Curriculum of HIM

Requirements

lab GENERAL CORE REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 69 semester hours including: ACCT 2010; HLSC 1000; BISI 2150; BISI 3230; BIOL 2210, 2211, 2220, 2221; CHEM 2500; ENGL 1010, 1020; HCAP 4500, 4900; HIST 2010, 2020; MATH 1110; MGMT 3010, 4030; PHIL 1030; COMM 2200; ECON 2010; SOCI 3000; Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 semester hours); Social Science Elective (3 semester hours); English Literature 2010/2024 (3 semester hours).

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
(for Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management)
Semester hours: 51

Major Core: A minimum of 51 hours including HIMA 1010, 1040, 2020, 2100, 2200, 2250, 2300, 2350, 2400, 2704, 3010, 3020, 3030, 3300, 4000, 4400, 4424, and 4430. Students who have completed these courses (ACCT 2010, ECON 2010, MGMT 3010, MGMT 4030, BISI 3230) in the HIM curriculum and are interested in receiving a minor in general business, may contact the College of Business for detailed information.

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Suggested Two-Year Plan

Course Descriptions

 


Suggested Four-Year Plan

PLAN I - (For students entering at freshman level)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management

 

                                                                FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

SPRING SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

UNIV 1000 Orientation to Health Sciences

1

ENGL 1020 Freshman English II

3

ENGL 1010 Freshman English I

3

Humanities/Fine Arts (1000 -2000 level)

3

MATH 1110 College Algebra

3

BIOL 2220/2221 Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIOL 2210/2211 Anatomy & Physiology I

4

ACCT 2010 Principles of Accounting

3

BISI 2150 Microcomputer Applications

3

HIMA 1010 Intro. to Health Records

1

Total

14

Total

14

                                                               SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

SPRING SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

COMM 2200 Oral Communication

3

Soc. Behav. Sci. Elective (2000 Level)

3

HIST 2010 American History I

3

BISI 3230 Management Info. Systems

3

SOCI 3000 Social Statistics

3

HIST 2020 American History II

3

HIMA 1040 Medical Terminology

3

ENGL LIT. English Literature

3

PHIL 1030 Intro. to Philosophy

3

ECON 2010 Intro. to Economics

3

Total

15

Total

15

                                                                  JUNIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

SPRING SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

MGMT 3010 Mgt. & Org. Behavior

3

MGMT 4030 Human Resources Management

3

HIMA 2020 Foundations of HIM

3

HIMA 2300 Alter. Hlth. Record Systems

3

HIMA 2100 Fundamentals of Medical Science

3

HIMA 2350 2350 Coding/Classification of Health. Data

3

HIMA 2200 Leg/Ethical Aspects of HIM

2

HIMA 2400  HIMA 2400 CPT/HCPCS Coding

3

HIMA 2250  Hlth. Statistics & Analysis

2

HIMA 3030 Quality Asses. & Performance Improvement

3

CHEM 2500 Intro. to Pharmacology

3

   

Total

16

Total

15

                                                              SUMMER SESSION

HIMA 2704  Directed Professional Practice in HIM Services 3

                                                 TOTAL                    3   

                                                                  SENIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

SPRING SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

HIMA 3010 Health Care Billing

2

HIMA 4424  Mgmt. Professional Practice in HIM

6

HIMA 3020  Current Issues in HIM

3

HIMA 4430  Mgmt. Prof. Practice Seminar

3

HIMA 3300  Adv. Coding & Classification

2

HCAP 4900 Health Care Research

3

HIMA 4000 Computerized HIM System

3

   

HIMA 4400  Org. Mgmt. of Hlth. Info. Service

3

   

HCAP 4500 Health Care Finance

3

   

Total

16

Total

12

                                     Total Hours for Degree Requirements: 120 cr. hrs.

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Suggested Two-Year Plan

  PLAN II - (For students with Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology)
All general education requirements of the University must be met

                                                          JUNIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

SPRING SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

ACCT 2010 Principles of Accounting

3

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

HIST 2020 American History II

3

SOCI 3000 Social Statistics

3

ECON 2010 Intro. to Economics

3

PHIL 1030 Intro. to Philosophy

3

CHEM 2500 Intro. to Pharmacology

3

HIMA 3030 Qual. Asses. & Perf. Improvement

3

HIMA 3010 Healthcare Billing

2

BISI 3230 Management Info. Systems

3

 

ENGL LIT. English Literature

 

3

 

 

Total

17

Total

15

                                                       SUMMER SESSION

                                  
MGMT 3010 Mgmt. & Organizational Behavior 3
                                   
MGMT 4030 Human Resources Management 3
                                                                                                                                    

                                                              Total                          6

                                                            SENIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

SPRING SEMESTER

Cr. Hrs.

HIMA 3020 Current Issues in HIM

3

HIMA 4424 Mgmt. Prof. Practice in HIM

6

HIMA 3300  Advanced Coding

2

HIMA 4430 Mgmt. Prof. Practice Seminar

3

HIMA 4000 Computerized Health Systems

3

HCAP 4900 Health Care Research

3

HIMA 4400 Org. & Mgmt. Hlth. Info. Services

3

   

HCAP 4500 Health Care Finance

3

   

Total

14

Total

12

                              Total hours for degree requirement: 64 cr. hrs.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HIMA 1010 - Introduction to Health Record Management (1). This course is designed for health related majors who have interest in learning more of health records and documentation practices in various health care delivery systems. The course focuses on the purpose and use of the health record, the role of the health information management department, and its relationship with other services within the health care facility. Prerequisites: None

HIMA 1040 - Medical Terminology (3). A study of the language of medicine with emphasis on body systems, prefixes, suffixes, root terms, pronunciation and spelling. Emphasis on surgical instruments and procedures, diseases, laboratory tests, clinical procedures, and abbreviations for each system. Terms related to cancer medicine, radiology, nuclear medicine, pharmacology, psychiatry, systemic disorders, and autopsy procedures will be included.Prerequisites: BIOL 2010-2011 (C or better). Co-requisite: BIOL 2020-2021.

HIMA 2020 - Foundations of Health Information Management (3). A study of Health Information Management systems with emphasis on health care delivery systems; the health information management profession; regulatory and accrediting requirements of patient caredata; health caredata development, content, structure, and use; data collection, quality, access and retention of paper-based records, electronic information, and image-based records. This course requires a laboratory component (2 lecture & 2 lab hours/week). Prerequisites: Completion of HLSC 1000, BIOL 2010-2011, BIOL 2020-2021, BISI 2150, HIM 1010, HIMA 1040 with a minimum grade of a C or better. Co-requisites: HIMA 2100, HIMA 2200, HIMA 2250. Student must be accepted into the HIM program and/or with instructor's approval.

HIMA 2100 - Fundamentals of Medical Science (3). A study of the nature, cause, treatment and management of pathologic, microbiologic and clinical disease processes. Prerequisites: BIOL 2010-2011, BIOL 2020-2021, HIMA 1010, and HIMA 1040.

HIMA 2200 - Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information (2). The American legal and court systems, terminology and procedures; principles of liability; patient record requirements with emphasis on regulations for content, retention, and destruction; access to health information; confidentiality and informed consent; the judicial process of health information; HIPAA privacy standards, fraud and abuse; specialized patient records; risk management and quality assessment of patient records as it relates to internal and external reporting; HIV information; computerized patient records with emphasis on accreditation, licensure; liability issues and ethical standards for health information practices. Prerequisite HIMA 1010. Co-requisites: HIMA 2020, 2100, 2250.

HIMA 2250 - Health Statistics and Analysis (2). A study of the basic knowledge and skills in health statistics and focus on the applications of the techniques for analyzing and calculating hospital, health, and vital statistics for administrative use and health care planning utilizing manual and computerized health information systems for the purpose of graphic display and required reporting. Prerequisite: MATH 1110. Co-requisites: HIMA 2020, HIMA 2100, and HIMA 2200.


HIMA 2300- Alternative Health Record Systems and Registries (3).
A course designed to expose students to health record management in a non-traditional healthcare setting with focus on health record content and structure; regulatory and accreditation requirements; data access, collection, and retention. The overall purpose, organization, development, and maintenance of various registries and indexes will be discussed. Field trips will be required as part of the classroom experience. This course requires a laboratory component (2 lecture & 2 lab hours/week). Prerequisites: HIMA 1010, HIMA 2020, HIMA 2100, HIMA 2200, HIMA 2250 Co-requisites: HIMA 2350, HIMA 2400.


HIMA 2350- Coding and Classification of Health Data (3).
An introduction to ICD-10-CM/PCS classification and coding of symptoms, diseases, operations, and procedures with emphasis on the UHDDS; basic coding steps and guidelines; coding guidelines for operations and procedures; supplementary classifications; signs & symptoms; and ethical coding standards. This course requires a laboratory component (2 lecture & 2 lab hours/week). Prerequisites: BIOL 2010-2011, BIOL 2020-2021, HIMA 1010, HIMA 1040, and HIMA 2100. Co-requisites: HIMA 2300, HIMA 2400.

HIMA 2400 - CPT/HCPCS Coding Classification Systems (3). A basic introduction to CPT and HCPCS coding classification systems for ambulatory care with focus on their structure, application, and purpose as well as related reimbursement issues. Activities for this course will include coding, classification, and indexing of procedures in CPT/HCPCS for the purpose of standardization, retrieval, and analysis. This course requires a laboratory component (2 lecture & 2 lab hours/week). Prerequisites: BIOL 2010-2011, BIOL 2020-2021, HIMA 1010, HIMA 1040, and HIMA 2100. Co requisites: HIMA 2300, HIMA 2350.

HIMA 2704 - Directed Professional Practice and Seminar in Health Information Services (3). Students are assigned to health information centers during the summer for practice experience under the direct supervision of either a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Students will gain experience through observation and demonstration in applying theory and knowledge of technical aspects of Health Information Management previously and currently studied. A seminar will be held to discuss the experiences acquired during directed professional practice. Focus will be on presentation of the outcome of assigned projects and activities. Capstone examination will be administered to evaluate student competency-based knowledge at the technical level in Health Information Management.
Prerequisites: Completion of HLSC 1000, BIOL 2010-2011, BIOL 2020-2021, HIMA 1010, HIMA 1040, HIMA 2020, HIMA 2100, HIMA 2200, HIMA 2250, HIMA 2300, HIMA 2350, HIMA 2400. All HLSC, BIOL, and HIM courses completed with a minimum grade of a C or better. An overall minimum grade point average 2.0 or better.

HIMA 3010 - Healthcare Billing (2). A study of health insurance process and responsible health care payers. The course includes discussion on professional and uniform billing; the claim process; managed care including accounts receivable, collections and terminology; electronic data interchange (EDI); commercial plans; federal and state plans; workers compensation and disability compensation programs. Prerequisites: HIMA 2020, HIMA 2300, HIMA 2350, and HIMA 2400.

HIMA 3020 - Current Issues in Health Information Management (3). A study of trends, updates and practical problems related to Health Information Management. Other topics include perspective in health care and health information management. Prerequisites: Junior standing in HIM curriculum or with permission of the instructor.

HIMA 3030 - Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (3). The study of quality management in healthcare with emphasis on quality improvement, utilization review, risk management, clinical outcomes management, case management/critical path concepts, and accreditation and licensure standards. Student will acquire knowledge, skills, and tools needed to coordinate quality and resource management activities in healthcare facilities. This course requires a laboratory component. Prerequisites: HIMA 1010, HIMA 2020, HIMA 2100, HIMA 2200, HIMA 2250, HIMA 2300, HIMA 2350, HIMA 2400, HIMA 2704.

HIMA 3300 - Advanced Coding and Classification of Health Data (2). An advanced study of ICD-9-CM coding and reimbursement systems with special emphasis on the complexities of coding related to principle diagnosis selection and sequencing, problem diagnoses and procedures by body system, DRG assignment and PPS regulations for DRG validation, PRO requirements, case-mix concepts, and methods to ensure coding accuracy in automated and manual coding systems. This course requires a laboratory component (1 lecture & 2 lab hours/week). Prerequisites: BIOL 2010- 2011, BIOL 2020- 2021, CHEM 2500; HIMA 2100, HIMA 2350, HIMA 2400. This course is designed for HIM majors only or with permission of the HIM Instructor.

HIMA 4000 - Computerized Health Information Systems (3). Development of managerial skills in Systems Analysis and Computer Applications in Health Information Management. Prerequisites: MATH 1110; BISI 2150, BISI 3230; HIMA 2020.

HIMA 4400- Organization and Management of Health Information Services (3). This course is designed to provide students with managerial skills in the areas of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Emphasis will be on the processes of budgeting, staffing, directing, decision-making, development and evaluation of policies and procedures, and establishing standards for the quality of health information services. Special assignments include in-service education.
Prerequisites: MGMT courses, senior standing in the HIMA curriculum with a minimum grade point average
of 2.0 or better.

HIMA 4424- Management Professional Practice in Health Information Services (6). Students are assigned to a Health Information center for supervised Management Professional Practice experience to observe employee relations and interact with healthcare professionals and consumers while under the direct supervision of a qualified Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). Students are provided the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge previously gained through classroom, directed professional practice, and laboratory experiences in carrying out management and administrative activities. A pre-practice seminar will be held to discuss practice expectations and explore potential methods of identifying and solving problems that may be encountered during management practice. Prerequisites: Completion of all HIMA, MGMT, BIOL, HLSC, and HCAP courses with a minimum grade of a C or better, have an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0 or better, and senior standing in the HIMA curriculum.

HIMA 4430 - Management Professional Practice Seminar (3). Student will participate in seminar to discuss the experiences acquired during Management Professional Practice. Focus will be on presentation of the outcome of assigned projects and activities; employment opportunities and preparation for job search; and discussion on graduate and professional studies. Students will participate in preparation for the registration examination. Focus will be on test-taking skills and assimilation of AHIMA required competencies. Capstone examination will be administered to evaluate student competency-based knowledge of Health Information Management. Prerequisites: Completion of all HIMA, MGMT, BIOL, HLSC and HCAP courses with a minimum grade of a C or better, have an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0 or better, and senior standing in the HIM curriculum. Co-requisite: HIMA 4424.

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