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Course Descriptions

HIM 204 - Health Records in Alternate Care

3 Credits

The course will review trends and changes in the health care delivery system, an introduction to the types of non-hospital health care facilities and respective record keeping requirements, with emphasis on long-term, psychiatric, ambulatory, home care/hospice, and rehabilitative care.

Prerequisite: HIM 111 with a minimum grade of C.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply diagnosis and procedure codes according to current guidelines.
2. Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding.
3. Analyze the documentation in the health record to include patient's diagnosis, progress, clinical findings or discharge information in various types of health care organizations.
4. Verify that documentation in the health record is timely, complete and accurate in various types of health care organizations.
5. Identify a complete health record according to organizational policies, external regulations or standards in various types of health care organizations.
6. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of various providers or allied health personnel to support documentation requirements throughout the continuum of health care.
7. Use secondary data sources to fulfill health information needs.
8. Apply policies and procedures for use of data required in healthcare reimbursement.
9. Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements related to health information management.
10. Describe the various types of organizations which might include services, personnel or interrelationships across the health care delivery system.

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2023