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College Catalog: Course Listings: Health Information Management

HIM 106 – International Classification of Diseases I
Introduces International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification Coding I (ICD-9-CM) coding classification system and provides actual coding exercises. NOT INTENDED FOR HIT MAJORS. Prerequisite: HLT 143.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits

HIM 107 – International Classification of Diseases II
Stresses advanced International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification Coding II (ICD-9-CM) coding skills through practical exercises. NOT INTENDED FOR HIT MAJORS. Prerequisite: HIT 106 or HIM 106.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

HIM 110 – Introduction to Human Pathology
Introduces the basic concepts, terminology, etiology, and characteristics of pathological processes.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIM 141 – Fundamentals of Health Information Systems I
Focuses on health data collection, storage, retrieval and reporting systems, with emphasis on the role of the computer in accomplishing these functions. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIM 142 – Fundamentals of Health Information System II
Continues focus of health data collection, storage, retrieval and reporting systems, with emphasis on the role of the computer in accomplishing these functions. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIM 151 – Reimbursement Issues in Medical Practice Management
Introduces major reimbursement systems in the United States. Focuses on prospective payment systems, managed care, and documentation necessary for appropriate reimbursement. Emphasizes management of practice to avoid fraud.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits

HIM 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits

HIM 254 – Advanced Coding and Reimbursement
Focuses on the applications and evaluation of advanced coding skills through practical exercises using actual healthcare data; while examining the components of DRGs, APCs and APGs and other prospective payment in the healthcare environment. Utilizes current coding standards in identifying payment methodologies, revenue cycle management and reimbursement.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC