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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 Health Record Content
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, documentation guidelines, and legal/ethical aspects of the health record. Also includes introduction to patient registration. Prerequisite: Admission to Health Information Management program, or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

HM113 Healthcare Financing, Insurance, and 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. W
3 Credits

HM114 CPT Coding and Reimbursement
Introduces the use of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system, the HCPCS coding system, insurance terminology and abbreviations. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management or the Medical Administrative Assistant program; and HM123; and BI171 and BI172, or higher; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
4 Credits

HM115 ICD-10-CM Coding/Diagnosis
Introduces basic differences between nomenclature and classification systems: basic coding system, ICD-10-CM; basic abbreviations and description of format of coding manual; fundamental application of coding in basic forms. Prerequisite: HM123; and BI171 and BI172, or higher; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F
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, gastrointestinal, integumentary. and circulatory/blood/lymphatic 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 urinary, female and male reproductive, endocrine, and nervous systems; sensory organs; cancer medicine; radiology and nuclear medicine; and psychiatry. 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
4 Credits

HM123 Essentials of Pathophysiology
Builds on understanding normal structure and function of the human body. Introduces basic processes of pathophysiology, including cell function; inflammation; infection; immunity; and neoplasia, fluid, and electrolytes; and acid-base balance. Relates genetics and aging processes to pathophysiology. Uses a body systems approach to apply pathophysiological concepts to major disorders. Prerequisite: HM120 and HM121, each with grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

HM150 Professional Development and Communication for Health Information Management
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. W
2 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 and groupings based on clinical information, documentation and coding guidelines. Introduces advanced coding topics. Prerequisite:Admission into the Health Information Management program; and HM123; and BI171 and BI172, or higher. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
4 Credits

HM161 Computer Technology and Information Governance
Provides a comprehensive survey of computer technology, information governance and the role Health Information Management plays in the mix. Provides computer literacy, including networks, exchanges, and the process of selecting and implementing health information systems. Includes discussions on usability and accessibility of health information by patients, and privacy and security concerns. Delves in the broad topic of information governance. Explores how information guides quality of patient care, operational efficiency and effectiveness, and how it can affect costs. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management program, or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

HM210 Introduction 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. Sp
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 Healthcare Statistics
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, or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

HM230 Health Information Management Practicum
Provides workplace experience in a healthcare-related setting. Covers policies and procedures in tasks set forth by site, follow release of information guidelines, participate in quality assessment, develop skills using various software applications, and to help students perform as an entry-level HIM professional. Prerequisite: HM113, HM114, HM115, HM150, HM251; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
5 Credits

HM231 Health Information Management Seminar
Provides safe environment for students to share thoughts/concerns they might be experiencing at their concurrent practicum sights. Allows for instructors to alleviate any issues in a timely fashion. Provides space for completion of projects and/or simulations that will help students meet their entry-level competencies. Prerequisite: HM113, HM114, HM150, HM251; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
1 Credits

HM250 Leadership and Management
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 leadership, motivation, communication, dynamics of change, and labor relations within the context of the health care organization. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management program; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

HM251 Quality and Process Improvement
Presents a comprehensive introduction to the theory, practice, and management of quality and performance improvement processes in healthcare organizations. Uses both real-life examples and case studies from healthcare settings to facilitate student understanding. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management program; and completion of HM250 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor. W
3 Credits

HM252 Data Analytics
Provides a basic knowledge as to how to best analyze, categorize, and manage healthcare data. Students will have the opportunity to use actual data sets and data analytic tools to increase their skills. Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Information Management program; and completion of HM251 and HM217, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

HM280B Cooperative Work Experience
Assist students in finding an internship/CWE at a business, or agency for on-the-job training and experience related to instruction in student’s program of study. Field experience is supervised by college instructors and work experience coordinators. See program advisors. F, W, Sp, Su
2 Credits

HM280C Cooperative Work Experience
Assist students in finding an internship/CWE at a business, or agency for on-the-job training and experience related to instruction in student’s program of study. Field experience is supervised by college instructors and work experience coordinators. See program advisors. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

HM280D Cooperative Work Experience
Assist students in finding an internship/CWE at a business, or agency for on-the-job training and experience related to instruction in student’s program of study. Field experience is supervised by college instructors and work experience coordinators. See program advisors. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

HM280E Cooperative Work Experience
Assist students in finding an internship/CWE at a business, or agency for on-the-job training and experience related to instruction in student’s program of study. Field experience is supervised by college instructors and work experience coordinators. See program advisors. F, W, Sp, Su
5 Credits

HM280F Cooperative Work Experience
Assist students in finding an internship/CWE at a business, or agency for on-the-job training and experience related to instruction in student’s program of study. Field experience is supervised by college instructors and work experience coordinators. See program advisors. F, W, Sp, Su
6 Credits

HM280G Cooperative Work Experience
Assist students in finding an internship/CWE at a business, or agency for on-the-job training and experience related to instruction in student’s program of study. Field experience is supervised by college instructors and work experience coordinators. See program advisors. F, W, Sp, Su
7 Credits

HM280H Cooperative Work Experience
Assist students in finding an internship/CWE at a business, or agency for on-the-job training and experience related to instruction in student’s program of study. Field experience is supervised by college instructors and work experience coordinators. See program advisors. F, W, Sp, Su
8 Credits

HM280I Cooperative Work Experience
Assist students in finding an internship/CWE at a business, or agency for on-the-job training and experience related to instruction in student’s program of study. Field experience is supervised by college instructors and work experience coordinators. See program advisors. F, W, Sp, Su
9 Credits

HM280J Cooperative Work Experience
Assist students in finding an internship/CWE at a business, or agency for on-the-job training and experience related to instruction in student’s program of study. Field experience is supervised by college instructors and work experience coordinators. See program advisors. F, W, Sp, Su
10 Credits

HM280L Cooperative Work Experience
Assist students in finding an internship/CWE at a business, or agency for on-the-job training and experience related to instruction in student’s program of study. Field experience is supervised by college instructors and work experience coordinators. See program advisors. F, W, Sp, Su
12 Credits