Breadcrumb

 

Main Content

The ECC HIM Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).


Course Catalog: Health Information Management

HIM 1000 0.0
Prof Practice Experience(PPE) Prep
HIM students will complete all portions of the Professional Practice Experience packet including a passing background check (as specified in packet information), a negative result drug screen (as specified in the packet information), proof of 2 current negative Tuberculosis tests or 1 chest x-ray, proof of immunity to measles and rubella (2 immunization dates or 1 titres), chicken pox (date of disease or 2 immunization dates or 1 titre), proof of a Hepatitis "B" series (may be in progress) and an influenza vaccination prior to registering for any HIM Professional Practice Experience course. This packet is valid for 12 months and will be applied to all HIM PPE's completed within that time frame.
Prerequisite: None DEADLINE FOR COMPLETTION - NO EXCEPTIONS: To register for a fall semester PPE course, HIM 1000 must be completed by - May 1st. To register for a spring semester PPE course, HIM 1000 must be completed by - October 1. To register for a summer session PPE course, HIM 1000 must be completed by - March 1.

HIM 1003 3.0
Intro to Health Information Management
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of healthcare delivery systems; the health information profession; purpose of the medical record; the systems and processes for collecting, maintaining and disseminating health information; numbering, retention and storage of medical information; forms control and design; indexes and registers; documentation requirements; regulatory requirements of healthcare organization, accrediting and licensing agencies, and computerized information management systems utilized by health information management departments.
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233 and CS 1013 or CS 1003; minimum grade C

HIM 1023 3.0
Healthcare Delivery Systems
A course that provides the student an introduction to alternative healthcare facilities to include record requirements, coding regulations, accreditation agencies, primary and specialty care physician practices, role of non-physician providers and reimbursement for these facilities. These facilities will include long term care, rehabilitation, hospice, home health, respite, psychiatric, skilled nursing, cancer data registry, specialty hospital(cancer, pediatric) and rural health clinics. Pre/Corequisite: HIM 1003

HIM 1213 3.0
Legal Aspect of Health Information
A course that covers laws, regulations and standards affecting the management of healthcare; management of the content of the health record; data accuracy, security, privacy and confidentiality issues. The course includes an in-depth study of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Prerequisite: None

HIM 1231 1.0
Intro to Pharmacology
An introductory course that discusses basic concepts of drug therapy and will concentrate on major drug classifications, as they relate to specific body systems.
Prerequisite: None

HIM 1243 3.0
Basic Principles of Disease
This career and technical course is an overview of the pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the life span. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries.
Prerequisite: BI 1804 or BI 2104; minimum grade C

HIM 2003 3.0
Computers in Healthcare
A course designed to give the student a working knowledge of computerized information management systems utilized by health information management departments.
Prerequisite: HIM 1003 and CS 1003 or CS 1013

HIM 2013 3.0
CPT Coding
A course that prepares students for positions in a physician's office or other medical facility. The focus of this class is learning the coding rules for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Level I (HCPCS) coding systems and then applying the rules to code patient services. Students will need CPT and HCPCS Level II manuals for the course.
Prerequisite: HIM 1003, HIM 1243, HS 1113 and BI 1804 or BI 2104; minimum grade C

HIM 2023 3.0
ICD Coding
A course that provides the student the purpose and use of the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-9-CM codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records.
Prerequisite: HIM 1003, HIM 1243, HS 1113 and BI 1804 or BI 2104; minimum grade C

HIM 2033 3.0
Insurance Billing & Reimbursement
A course that provides theory and hands-on/skill application of the principles and practice of insurance and reimbursement processing. It includes the assignment and reporting of codes for diagnoses and procedures/services; completion of CMS-1450 and CMS-1500 claims for inpatient, outpatient, emergency department, and physician office encounters; and the review of inpatient and outpatient cases to identify issues of fraud and abuse. Inpatient and outpatient reimbursement will be determined and source documents interpreted (e.g. explanation of benefits, Medicare Summary Notices, and so on).
Prerequisite: HIM 2023 Pre/Corequisite: HIM 2013

HIM 2051 1.0
Professional Coding Practice
This is a 40 clock hour, field based PPE or Virtual PPE to provide the student with coding practice experiences in a hospital, physician's office, clinic or other healthcare setting. Virtual PPE may include review presentations from coding specialist guest speakers either pre-recorded or live. Virtual PPE must include practicum hours, onsite or campus laboratory, to focus on building speed and accuracy using paper and scanned medical records. This course is only for HIM Certificate of Achievement students. Students must provide proof of paid enrollment into or, have completed HIM 1000 and paid the required fee of $100.00 (for the PPE Packet), to the HIM Program Director to receive a PPE Packet. This packet must be completed PRIOR to instructor permission to enroll in this course. The completed PPE packet must show proof of a satisfactory background check, TB test, drug screen, and proof of required immunizations. This packet is valid for 12 months from the date of completion. Check course catalog for completion deadlines.
Prerequisites: HIM 2013, HIM 2023 HIM 2033 and instructor consent

HIM 2101 1.0
Professional Practice Experience
This is a 40 clock hour hands-on advanced supervised learning experience (PPE) with affiliated facilities designed to give students a clinical experience with an emphasis on building supervisory skills applied in health care setting. If it has been 12 months or more since you completed HIM 2242 (PPE) you must re-enroll in HIM 1000 and pay the $100.00 fee to the business office and bring a paid receipt to the HIM Program Director to receive and complete a PPE packet prior to receiving instructor permission to register for this course.
Prerequisite: This is a final semester course in the Health Information Management program. Students must have completed all other HIM program courses or be currently enrolled in remaining final semester courses before this course is taken (or have permission of instructor). Students must provide proof of paid enrollment into or, have completed HIM 1000 and paid the required fee of $100.00(for the PPE Packet), to the HIM Program Director to receive a PPE Packet. This packet must be completed PRIOR to instructor permission to enroll in this course. The completed PPE packet must show proof of a satisfactory background check, TB test, drug screen, and proof of required immunizations. This packet it valid for 12 months from the date of completion. Check course catalog for completion deadlines.

HIM 2103 3.0
Health Information Current Practice
A course that consists of review and discussion of current trends, regulations and best practices affecting health information in today's healthcare environment. Topics will change as areas of interest develop.
Prerequisite: This is a final semester course in the Health Information Management Program. Students must have completed all other HIM program courses or be currently enrolled in remaining final semester courses before this course is taken (or have permission of instructor).

HIM 2203 3.0
Health Info Management Statistics
A course on basic hospital and healthcare statistics including the sources, definitions and calculations of common rates and percentages. Computerized and manual methods of collection, computation, and presentation of statistical data. Review of regulatory, accreditation, and vital statistics reporting.
Prerequisite: HIM 1003 and MT 0204 or MT 1023 with a minimum grade of "C" or appropriate placement score into MT 1303.

HIM 2213 3.0
Healthcare Quality Management
A course that studies contemporary management methodologies. The main topics studied include: different management philosophies, evolution of Total Quality Management, management functions, management's environment, the strategic planning process, organizational structures, and application of problem solving tools. The study will inform manager or worker what the individual can do to better assist organizations to compete in the global marketplace.
Prerequisite: HIM 1003

HIM 2223 3.0
Healthcare Management Supervision
A course that studies the different behaviors in organizations. The course will assist the student in becoming more sensitive to human behavior, anticipate problems before they occur, and resolve problems if they have already occurred. This study will assist the student as a manager or worker in getting along with others, both inside and outside of the organization.
Prerequisite: HIM 1003

HIM 2242 2.0
HIM Profess Practice Experience (PPE)
This is a 90 clock hour, hands-on supervised learning experience (PPE) with affiliated facilities designed to give students a clinical experience in assembly, analysis, filing of health records, master patient index, introduction to coding, data entry and abstracting, record storage and retrieval, birth certification, tracking systems, cancer registry, ambulatory, long term care, mental health records, medical staff/hospital committee functions, legal aspects, quality and risk management, utilization review, management and supervision, ICD-9-CM coding and DRG assignment, healthcare statistics, electronic health records, billing and insurance. Students must provide proof of paid enrollment into or, have completed HIM 1000 and paid the required fee of $100.00 (for the PPE Packet), to the HIM Program Director to receive a PPE Packet. This packet must be completed PRIOR to instructor permission to enroll in this course. The completed PPE packet must show proof of a satisfactory background check, TB test, drug screen, and proof of required immunizations. This packet is valid for 12 months from the date of completion.
Prerequisite: HIM 1000, HIM 1003, HS 1113 and BI 1804 or BI 2104; minimum grade C and Instructor consent

HIM 2263 3.0
HIM Capstone
A course designed to provide students with the skills for seeking employment (to manage their careers effectively). Topics covered include conducting a job search, interviewing techniques, employment, correspondence, acquiring web based skills along with resume and portfolio development for job search, and career advancement. Students will also demonstrate technology and academic proficiencies. Students must pass a comprehensive HIM program exit examination. This course also includes a comprehensive review of program competencies and preparation for the official RHIT exam. This should be taken the last semester prior to graduation. Student must earn at least a grade of "B" as a requirement for graduation. Capstone requires registration with Program Director.
Prerequisite: This is a final semester course in the Health Information Management Program. Students must have completed all other HIM program courses or be currently enrolled in remaining final semester courses before this one is taken, or have permission of instructor.

HIM 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
I.S.-HIM
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

HIM 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
Special Topics-HIM
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

 
Go back to top
 
 
 
 

Sidebar Content

Go back to top