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2014 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: $537 (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
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: Admission to HIM degree program.

No notes

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

HIM 211
3 CR
An introduction to International Classification of Diseases (U.S.). Introduces coding of diagnoses and procedures, sequencing, coding conventions, and software. Professional Practice Experience: Students complete activities that provide an overview of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). Topics include the interface between business office and health information management to optimize reimbursement, coding quality studies, and working with physicians for DRG management. Provides practice in analyzing actual medical records to identify data elements to be coded.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39276 TD1 Martha Wade
DIST ELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 6:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: HIM 272 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: $537 (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: $358 (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: $537 (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 Kathryn Kunemund
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
7:01p - 8:30p
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: $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
39281 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST ELIVE
Tue, Thu
5:00p - 6:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: HIM S210 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: $358 (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 Rose Goeden
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
5:00p - 6:30p
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: $537 (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 Rose Goeden
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
5:00p - 6:30p
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: $537 (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
Monday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: HIM S280 (may be taken concurrently).

No notes

Tuition and fees: $358 (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
52146 TD1 Ruthie Dearborn
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 6:00p
5/19 - 8/9

Prerequisite: Placement at ENGL S110 or higher.

Order textbooks from MBS Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.

Tuition and fees: $568 (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
52147 TD1 Martha Wade
DIST ELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 6:30p
5/19 - 7/26

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

Order textbooks from MBS Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.

Tuition and fees: $392 (additional charges may apply)

HIM 272
4 CR
Contact with instructor via Email, internet and phone. Additional information available at the course website: www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling toll free 800-478-6653. Order textbooks from MBS Direct: go to http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
52509 TD1 Paul Bahna
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
6:00p - 8:00p
5/19 - 8/9

Prerequisite: BIOL S111 and S112. Corequisite: HIM/HS S135 or permission.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $768 (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
52149 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:00p
5/19 - 8/9

Prerequisite: HIM S280 (may be taken concurrently).

No notes

Tuition and fees: $404 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2014 Fall Classes

HIM Health Information Management

An overview of health care systems and the health information management profession. Introduces data collection standards and data quality methods, forms design, patient record automation and control procedures, and health care statistics. Presents the uses of record content in reimbursement, risk management, and planning. Professional Practice Experience: Students use a virtual electronic health record environment to gain hands-on experience in the use of health information technology.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80737 TD1 Leslie Gordon,
Belinda Hopkins
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Co-requisite: HIM 135.

Web-based, real time online meetings. Students must have access to a computer with a microphone and the internet. Contact with the instructor via email and phone. Additional information available at UAS Online. Order textbooks from MSB Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

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
80738 TD1 Ruthie Dearborn
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 6:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Prerequisite: Placement at ENGL S110 or higher.

Students participate in real time online meetings scheduled. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class. Order textbooks from MBS Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm.

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces the use of electronic records and resources in today's health care environment. Presents an overview of automated health information management functions and emerging technologies. Examines the use of electronic health records and the impact of privacy and security concerns.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80739 TD1 Susie Feero
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
5:00p - 5:59p
9/2 - 12/13

No notes

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

HIM 190
3 CR
Focus on HCPCS/CPT ambulatory care coding. Overview of fraud and abuse regulations as they pertain to coding and billing. Professional practice experience: observe coding and billing at an ambulatory care setting (minimum 6 hours).
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80741 TD1 Martha Wade
DIST ELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 6:14p
9/2 - 12/13

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

Students need to order testbooks materials from American Medical Association. Information on materials is pending for updates and are not available until June 1. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.

Tuition and fees: $592 (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
80960 TD1 Martha Wade
DIST ELIVE
Monday
6:15p - 7:30p
9/2 - 12/13

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

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

Tuition and fees: $592 (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
80742 TD1 Rose Goeden
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
5:00p - 6:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Prerequisite: HIM S111 and admission to HIM program.

Order textbooks from MBS Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

HIM 272
4 CR
Introduces basic concepts underlying various pathological processes. Students draw on their knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology to understand how pathogenesis of disease occurs. Discussion of diseases, diagnostic process testing, and treatment options. Introduces drug terminology, administration, toxicity, vocabulary, standards and references. This course may not meet requirements for nursing programs.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80743 TD1 Paul Bahna
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
4:00p - 6:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Prerequisite: BIOL S111 and S112. Corequisite: HIM/HS S135 or permission.

Contact with instructor via email and phone. Additional information available on UAS Online. Order textbooks from MBS Direct:http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.

Tuition and fees: $776 (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
80744 TD1 Rose Goeden
DIST ELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 6:00p
9/2 - 12/13

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

Order textbooks from MBS Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

An in-depth review of federal and state regulations and laws pertaining to the privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI)in all formats (paper/electronic). Students will practice skills through a virtual electronic health record system.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80616 TD1 Susie Feero
DIST ELIVE
11/3 - 2/27

Prerequisite: HIM S240.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80745 TD2 Susie Feero
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
6:00p - 7:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Prerequisite: HIM S240.

Order textbooks from MBS Direct: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm. Go to: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your class.

Tuition and fees: $592 (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
80746 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
6:01p - 7:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Prerequisite: HIM S280 (may be taken concurrently).

No notes

Tuition and fees: $421 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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