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| HITT250 syllabus
|COURSE NUMBER: ||HITT250|
Clinical Practicum II |
|SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:||2|
|STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:||90|
Students are assigned to health information management (HIM) departments to provide the students with an opportunity to have hands on experience with HIM functions with special emphasis on supervisory functions.
Students will work under the supervision of a qualified Registered Health
Information Administrator/Registered Health Information Technician or other
qualified personnel to whom they are assigned. The students will also be
assigned to the Danville Area Community College Health Information Technology
Program Laboratory for simulated experience as required.
with a grade of C or better. Completion or current enrollment in
This course is not available for web registration.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Read and list all policies and procedures related to the
quality, compliance, or utilization committees.
- Recognize compliance issues related to HIM and other departments.
- Describe and carry out Utilization duties as directed.
- Apply policies and procedures for access and disclosure of personal health information.
- Understand risk management policies and assist in performing an audit.
- Identify the role of the Risk Manager.
- Identify the role of the Health Information Management Department in both Utilization and Risk Management.
- List the core duties of the privacy officer.
- Identify the security policies and procedures developed to meet The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Code actual health records in the different settings using nomenclature and
- Perform a Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) in one area of the department.
- Develop an in-service for a given area of a section under the guidance of the supervisor.
- Monitor the Workflow of an assigned area and discuss finding with Director.
- Complete a special project as designed by the HIM Director.
Code and review diagnoses and procedures according to department
requirements using International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
- Accurately abstract health records
according to departmental procedures.
- Choose the correct principal
diagnosis and correctly sequence all other diagnoses following American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Federal regulations.
- Choose the correct principal procedure, and correctly
sequence all other procedures.
- Assign the correct Diagnostic-Related Group (DRG) and Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) category for Medicare records utilizing an automated grouper.
- Demonstrate the ability
to code outpatient procedures with Current Procedure Terminology -4th Edition/The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (CPT-4/HCPCS).
- Identify and process statistical data generated by the coding department.
- Participate in group discussion of clinical experience and analysis of the components of health information management services.
- Discuss future growth (lifelong learning) including coding certification, cancer registries, medical office management, and obtaining a degree in health information management.
- Prepare for the national certification exam.
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
- Quality Management
- Risk Management
- Privacy office/Compliance office
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstoreEVALUATION:
Academic credit for each intern experience is equivalent to
2 credit hours. The final grade is based on evidence of technical knowledge, decision-making ability, communication skills, initiative, punctuality, and completion of project assignments.
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
59 & below = F
Note: Must receive a C or better to pass.
This course addresses the following domains of knowledge identified by the
American Health Information Management Association as indicators of entry-level
competency for Health Information Technology. See the student handbook for a
complete list of domains and subdomains. The standards covered will be dependent on the work site.
Domain I. Data Content, Structure & Standards
Subdomain I.A. Classification Systems
- Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current guidelines
- Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding
- Apply diagnostic and procedural groupings
- Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic/procedural groupings
Subdomain I.B. Health Record Content and Documentation
- Analyze the documentation in the health record to ensure it supports the
diagnosis and reflects the patient's progress, clinical findings, and discharge
- Verify the documentation in the health record is timely, complete, and
- Identify a complete health record according to organizational policies,
external regulations and standards
- Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of various providers and
disciplines, to support documentation requirements, throughout the continuum of
Subdomain I.C. Data Governance
- Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health
Subdomain I.D. Data Management
- Collect and maintain health data
- Apply graphical tools for data presentations
Subdomain I.E. Secondary Data Sources
- Identify and use secondary data sources
- Validate the reliability and accuracy of secondary data sources
Domain II. Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy &
Subdomain II.A. Health Law
- Apply healthcare legal terminology
- Identify the use of legal documents
- Apply legal concepts and principles to the practice of HIM
Subdomain II.B. Data Privacy, Confidentiality & Security
- Apply confidentiality, privacy and security measures and policies and
procedures for internal and external use and exchange to protect electronic
- Apply retention and destruction policies for health information
- Apply system security policies according to departmental and organizational
Subdomain II.C. Release of Information
- Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of
protected health information
Domain III. Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
Subdomain III.A. Health Information Technologies
- Utilize software in the completion of HIM processes
- Explain policies and procedures of networks, including intranet and Internet
to facilitate clinical and administrative applications
Subdomain III.B. Information Management Strategic Planning
- Explain the process used in the selection and implementation of health
information management systems
- Utilize health information to support enterprise wide decision support for
Subdomain III.C. Analytics and Decision Support
- Explain analytics and decision support
- Apply report generation technologies to facilitate decision-making
Subdomain III.D. Health Care Statistics
- Utilize basic descriptive, institutional, and healthcare statistics
- Analyze data to identify trends
Subdomain III.E. Research Methods
- Explain common research methodologies and why they are used in healthcare
Subdomain III.F. Consumer Informatics
- Explain usability and accessibility of health information by patients,
including current trends and future challenges
Subdomain III.G. Health Information Exchange
- Explain current trends and future challenges in health information exchange
Subdomain III.H. Information Integrity and Data Quality
- Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health
data both internal and external to the health system
Domain IV. Revenue Management
Subdomain IV.A. Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement
- Apply policies and procedures for the use of data required in healthcare
- Evaluate the revenue cycle management processes
Domain V. Compliance
Subdomain V.A. Regulatory
- Analyze policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations and
- Collaborate with staff in preparing the organization for accreditation,
licensure, and/or certification
- Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements related to health
Subdomain V.B. Coding
- Analyze current regulations and established guidelines in clinical
- Determine accuracy of computer assisted coding assignment and recommend
Subdomain V.C. Fraud Surveillance
- Identify potential abuse or fraudulent trends through data analysis
Subdomain V.D. Clinical Documentation Improvement
- Identify discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data
- Develop appropriate physician queries to resolve data and coding
Domain VI. Leadership
Subdomain VI.A. Leadership Roles
- Summarize health information related leadership roles
- Apply the fundamentals of team leadership
- Organize and facilitate meetings
Subdomain VI.B. Change Management
- Recognize impact of change management on processes, people and systems
Subdomain VI.C. Work Design and Process Improvement
- Utilize tools and techniques to monitor, report, and improve processes
- Identify cost-saving and efficient means of achieving work processes and
- Utilize data for facility-wide outcomes reporting for quality management and
Subdomain VI.D. Human Resources Management
- Report staffing levels and productivity standards for health information
- Interpret compliance with local, state, and federal labor regulations
- Adhere to work plans, policies, procedures, and resource requisitions in
relation to job functions
Subdomain VI.E. Training and Development
- Explain the methodology of training and development
- Explain the return on investment for employee training and development
Subdomain VI.F. Strategic and Organizational Management
- Summarize a collection methodology for data to guide strategic and
- Understand the importance of healthcare policy-making as it relates to the
healthcare delivery system
- Describe the differing types of organizations, services, and personnel and
their interrelationships across the healthcare delivery system
- Apply information and data strategies in support of information governance
- Utilize enterprise-wide information assets in support of organizational
strategies and objectives
Subdomain VI.G. Financial Management
- Plan budgets
- Explain accounting methodologies
- Explain budget variances
Subdomain VI.H. Ethics
- Comply with ethical standards of practice
- Evaluate the consequences of a breach of healthcare ethics
- Assess how cultural issues affect health, healthcare quality, cost, and HIM
- Create programs and policies that support a culture of diversity
Subdomain VI.I. Project Management
- Summarize project management methodologies
Subdomain VI.J. Vendor/Contract Management
- Explain Vendor/Contract Management
Subdomain VI.K. Enterprise Information Management
- Apply knowledge of database structure and design
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