This course is designed to incorporate all HIT program coursework into an integrated course. The student’s didactic knowledge will be blended with their clinical experiences. Guest lecturers, field trips, computer and CD assignments will be used as a teaching tool. This course will also focus on the health information profession by looking at legal issues, professionalism, certification, preparation of a resume, etc.
This course will provide an opportunity for students to further their study of principles and concepts in the field and to apply their knowledge in a variety of application both in the traditional classroom setting and in work/job related experiences. The class will be an individualized, arranged course, with learning outcomes determined by the instructor in consultation with the student and permission of the School Dean.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the current use of CPT-Coding classification. Various situations for this use will be utilized including: physician’s office, outpatient, and ambulatory care settings.
Students in this course will analyze, number, file, retrieve, transcribe, and prepare statistical reports. The student will be working with coding and abstracting of disease/procedure entities. This clinical practicum will take place in a health care facility.
This course is designed to emphasize the history and development of disease classifications. The student will spend time learning the procedures of various systems. Application of the current classification system will be emphasized. Prepared software will be used to enhance the understanding of the current classification system. Financial implications of the classification system will be discussed.
This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical knowledge and technical skills relative to the operation of a quality assessment and utilization management program within a health care facility. The influence of government regulations and accrediting agency standards will be introduced.