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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions for: HIM
Health Information Management
HIM 150 - Health Records Management
Presents documentation format and content of the medical record relevant to the coding function. Introduces application of standard techniques for filing, maintenance, and acquisition of health information. Examines the processes of collecting, computing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data related to health care services. Includes legal and regulatory guidelines for the control and use of health information data. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HIM 195 - Hlthcare Compliance & Billing
Introduces major regulatory and reimbursement systems for all types of healthcare providers. Introduces fundamental elements of a compliance program. Focuses on appropriate documentation, audits, monitoring, and techniques for maintaining compliance with federal and state requirements. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HIM 253 - Health Records Coding
Examines the development of coding classification systems. Introduces ICD-9-CM coding classification system, its format and conventions. Stresses basic coding steps and guidelines according to body systems. Provides actual coding exercises in relation to each system covered. Lecture 4 hours per week.
HIM 254 - Adv Coding and Reimbursement
Focuses on the applications and evaluation of advanced coding skills through practical exercises using actual healthcare data; while examining the components of DRGs, APCs and APGs and other prospective payment in the healthcare environment. Utilizes current coding standards in identifying payment methodologies, revenue cycle management and reimbursement. Lecture 4 hours per.