HIM - Heath Information Management

HIM 101  Introduction to Health Information  (1-0-1)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: AHS 102, BIO 112, ENG 165

This course provides an introduction to the health information science profession.

HIM 102  Introduction to Coding & Classification Systems  (1-0-1)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: AHS 102, BIO 112, ENG 165

This course provides an introduction to classification systems, the role of coding in reimbursement, indexing and statistics and the beginning foundation of the study of disease. This course concentrates on the coding of diseases, procedures and services rendered in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

HIM 103  Introduction to Health Information and Coding  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: BIO 110 or BIO 112

This course focuses on the principles of health information management and explores basic concepts in diagnostic and procedural coding and classification systems.

HIM 110  Health Information Science I  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Pre- or co-requisite: AHS 102

This course provides an in-depth study of the content, storage, retrieval, control and retention of health information systems.

HIM 115  Medical Records & the Law  (1-3-2)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisite: HIM 110

Co-requisite: HIM 135 (required)

This course provides an introduction to the study of laws applicable to the health care field with emphasis on health information practices.

HIM 120  Health Information Science II  (2-3-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisites: HIM 110, HIM 215

Co-requisites: HIM 115, HIM 135 (required)

This course covers quality assurance and health information management.

HIM 130  Billing and Reimbursement  (2-3-3)  

Offered Summer Semester

Prerequisites: HIM 115, HIM 120, HIM 135

Co-requisite: HIM 141 (required)

This course provides an introduction to medical insurance billing and reimbursement practices with emphasis on the primary payers such as Medicare and Medicaid. The revenue cycle management practices and terminology is introduced.

HIM 135  Medical Pathology  (3-0-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisite: HIM 110

This course is a study of disease processes, general classification of disease, including signs and symptoms, systems affected by disease, diagnostic measures, types of treatment, including surgical and/or chemical intervention and terminology.

HIM 141  Current Procedural Terminology II  (2-3-3)  

Offered Summer Semester

Prerequisites: HIM 115, HIM 120, HIM 135

Co-requisite: HIM 130 (required)

This course provides an intermediate study of the CPT and HCPCS coding and classification systems with respect to surgical outpatient facilities and hospitals.

HIM 163  Supervised Clinical Practice I  (2-3-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisites: HIM 216 (not for General Technology degree students), HIM 265, HIM 266

Co-requisite: HIM 225 (required)

Pre- or Co-requisites: HIM 115 (not for General Technology degree students), HIM 120, HIM 135 (required)

This course includes correlation of didactic and laboratory experiences with clinical experiences in various health care facilities.

HIM 164  Supervised Clinical Practice II  (2-3-3)  

Offered Summer Semester

Prerequisites: HIM 163, HIM 225

Co-requisite: HIM 227 (required)

Pre- or Co-requisites: HIM 130, HIM 141

This course includes clinical experience in the technical aspects of health information management.

HIM 215  Registries and Statistics  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Pre- or Co-requisite: HIM 110 (required)

This course includes a study of vital and health care statistics and registries in health information systems.

HIM 216  Coding and Classification I  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Co-requisites: HIM 265, HIM 266 (required)

Pre or Co-requisite: HIM 110, HIM 215

This course includes a study of disease and procedural coding and classification systems.

HIM 225  Coding and Classification II  (2-3-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisites: HIM 216, HIM 265, HIM 266

Co-requisite: HIM 163 (required)

Pre- or Co-requisite: HIM 115, HIM 120, HIM 135

This course provides a study of advanced coding and classification systems.

HIM 227  Senior Professional Competencies  (3-0-3)  

Offered Summer Semester

Prerequisites: HIM 163, HIM 225

Co-requisite: HIM 164 (required)

Pre- or Co-requisites: HIM 130, HIM 141

This capstone course is designed to promote interactive discussion related to the HIM profession to include career issues and opportunities. The course includes specific projects and capstone competencies in a mock testing environment.

HIM 265  Supervisory Principles  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: HIM 215

Co-requisites: HIM 110, HIM 266 (required)

This course covers principles of authority/responsibility, delegation and effective communication, organization charts, job descriptions, policies and procedures, employee motivation, discipline and performance evaluation in health information management.

HIM 266  Computers in Health Care  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Co-requisite: HIM 216, HIM 265 (required)

Pre- or Co-requisite: HIM 110, HIM 215

This course covers hardware and software components of computers for medical record applications, methods of controlling accuracy and security of data in computer systems, record linkage and data sharing concepts.