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Term 1

501-101 Medical Terminology — 3 cr.

Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasizes spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduces operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

530-181 Introduction to the Health Record — 1 cr.

Prepares students to illustrate the flow of health information in various health care delivery systems and within the health information department. Prepares students to retrieve data from health records. Professional ethics, confidentiality and security of information are emphasized.

530-182 Human Diseases for the Health Professions — 3 cr.

Focuses on the common diseases of each body system as encountered in all types of health care settings by health information professionals. Emphasizes understanding the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatment (including pharmacologic) of each disease.

530-197 ICD Diagnosis Coding — 3 cr.

Prepares students to assign ICD diagnosis codes supported by medical documentation with entry-level proficiency. Students apply instructional notations, conventions, rules and official coding guidelines when assigning ICD diagnosis codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation.

806-189 Basic Anatomy — 3 cr.

Examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Students correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems. This course is intended for programs that involve indirect patient care, i.e., Health Information Technology, Medical Coding Specialist, etc.

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806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology — 4 cr.

Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body.

890-101 **College 101 — 2 cr.

Develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on utilizing Moraine Park websites, online Course Management System and college resources. Student responsibility and expectations for success in college are explored. Emphasizes learning strategies, goals, lifestyle balance and skills for interdependence.

Total: 15

Term 2

501-107 Introduction to Healthcare Computing — 2 cr.

Provides an introduction to basic computer functions and applications utilized in contemporary healthcare settings. Students are introduced to the hardware and software components of modern computer systems and the application of computers in the workplace.

530-176 Health Data Management — 2 cr.

Introduces the use and structure of healthcare data elements, data sets, data standards, their relationships to primary and secondary record systems and health information processing.

530-184 CPT Coding — 3 cr.

Prepares learners to assign CPT codes, supported by medical documentation, with entry level proficiency. Learners apply CPT instructional notations, conventions, rules, and official coding guidelines when assigning CPT codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation.

530-185 Healthcare Reimbursement — 2 cr.

Prepares students to compare and contrast health care payers, illustrate the reimbursement cycle and to comply with regulations related to fraud and abuse. Students assign Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) and Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) with entry-level proficiency using computerized encoding and grouping software.

530-195 Applied Coding — 2 cr.

Prepares students to assign ICD and CPT/HCPCS codes supported by medical documentation with intermediate level of proficiency. Students will prepare appropriate physician queries in accordance with compliance guidelines and will assign codes to optimize appropriate reimbursement.

530-199 ICD Procedure Coding — 2 cr.

Prepares students to assign ICD procedure codes supported by medical documentation with entry-level proficiency. Students apply instructional notations, conventions, rules and official coding guidelines when assigning ICD procedure codes to case studies and actual medical record documentation.

Total: 13

Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements: 28

** The credits for 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Students will need to complete Basic Math Proficiency.

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