying, and interpreting health care data are presented.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, MATH 1025 or placement into STAT 1350, CSCI 1101; minimum grade of “C” and acceptance into HIMT degree program.

 

HIMT 2259 Quality and Resource Management (SP)

       
3 credits
Students study internal and external requirements for establishing, operating, and maintaining quality improvement and utilization management programs. Accreditation standards pertaining to the quality of health information are discussed, along with the methods used for benchmarking, credentialing, patient outcomes monitoring and evaluation, case management, and risk management.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1135, CSCI 1101; minimum grade of “C”, and acceptance into the HIMT Degree program.

 

HIMT 2267 Principles of Management (SP)

                       
2 credits
Students study the functions related to planning, organizing, controlling, budgeting, and evaluating human resources.
Lecture: 2 hours

 

HIMT 2275 Intermediate Coding (SP)                                

2 credits
This course provides students with continued experience in ICD-9- CM, ICD-10-CM/PCS, and CPT-4 Coding. An emphasis is placed on practical applications of professional coders. Students will code from Case studies and patient medical records.

Lecture: 1 hour Lab: 2 hours Prerequisites: BIO 2300, HIMT 1111, HIMT 1121, HIMT 1135, HIMT 1245, HIMT 1255 and HIMT 1265, minimum grade of “C” and acceptance into HIMT degree or Medical Coding Certificate program. Corequisite: HIMT 2930

 

HIMT 2276 Analyzing Healthcare Data (A)                        

2 credits
This course introduces students to data analysis, a description of the types of healthcare data, and tools used in data analysis.

Lecture: 2 hours  Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Health Data Analyst Post Associate’s Degree Certificate.  Corequisite: CSCI 2380

 

HIMT 2277 Health Data Analyst Exam Preparation (SP)

2 credits
This course is designed to help prepare students for the Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) certification examination. The course includes a review of the CHDA exam competencies.
Lecture: 2 hours  Prerequisite: HIMT 2276 with a grade of “C” or higher and acceptance into the Health Data Analyst Post Associate’s Degree Certificate.  Corequisite: CSCI 2385

 

 

HIMT 2294 Special Topics in Health Information Management (A, SP, SU)                                                                         

1-3 credits
This course is designed to present pertinent topics and trends in the health information management field.
Lecture: 1 hour Prerequisite: Varies with topic.

 

HIMT 2870 Professional Practice Experience HIM Applications (AU)                        

2 credits
Students are provided professional practice experience (PPE) in basic HIM functions (e.g., storage and retrieval, record completion, release of information) through software applications and possible visits to healthcare facilities. Students are assigned projects requiring the application of concepts studied throughout the HIMT curriculum including the creation of a database project, workflow redesign, EHR maintenance and installation. Lecture: .5 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1133, HIMT 1135, minimum grade of “C” and acceptance into the HIMT degree program.
Corequisites: HIMT 1245, HIMT 1255, HIMT 1265, CSCI-2325 or CSCI-1320
Lab fee: $62.00

 

HIMT 2930 Professional Practice Experience HIM Field Experience (SP)                                                                                             

1 credit
Students are provided professional practice experience (PPE) in various field experiences which may include medical coding and revenue cycle management, HIM operations (e.g., storage and retrieval, record completion, release of information), compliance/risk management, informatics/data analysis, and information technology (IT). Students are assigned projects requiring the application of concepts studied throughout the HIMT curriculum in the professional practice experiences. This course is intended to help students bridge the gap between the classroom and the work environment. Student must complete all corequisite courses with a minimum of C grade.
Lecture: .5 hour – Field Experience: 6 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1133, HIMT 1135, HIMT 1245,
HIMT 1255, HIMT 1256, HIMT 1265;
minimum grade of “C” and acceptance into HIMT degree or Medical Coding Certificate program.
Corequisites: HIMT 2257, HIMT 2259, HIMT 2267 and HIMT 2294 or HIMT 2275    Lab fee: $153.00