|GEN 310E *||Critical Thinking and Online Study||4||7|
|HIA 321E||Fundamentals of Health Information Management||4||7|
|HIA 322E||The Legal Health Record||4||7|
|BIO 312E *||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I||4||7|
|BIO 313E *||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II||4||7|
|HIA 330E||HIA Information Systems and Technology||4||7|
|HIA 333E||Healthcare Statistics, Research and Quality Improvement||4||7|
|HIA 380E *||Inpatient and Outpatient Coding and Classification||4||7|
|HIA 381E *||Reimbursement Methodologies||4||7|
|HIA 334E||The Electronic Health Record||4||7|
|HIA 366E||Data Management, Storage and Retrieval||4||7|
|HIA 408E||Financial and Revenue Cycle Management||4||7|
|HIA 440E||HIA Management and Organization||4||7|
|HIA 460E||HIA Professional Practice Capstone||4||7|
|HIA 470E||Professional Review and Certification||4||7|
* Electronic lab sessions in these courses constitute part of the overall professional practice experience (PPE)
|GEN 310E Critical Thinking and Online Study|
|This course provides an introduction to the expectations and methodology of college-level online learning and critical thinking. Through readings, discussion, and writing assignments, the course examines critical thinking and communication skills as they are used in the analysis of significant ideas. The course specifically addresses the challenges of online self-directed learning, the demands of online communication, the conventions of academic research, and the study and personal skills required for success as an adult student. Study team dynamics, library orientation, and learning style assessment are also included.
|HIA 321E Fundamentals of Health Information Management|
|This course provides the student with advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles, rules and regulations that govern the HIM operations and the Electronic Health Records (EHR). Students will apply current legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards related to health information initiatives from the national, state, local and facility levels; apply policies and procedures to comply with the changing regulations among various payment systems for healthcare services such as Medicare and managed care; and differentiate the roles of various providers and disciplines throughout the continuum of healthcare. Additionally, students will simulate the Release of Health Information (ROI) via the Virtual Lab.
|HIA 322E The Legal Health Record|
|This course provides information on the regulations and standards for healthcare data generation, timeliness, quality, and other management functions as dictated by federal law, state or local laws, hospital bylaws, and regulatory or quality organizations. An overview of emerging electronic and legal health record stipulations is also provided.
|Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I|
|his course is the first half of a detailed investigation into pathophysiology and pharmacology. Students examine the biological and physical manifestations of a wide variety of diseases and conditions, the appropriate medical procedures, and the related pharmacology, as well as the ways in which this information is used in coding, medical transcription, and data analysis. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II examines basic pharmacology and pathophysiology concepts; infectious diseases; endocrine, deficiency, and immunity disorders; mental disorders; the nervous system; sense organs; and the cardiovascular system.
|BIO 313E Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II|
|This course is the second half of a detailed investigation into pathophysiology and pharmacology. Students examine the biological and physical manifestations of a wide variety of diseases and conditions, the appropriate medical procedures, and the related pharmacology, as well as the ways in which this information is used in coding, medical transcription, and data analysis. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II examines the respiratory system, the digestive system, the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system, the genitourinary system, obstetrics and newborns, as well as injury and trauma.
|HIA 330E HIA Information Systems and Technology|
|This course provides the student with in-depth knowledge regarding the implementation and management of various technology systems utilized in the healthcare industry. Students will be introduced to the hardware and software available to ensure data integrity and security. Additionally, the principles and concepts learned will assist with the development of various networks, intranet, internet, electronic health record (EHR), personal health record (PHR), public health and other administrative systems.
|HIA 333E Healthcare Statistics, Research and Quality Improvement|
|This course applies high-level statistical management skills to health research, quality management and performance improvement. Students will analyze data to identify trends, manage risk, optimize utilization, and facilitate decision making. A focus is provided on research designs and methodologies as well as epidemiology and public health.
|HIA 380E Inpatient and Outpatient Coding and Classification|
|This course will provide advanced knowledge of inpatient prospective payment systems, including Medicare and Non-Medicare diagnosis related groups (DRGs), and advanced inpatient coding. Students will code an inpatient records, as well as how and when to initiate the query process. This course will also provide advanced knowledge of Medicare’s outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory payment classifications and advanced outpatient coding. The student will have a fundamental knowledge of how to navigate and interpret codes from all types of outpatient records. The student will also be given a background in chargemaster management and handling of insurance issues that come up in the patient accounts departments of hospitals.
|HIA 381E Reimbursement Methodologies|
|This course will provide the student with a background and understanding of the nuances of coding for alternative facility settings other than acute care hospitals (such as rehab, psychiatric, rural/critical access, home health, skilled nursing facility, and long-term care). This course will also build on what the student learned in HIA380E regarding physician queries and outpatient coding. The student will learn about the fundamental of developing a clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program. The fundamentals of transitioning to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS will also be provided.
|HIA 334E The Electronic Health Record|
|This course presents a detailed overview of the various technologies and systems used to handle and store medical records data, provide and enforce security, and maintain accurate and reliable systems. Course topics cover the hardware and software needed to ensure data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting. Networks, including intranet and internet applications, are examined as they contribute to the administration of electronic medical records. Special attention is given to the issues of privacy and security (HIPAA), which include data security concepts, contingency planning, audit trails, and the use of technology to secure data integrity and validity. Processes and procedures regarding the proper use and disclosure of healthcare data as well as the concept of interoperability will be investigated.
|HIA 366E Data Management, Storage and Retrieval|
|This course explains the fundamentals of general database management and common database management software such as MS Access. Students will develop the skills required to use and design databases for use in a healthcare organization, including registries, research, quality management, utilization management, risk management, and all other internal and external customer data needs. A detailed analysis of the current data standards, as well as the impact of data standards on database management and information exchange, is included. Students will examine how specific databases meet various healthcare data storage retrieval requirements, especially monitoring and research needs.
|HIA 408E Financial and Revenue Cycle Management|
|This course provides an overview of the financial concepts required by the health information professional: basic accounting reports, budgeting, contracts,, and specific healthcare data management that is directly related to the revenue cycle, including coding, and reimbursement. Students will also review basic accounting and financial management principles, the history of reimbursement methodologies, and how healthcare data plays an increasingly important role in the revenue cycle. The course will focus on the impact of documentation improvement as it relates to ICD-10.
|HIA 409E HIA Management Concepts and Practices|
|This course will investigate best practices in human resource, project, and operations management, including process improvement, quality assurance in healthcare, and managing workplace teams. Special emphasis is placed on recruiting, training, and motivating employees. Basic strategic planning and management concepts will be applied to projects specific to the HIM department. Concepts of change management and emotional intelligence are applied to the management of the HIM department. This course is a pre-requisite to HIA 460. (Domain V: A, C and D)
|HIA 440E HIA Management and Organization|
|This course will investigate best practices in human resources, project, and operations management (including process improvement and quality assurance in healthcare), and managing workplace teams. Special emphasis is placed on recruiting, training, and motivating employees. Basic strategic planning and management concepts will be applied to projects specific to the HIM department. Concepts of change management and emotional intelligence are applied to the management of the HIM department. This course is a pre-requisite to HIA 460.
|HIA 460E HIA Professional Practice Capstone|
|Students will engage in an on-ground management internship which focuses on a specific project. Developed in cooperation with the student’s supervisor, the internship project will require demonstration of management capabilities, problem solving, and a firm understanding of HIA concepts and practices. At the same time, the student will consolidate and review the technical internship skills which were developed through the virtual lab exercises in earlier courses. Students will present their professional practice project and portfolio for peer review.
|HIA 470E Professional Review and Certification|
|Within this course, student will review, synthesize, and evaluate skills and content from previous BPS HIA courses. Students will investigate areas of individual interest and proficiency, as well as professional opportunities within the current HIA market. The course will include partial and complete mock competency exams.