Healthcare Coding Specialist - CERT

ALLIED HEALTH

Contact: BECKY HAGEMAN Hagemanb@hutchcc.edu (620)694-2440
Department Co-Chair: DEBBIE HACKLER Hacklerd@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: LORETTA HORTON Hortonl@hutchcc.edu (620)694-2455

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 45 credit hours.

First Semester

Course Title Credits
AL153 Pharmacology 3

Basic pharmacology for students pursuing allied health professions-basic drugs as related to diseases, effects of drugs on different systems of the body, interaction of drugs, side effects, contraindications and effectiveness in relation to dosages.

BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Four hours lecture and four hours laboratory per week.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112, or BI100 Bas Cncpt for AH Studies with a grade of C or better

HR100 Health Record Applications I 1

Lab providing overview of the health information profession; experience in assembly, analysis, and filing of health records; data entry and abstracting of health information; indices; filing of reportable events.
Pre-Reqs: Departmental Consent

HR103 Introduction to Health Information 3

Introduction to the health care field and health records with emphasis on the roles of health professionals, functions of the health information department, content and analysis of health records in a variety of health care settings and storage and retrieval of health information and common registries.
Pre-Reqs: Departmental Consent

HR105 Medical Terminology 3

Elements of medical language including common abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, correct usage, and meaning relating to body systems, medical science, and medical specialties.

Semester Total - 16

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
HR212 Pathophysiology 4

Etiologies, signs, symptoms, courses and complications of diseases, and the modern practices of diagnosis and treatment.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology, and BI103 Human A&P

HR216 Reimbursement Methodologies 3

Reimbursement methodologies for inpatient hospital and physician office billing.
Pre-Reqs: HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I, and HR210 CPT Coding, or Departmental Consent

HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I 4

Basic coding principles utilizing the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System (ICD-10-PCS) for the identification, coding, and sequencing of principal, primary, and secondary diagnoses; diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology, and BI103 Human A&P, or Departmental Consent

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3

Microcomputers and various software applications; hardware and software selection, integration, and implementation; fundamentals of operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and computer problem solving.

Semester Total - 14

Third Semester

Course Title Credits
CS104 Computers in Healthcare 3

Computer use within the healthcare industry: includes computer hardware, software,databases,security, privacy, storage and other computer related systems. Focus is on health information technicians, administrative and clinical systems as well as Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

HR107 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3

Introduction to the U.S. legal system, laws and ethical issues and how they relate to healthcare.
Pre-Reqs: HR103 Intro to Health Information, or Departmental Consent

HR202 ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care 2

Fundamentals of ICD-10 Coding principles for the long term care setting.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology, or Departmental Consent

HR210 CPT Coding 2

Current Procedural Terminology (CPR) Coding, ICD Coding for outpatient surgery and the physician's office and reimbursement issues involved in ambulatory care.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology, or Departmental Consent

HR223 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding II 3

A continuation of HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I. This course continues the instruction in coding principles utilizing the International classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System (ICD-10-PCS) for the identification, coding and sequencing of principal, primary, and secondary diagnoses: diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Pre-Reqs: HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I, or Departmental Consent

HR224 Coding Lab 1

Lab in manual and automated encoding; specialized records; utilizing the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and the international Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System (ICD-10-PCS); International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, 3rd Edition (ICD-03) and Cancer Registry activities; Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) and other codin g systems.
Pre-Reqs: HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I, or Departmental Consent

HR225 Health Record Coding Practicum 1

Supervised learning experience at affiliated facilities designed to give students clinical experience in inpatient and ambulatory coding.
Pre-Reqs: Departmental Consent

Semester Total - 15

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average full-time student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
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