|Course Number||Course Title||CL||LAB||CR|
|HS 101||Medical Terminology||3||0||3|
|BI 120||Human Biology||3||2||4|
|BI 122||Basic Pathophysiology||3||0||3|
Health Care Data Content
and Delivery Systems
|IT 102||PC Applications||3||0||3|
|HS 116||Introduction to Hospital Coding||4||0||4|
|HS 117||Intermediate Hospital Coding||3||0||3|
|HS 218||Advanced Hospital Coding||3||0||3|
|HS 219||Ambulatory Coding||4||0||4|
Prerequisites: Be a high school graduate or the equivalent; keyboarding skills helpful.
CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
Curriculum for students entering program in 2014-15.
Health Information Management is a dynamic field and a growing profession. Coding professionals are trained specialists in classifying medical data and transforming diagnoses, conditions, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures into coded data that serve as the basis for local, regional, state-wide, national and world-wide comparison. Payment for medical care is contingent on the coded data provided by medical coding specialists. Employment opportunities include positions in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, nursing homes, insurance companies, and mental health facilities. Coding specialists work with ICD-9, CPT Codes and medical information and reimbursement systems. These codes change on a yearly basis and ongoing training is required. Students will gain hands-on experience using 3-M Coding and Grouping software. The program provides students with the necessary tools to sit for the CCA exam. This program is available evenings only. This program is financial aid eligible. To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must submit an official, final high school transcript, or the equivalent documentation that demonstrates high school completion, to the NHTI Admissions Office.