Health Information Management

Health information Management professionals work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, ambulatory care centers, physician offices, rehabilitation centers and health insurance companies and focus on the quality of patient care, the revenue cycle, patient privacy, compliance, information technology and data quality. Successful completion of the certificate program in Health Information Management prepares students for entry level coding credential examinations. All of the credits are transferable into the Associate of Science in Health Information Management program option.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply principles as they relate to healthcare privacy, confidentiality, legal and ethical issues.
  2. Interpret and apply health information policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state and accreditation agency requirements.
  3. Employ computer-based health information systems while managing existing paper-based health information systems utilizing EMR software.
  4. Compare and contrast reimbursement methodologies and procedure-based payment systems such as Resource based Relative Value (RBRV) and Evaluation and Management and Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC).
  5. Evaluate and audit patient records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure.
  6. Apply coding knowledge utilizing coding guidelines from ICD-10, CPT-4 and HCPCS.
  7. Interpret diagnostic based perspective payment groups such as DRG
  8. Utilize medical coding software and clinical classification systems as they relate to the human body and disease processes.
  9. Identify and discuss healthcare delivery fundamentals and the technology used to gather healthcare information in a variety of settings.
  10. Utilize appropriate terminology including abbreviations related to pathological conditions, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, and therapeutic procedures

CONTACT

Paul Creech, Esq.
Health Careers Department Chair
Room 320
pcreech@capitalcc.edu
(860) 906-5155


FIRST SEMESTER
Credits
CSA* 105
CSC* 231
Introduction to Software Applications OR
Database Design I
3
MED* 125 Medical Terminology
3
HIM* 102 Introduction to Healthcare Systems
3
BIO* 115 Human Biology with Lab
4
SECOND SEMESTER
HIM* 201 Health Information Management Principles
3
HIM* 155 Fundamentals of Clinical Informatics & Electronic Medical Records
3
HIM* 205 Medical Coding
3
MED* 112 Medical Insurance and Billing
3
THIRD SEMESTER
HIM* 212 Advanced Medical Coding
4
HIM* 254
BIO* 201
HIM Practicum OR
Introduction to Pathophysiology
3
TOTAL CREDITS: 32