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Sinclair Community College

AAS Health Information Management

HIM Courses
HIM 1101

Medical Terminology

HIM 1110

Health Information Processing

HIM 1165

Drug Classification for Coding

HIM 1201

Introductory Medical Office Coding

HIM 1204

Medicolegal & Ethics in Healthcare Records

HIM 1217

Alternative Health Records & Registries

HIM 2110

Ambulatory Coding

HIM 2144

Quality Improvement, Statistics & Research

HIM 2145

Health Information Resource Management

HIM 2165

Healthcare Data in Reimbursement

HIM 2211

Inpatient Coding

HIM 2233

Healthcare Information Systems

HIM 2252

Professional Practice Experience

HIM 2278

Health Information Management Capstone

Sinclair Community College


AAS Health Information Management

HIM 1101 Medical Terminology


Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic,
symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a
working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.
HIM 1110 - Health Information Processing
Foundations of health information management, the Health Information Management
profession, including health care systems and organization of HIM functions, data
quality, access and retention, patient and healthcare data and data collection
methodologies. Discussion of classification systems, clinical vocabularies and
nomenclatures.
HIM 1165 - Drug Classification for Coding
An overview of the major drug classifications, common drugs in each class, conditions
for which drugs are administered and their general effects to assist medical coders in
analyzing health care documentation for coding and reimbursement applications.
HIM 1201 - Introductory Medical Office Coding
Introduction to principles, guidelines and conventions for assigning ICD-9-CM or ICD10-CM diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes to patient encounters for physician
services.
HIM 1204 - Medicolegal & Ethics in Healthcare Records
Evaluation of health care records as legal documents; special emphasis on policies and
procedures concerning release of medical information and protecting patient
confidentiality; principles and organization of the judicial system; health care fraud and
abuse and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
Ethical issues in health care settings addressed.
HIM 1217 - Alternative Health Records & Registries
Organization and operation of a hospital cancer program emphasizing registry case
finding, accession, indexing, abstracting and follow-up of cancer data. Purposes, uses
and handling of health information, departmental and facility administration, licensing
and accreditation requirements and introduction to payment systems in long-term care
and home health care.
HIM 2110 - Ambulatory Coding
Introduction to principles, guidelines and conventions for assigning ICD-9-CM or ICD10-CM diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes to patient encounters for outpatient
facility services. Students should possess proficiency in basic medical terminology and
human anatomy and physiology.

Sinclair Community College


AAS Health Information Management

HIM 2144 - Quality Improvement, Statistics & Research


Organization and analysis of data in health care quality programs including quality
assessment and monitoring, utilization and risk management and medical staff
credentialing. Theory and application of health care statistics including data definitions,
computation of formulae and research principles.
HIM 2145 - Health Information Resource Management
Planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting and analysis of management systems along
with job standards and performance evaluations emphasizing development of
supervisory management, leadership and communication skills.
HIM 2165 - Healthcare Data in Reimbursement
Organization of health care delivery system including managed care and capitation.
Theory and use of reimbursement systems such as Diagnostic Related Groups,
Ambulatory Payment Classifications, Resource-based Relative Value Scale. Discussion
of data flow from admission to billing and analysis of casemix. In addition, other external
forces, such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Recovery Audit
Contractors, will be discussed.
HIM 2211 - Inpatient Coding
Introduction to principles and coding conventions for using ICD-9-CM and/or ICD-10-CM
and ICD-10-PCS for coding inpatient records. Students should possess proficiency in
medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology.
HIM 2233 - Healthcare Information Systems
An in-depth look at the use of information systems technology in the health care delivery
system. Includes information security, electronic clinical systems and health records.
HIM 2252 - Professional Practice Experience
Practical application of health information management processes, including health
information retrieval, qualitative and quantitative analysis of health data, record
completion by practitioners, release of health information, document scanning, revenue
cycle functions, coding, statistical reporting, hospital-wide and HIM department quality
improvement and various other registries and department functions utilizing medical
data. Ten directed practice hours per week at an approved off-site location.
HIM 2278 - Health Information Management Capstone
A variety of specially designed projects, student oral presentations, case studies,
simulations, interviewing, resumes and two mock accreditation exams.