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Health Information Management Course Descriptions

HM101 Medical Law and Ethics
Explores the relationships between the law, ethics and bioethics and the health care professional. Introduces students to privacy, security, confidentiality, legal policies and procedures, and ethical issues. An interactive class using case studies, independent and group projects, and personal reflection to identify common legal and ethical problems. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

HM112 Hlth Info Systems/Procedures
Provides entry-level skills for Health Information Management. Offers basic knowledge of health information systems and the skills necessary for medical and hospital administrative functions. Includes Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, the health information field, the content of a health record, health record processing of medical reports, and legal/ethical aspects of medical records. F
4 Credits

HM113 Hlth Fin/Ins/Reimbursement
Provides the foundation skills required for understanding healthcare financing, medical insurance billing, and reimbursement. Covers local and national insurance programs and offers a practical approach to medical insurance billing and reimbursement procedures. Sp
3 Credits

HM114 CPT Coding/Reimbursement
Introduces the use of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system, insurance terminology and abbreviations, and basic health insurance systems. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management or the Medical Administrative Assistant program; and HM122; and BI171 and BI172, or higher; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
3 Credits

HM115 ICD-10-CM Coding/Diagnosis
Introduces basic differences between nomenclature and classification systems: basic coding system, and ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM; basic abbreviations and description of format of coding manual; fundamental application of coding in basic forms, computerized billing, and state and federal agencies. Prerequisite: HM122; and BI171 and BI172, or higher; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
4 Credits

HM120 Medical Terminology 1
Emphasizes the terminology related to the healthcare professions and specialties, equipment, drugs, symbols and abbreviations. Includes the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and Circulatory/Blood system. Provides practical application in the workplace using case studies, operative, autopsy, diagnostic and laboratory reports. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

HM121 Medical Terminology 2
Focuses on the digestive, integumentary, nervous systems, sensory organs, lymphatic, urinary, female and male reproductive and endocrine systems. Explores the origin of terms and the use of anatomical, general, operative and symptomatic terms using a variety of case-based and experiential learning techniques. Prerequisite: HM120 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

HM122 Medical Term. 3/Human Diseases
Presents an advanced course using the language of clinical medicine in a variety of settings, including oncology, diagnostic radiology, the clinical laboratory and pharmacology. Focuses on the reading, analyzing, and use of clinical research and literature to explore advanced topics in medical terminology and the diseases and conditions of medical science. Emphasizes written and verbal presentation of the findings of individual and group student research projects. Prerequisite: HM121 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

HM150 Prof Dev/Comm/Hlthcare Student
Provides a comprehensive environment for students to become proficient in skills required of a healthcare office professional develop leadership qualities, enhance awareness of diversity in the healthcare workplace, develop interpersonal communication skills and provides a setting for self-improvement. Introduces social networking for healthcare professionals, resume development and gives practical experience for phone and in-person employment interviews. Presents information concerning employment rights, and provides a setting for self-improvement and continuing education. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management program. Sp
3 Credits

HM160 ICD-10-PCS/Procedures
Introduces the use of the ICD-10-PCS procedural coding system, with emphasis on skill development in correct code assignment based on clinical information, documentation and coding guidelines. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management program; and HM122; and BI171 and BI172, or higher. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F
4 Credits

HM161 Comp Tech/Sys/Hlth Info Mgt
Provides a comprehensive survey of the interconnections of information technology (IT) and health care. Teaches computer literacy and introduces students to the uses of information technology in health care delivery. Includes discussions of hardware and software, communications and networking, ethical issues, and privacy concerns. Discusses how IT is transforming every aspect of health care, from administrative applications to clinical systems involved in direct patient care, to special purpose applications. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management program. W
3 Credits

HM210 Intro to Health Services
Provides an overview of the nation’s health system. Introduces use of health services, history of the health care system, hospitals and other health services providers and their relationship to the system as a whole. Explores the financial, legal, political and ethical aspects of the health care system in the United States. W
3 Credits

HM214 Advanced CPT-IV Coding
Builds on previous experience or instruction to further develop ability and skills in CPT-IV coding practices and principles. Expands resources for further coding problem solving. Prerequisite: HM114 or one year of experience using CPT-IV codes; and HM120 and HM121, or basic knowledge of medical terminology as determined by instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Su
3 Credits

HM215 Advanced ICD-9-CM Coding
Focuses on advanced ICD-9-CM coding practices and principles as well as resources for future coding problem solving. Prerequisite: HM115 or basic coding experience on the job; HM120 and HM121, or basic knowledge of medical terminology as determined by instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Su
3 Credits

HM217 Quality Data Mgt in Health Svc
Introduces the basic data sets and statistics used every day in health care organizations. Emphasizes a case-based and experiential learning process to facilitate familiarity with occupancy and discharge rates, disease incidence and prevalence, minimum and universal data sets used in all accredited organizations. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management program. W
3 Credits

HM230 Health Info Mgt Practicum
Provides workplace experience in a healthcare-related setting. Covers policies and procedures, work site organization, quality assessment, and job seeking tools. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management program; and HM231 with a grade of C or better. Sp
5 Credits

HM231 Health Info Mgt Seminar
Studies the relationship between the health information setting with theoretical course content. Includes student preparation and expectations for a successful practicum experience. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management program. W
1 Credits

HM250 Health Info Management 1
Introduces the management functions, concepts, and principles as well as managerial roles in the context of the health care organization and the health care delivery system. Emphasizes the area of human resource management in health care organizations. Explores the concepts of motivation, communication, dynamics of change, and labor relations within the context of the health care organization. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management or Health Informatics programs. Prerequisite/Corequisite: WR227 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

HM251 Health Info Management 2
Emphasizes the area of financial and resource management in health care facilities. Provides an understanding of the essential components of financing, compliance, and the revenue cycle in health care facilities. Explores the concepts of leadership, teams, legal ethical, and technological issues in the health care setting. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management or Health Informatics program; and HM250 and WR227, both with a grade of C or better. W
3 Credits

HM252 Health Info Management 3
Provides a working knowledge of basic statistical techniques and their application to various health care literature and clinical environments. Uses the concepts of experiential and case-based learning to facilitate the learning process. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management or Health Informatics program; and HM251 with a grade of C or better. Sp
3 Credits

HM280B Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
2 Credits

HM280C Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
3 Credits

HM280D Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
4 Credits

HM280E Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
5 Credits

HM280F Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
6 Credits

HM280G Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
7 Credits

HM280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

HM280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

HM280J Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
10 Credits

HM280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

XHM9000J ETG Medical Terminology
Presents medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Covers root terms divided by each body system. Brings together the origin, a combined form, and an example of a non-medical usage for each root term. Focuses on students entering the health care industry.
2.4 CEU

XHM9400A Managed Care Shift
Covers information, procedures, protocol, resources, and updates on Oregon's Health Care Industry. Designed to help office managers, business, and finance managers cope with the challenges of providing health care at a time of dwindling financial resources in the public and private insurance world
1.2 CEU

XHM9400J Coding Certification Review
Covers the essential components of coding in preparation for a coding certification exam. Reviews coding and coding clinic guidelines. Presents coding practice and exam scenarios. Prerequisites: Must currently work as a coder and be eligible for the examination or have completed the HIT, Medical Transcription, or AAS in HSM or related college level program and otherwise be eligible to take exam.
2 CEU

XHM9400K Current Topics in Health Care
Relates to health care professionals in a variety of care settings to improve the quality of pain management. Allows nurses to meet the Oregon State Board of Nursing continuing education requirement on pain management.
.6 CEU

XHM9400L ETG: Medical Coding
Provides instruction in how to use the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM) manuals for medical coding. Prerequisite: No prior medical experience is required, but knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy will be helpful.
2.4 CEU