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Degree Plans - Health Information Management (Archived)

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HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

MVC-Deactivated June 1, 2010.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.HLTH.MANG.06

Medical Records Technicians are responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. Medical Records Technicians possess the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile and report health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; abstract and code clinical data using appropriate classification systems; and analyze health records according to standards. The medical record technician may be responsible for functional supervision of the various components of the health information system. The Health Information Management Program allows students the opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practice as information managers in a health care environment. This degree program provides a number of external learning experiences and culminates with a capstone experience.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
COSC 1300 Computer Literacy OR 3
HIGHER (3-4)
HITT 1205 Medical Terminology I 2
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
+Elective Mathematics and Natural Science 3-5
15-18

SEMESTER II

SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
HITT 1203 Medical Terminology II 2
MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology 3
HITT 1441 Coding and Classification Systems 4
HITT 1401 Health Data Content and Structure 4
17

SEMESTER III

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
HITT 1249 Pharmacology 2
HITT 1160 Clinical - Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1
HITT 1255 Health Care Statistics 2
HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
17

SEMESTER IV

HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HITT 1253 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 2
HITT 1311 Computers in Health Care 3
HITT 2239 Health Information Organization and Supervision 2
10

SEMESTER V

HITT 2260 Clinical-Health Information Management/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2
HITT 2149 RHIT Competency Review 1
3
Minimum Hours Required 62-65

+Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Mathematics and Natural Science.

++Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Social/Behavioral Science.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010.
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HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT -- MEDICAL RECORD CODER

(Level I Certificate)

Mountain View

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.HIMT.CODING.06

A Medical Records Coding Specialist assigns and sequences diseases and procedures with set classification standards and codes (ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCFA). Responsibilities include the abstracting of medical information from outpatient and inpatient commercial, day surgery, emergency room, clinic and gastroenterology, medical records for statistical research and study purposes, and audits of unbilled accounts reports. The skills required for successful performance of this job include a working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, the disease process, organization and communication skills. This certificate program provides a number of external learning experiences and culminates with a capstone experience.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
COSC 1300 Computer Literacy OR 3
HIGHER (3-4)
HITT 1205 Medical Terminology I 2
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
HITT 1401 Health Data Content and Structure 4
16-17

SEMESTER II

HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
HITT 1203 Medical Terminology II 2
MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology 3
HITT 1441 Coding and Classification Systems 4
16

SEMESTER III

HITT 1249 Pharmacology 2
HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HITT 2246 Advanced Medical Coding 2
7

SEMESTER IV

HITT 1161 Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1
HITT 2145 Coding Certification Exam Review 1
2
Minimum Hours Required 41-42

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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