Health Information Management Courses

HIM 100 Prof Practice Experience(PPE) Prep
Prerequisite: None DEADLINE FOR COMPLETION - 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 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), chickenpox (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.

HIM 101 Intro to Health Information Management
Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the health information profession and the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Students will learn the content of the health record as well as how it is used and managed. The course also addresses the use of secondary data sources, forms design, documentation requirements, vocabularies, terminologies, and accreditation.

HIM 103 Legal Aspect of Health Information
Prerequisite: None

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).

HIM 104 Intro to Pharmacology
Prerequisite: None

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 105 Basic Principles of Disease
Prerequisite: BIO 151 or BIO 206; minimum grade C

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.

HIM 201 Computers in Healthcare
Prerequisite: HIM 101 and CIS 101 or CIS 110; minimum grade C

A course designed to give the student a working knowledge of computerized information management systems utilized by health information management departments. The content includes security, system selection, system implementation, the electronic health record, and other healthcare information topics.

HIM 202 CPT Coding
Prerequisite: HIM 101 and  HIM 203 ; minimum grade C

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.

HIM 203 ICD Coding
Prerequisite: HIM 101, HIM 105, HSC 113 and BIO 151 or BIO 206; minimum grade C

A course that provides the student the purpose and use of the 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-10-CM/PCS codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records.

HIM 204 Insurance Billing & Reimbursement
Prerequisite: HIM 203 

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).

HIM 205 Health Information Current Practice
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).

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.

HIM 206 Health Info Management Statistics
Prerequisite: HIM 101 and MTH 080 or MTH 102 with a minimum grade of ""C"" or appropriate placement score into MTH 110.

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.

HIM 207 Analyzing Healthcare Data
Prerequisite: HIM 101, HIM 203, CIS 110, and MTH 150 

This course is an introduction to analyzing healthcare data for use in quality improvement, compliance monitoring and other areas of HIM. This includes acquiring, managing, manipulating, and interpreting data as well as reporting and displaying the results. Students will utilize common data analysis tools.

HIM 211 Healthcare Quality Management
Prerequisite: HIM 101 

A course that studies contemporary management methodologies. The main topics studied include: different management philosophies, the 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 managers or workers what the individual can do to better assist organizations to compete in the global marketplace.

HIM 212 Healthcare Management Supervision
Prerequisite: HIM 101 

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.

HIM 213 HIM Profess Practice Experience (PPE)
Prerequisite: HIM 100 and HIM 101; minimum grade C

This course provides students with 90 hours of supervised learning experience with affiliated facilities designed to give students experience in health information management functions. Of these 90 hours, a minimum of 40 hours must be face-to-face, with the remaining 50 hours virtual or face-to-face. Students must provide proof of paid enrollment into or have completed HIM 100 paid the required fee (for the PPE packet), to the HIM Program Director to receive a PPE Packet.
This packet must be complete 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.  

HIM 214 HIM Capstone
Prerequisite: This is a final semester course in the Health Information Management Program. Students must have completed HIM 203 and HIM 213 with a minimum grade of C and be currently enrolled in remaining final semester courses before this one is taken, or have instructor consent.

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.

HIM 270 I.S.-HIM
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

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.

HIM 280 Special Topics-HIM
Prerequisite: None

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.