This course is designed to expose the student to the basics of coding. The ICD-10 and the CPT manuals will be introduced. The student will acquire a general basic knowledge of the coding principles and applications.
This is an introductory course in basic computer software skills. Students will learn about commonly available software tools used in healthcare, including an introduction to encoding tools and computer-assisted coding software, electronic health record processes and the unique computerized systems environment found in the U.S. healthcare delivery systems.
This course emphasizes the importance of quality record-keeping practices, data flow, and management of health information systems in a non-acute care setting. The student will learn the documentation requirements based on Federal and State statutes, accreditation standards, Medicare Conditions of Participation, payment systems, funding, Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act, and the evolution of the electronic health record.
This is a foundation course in healthcare reimbursement. Students will learn the reimbursement methods and concepts related to healthcare and prospective payment systems including DRGs, APCs and ASC groups, patient billing and accounting software in claims processing, compliance, the role HIM plays in the charge master maintenance and revenue cycle.
This course introduces the student to health information technology. Electronic information systems used in physicians’ offices and hospitals will be discussed. Students will complete assignments on a simulated electronic health records system. The students will be introduced to ethics in the medical field and regulatory issues.
This course will cover office management procedures, including planning and organization, financial and medical record keeping procedures, billing and collections, processing insurance claims using procedural and diagnostic coding. Legal and ethical responsibilities; credentialing and other professional issues of the medical office will be reviewed.