This course teaches the fundamentals of human nutrition as they relate to health, well-being and personal food choices. It applies basic nutritional science to the requirements of life cycle stages, activity and exercise, and various states.

This course is designed to introduce the student to hospital reimbursement methodologies. The student will learn basic reimbursement and methodologies knowledge for inpatient setting including Medicare acute, skilled inpatient reimbursement guidelines, and prospective payment systems. An introduction to Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) and coding assignment will be explored. An in-depth review of the structure and organization of Medicare inpatient prospective payment systems and coding for inpatient services will be discussed. A further review of data quality, coding compliance, and health record auditing will complete this course.

Health is a dynamic state where optimal body functioning is maintained. This course is designed to provide knowledge about the behaviors that can either maintain or degrade human health, so you will learn how to make healthy decisions throughout your lifespan. Content includes: emotions and the body; behavior and drugs; the family and mental health; personal health care; the body and disease; and health in society.

This course provides a comprehensive review of the medical coding processes and procedures including practice test activities for the purpose of building and preparing students for the certification examination. Students are presented realistic coding cases that typify the situations medical coders encounter in professional physician or outpatient facility settings. This enhances the students’ ability to apply their knowledge of procedural coding in accordance with payment methodologies and coding guidelines. The course prepares the student for the Certified Coding Professional (CPC) and Certified Coding Specialist Physician-based (CCS-P) certification tests.

This course examines the role of ethics in patient care. Emphasis is given to the doctor-patient relationship, confidentiality, laws, and regulations.

Students are introduced to health insurance and reimbursement practices including the mechanics of submitting insurance claim forms (electronically and via paper) and current industry coding for medical office treatments and procedures. Students will become familiar with routine practices of medical billing, the industry of health insurance, legal issues, regulations, and the various methodologies used in reimbursement procedures.

Building upon skills learned in (HCM101) Medical Coding I, students continue learning the coding procedures and information necessary to ensure accurate records. Students will practice using coding in specific scenarios and will review case studies to analyze the appropriate usage of coding.

Students are given the foundation practices and procedures for ensuring accurate coding. In this course students will receive an introduction to medical coding and review the uses of medical coding in the healthcare environment. Distinctions will be made between the ICD-9-CM and CPT coding systems, and students will also be introduced to the HCPCS coding system.

This course introduces students to the practice of health information management. Topics include health records, data sets, classification systems, reimbursement, and health information technology.