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2015 Spring Classes

HIM Health Information Managment

HIM 135
3 CR
An introduction to root forms, prefixes and suffixes, and medical abbreviations. Focus is on terminology of body systems related to symptomatology, diseases and treatment.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39273 TD1 Ruthie Dearborn
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: Placement at ENGL S110 or higher.

This course is a stacked hybrid class with local Sitka students. Students participate in real time online meetings as scheduled. Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

Discussion of applications of alternative health care systems. Guest speakers will introduce students to emerging roles of health information professionals, and to challenges facing alternative care delivery systems. Students will complete a clinical lab at an alternative care facility.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39275 TD1 Leslie Gordon,
Belinda Hopkins
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: Admission to HIM degree program.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

HIM 210
3 CR
Introduction to International Classification of Diseases (U.S.). Introduction to coding diagnoses and procedures, sequencing, coding conventions, and software. Review of complications and co-morbidities. Professional practice: Students complete activities that provide an overview of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs), interface between business office and health information management to optimize reimbursement, coding quality studies, and working with physicians for DRG management. Practice in analyzing actual medical records to identify data elements to be coded.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39760 TD1 Martha Wade
DIST ELIVE
Monday
6:01p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: BIOL S111 and admission to HIM program or departmental permission. Corequisite: BIOL S112 and HIM S135.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

Focus is on issues of billing and reimbursement for health care facilities. Includes an overview of the role of the health insurance specialist; third party payers such as Medicare, workers compensation and disability, Tricare and commercial insurance claims. Legal and regulatory considerations and ambulatory ICD-9 are covered. Students will complete a project focused on coding and reimbursement issues.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39277 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
6:01p - 7:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: HIM S190 and admission to HIM program or departmental permission.

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $398 (additional charges may apply)

Review of legal implications of health records and related legal issues including the patient record as a legal document. Examination of emerging laws and legal trends impacting the management of health care information. Introduction to risk management and the role of the HIM professional as compliance and privacy officer. Students attend a court hearing and complete a project on the impact of recent regulatory laws on healthcare settings.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39279 TD1 Rose Goeden
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: HIM S111 and admission to HIM degree program.

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to total quality management and improvement including history, philosophy, definitions, and tools. Explores performance improvement through review of case studies, with an overview of the historical development of case management. Introduces project management as related to HIM and implementation of electronic health information.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39280 TD1 Rose Goeden
DIST ELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: HIM S111 and admission to HIM program.

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

HIM 280
3 CR
Concepts of management including management functions. A case study approach is employed to discuss responses to a variety of management functions through the use of guest speakers. Evaluation will be based on class participation, oral presentations, and completion of case studies.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39282 TD1 Susie Feero
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
6:00p - 7:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: Completion of all lower level HIM courses. Corequisite: HIM S291

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your distance class. *This course is every other Thursday.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

An overview of the clinical, research, and administrative applications of computers in the health care industry. Emphasizes the role of this technology and the data collected in accomplishing the objectives and procedures of the principle functional areas, and the interrelationships of the organizational units with respect to data acquisition, storage, analysis, retrieval, and use.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39283 TD1 Susie Feero
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
6:31p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your distance class. * This course is every other Thursday

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

Eighty clock hours of professional internship in an assigned health care setting. Application of operational management theory for a health information service. Orientation to all aspects of practice as a health information manager. Completion of management projects designed jointly by student and clinical supervisor. Student writes project report and site evaluation.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39285 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
6:01p - 7:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: HIM S280 (may be taken concurrently).

No notes

Tuition and fees: $398 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2014 Summer Classes

HIM Health Information Management

HIM 135
3 CR
An introduction to root forms, prefixes and suffixes, and medical abbreviations. Focus is on terminology of body systems related to symptomatology, diseases and treatment.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
52191 TD1 Ruthie Dearborn
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: Placement at ENGL S110 or higher.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

A continuation of HIM S210 with in-depth focus on coding issues, including coding validation, data accuracy, coding guidelines and training; and reimbursement issues including Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs), Ambulatory Patient Classifications (APCs) and Resource Based Relative Value scales (RBRVs). Impact of coding and DRG accuracy on financial stability of facility. Overview of specialist credentials: CCS and CCS-P.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
52194 TD1 Martha Wade
DIST ELIVE
Monday
5:30p - 6:30p
5/18 - 7/27

Prerequisite: HIM S210 and admission to HIM program or departmental permission.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $358 (additional charges may apply)

Eighty clock hours of professional internship in an assigned health care setting. Application of operational management theory for a health information service. Orientation to all aspects of practice as a health information manager. Completion of management projects designed jointly by student and clinical supervisor. Student writes project report and site evaluation.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
52202 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 6:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: HIM S280 (may be taken concurrently).

No notes

Tuition and fees: $358 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2014 Fall Classes

 
 
 

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