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2016 Spring Classes

HIM Health Information Management

An overview of health care systems and the health information management profession. Introduces classification systems, health record content and documentation, data governance and management, and secondary data sources. Presents information protection, access disclosure, archival, privacy and security. Introduces informatics, analytics and data use, including health information technologies, information management strategic planning, decision support, health care statistics, research methods, consumer informatics, health information exchange and information integrity and data quality.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38157 TD1 Susie Feero
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: Admission to any HIM program.

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

An overview of health care systems and the health information management profession. Introduces revenue management and reimbursement. Explores compliance in relation to regulatory, coding, fraud surveillance, and clinical documentation improvement. Introduces leadership roles, change management, work design and process improvement, human resource management, training and development, strategic and organizational management, financial management, ethics, project management, vendor management and enterprise information management.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38158 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
6:01p - 7:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: Admission to any HIM program.

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

HIM 135
3 CR
An introduction to root forms, prefixes and suffixes, and medical abbreviations. Focus is on terminology of body systems related to symptomatology, diseases and treatment.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38166 TD1 Ruthie Dearborn
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: Placement at ENGL S110 or higher.

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

Review of legal implications of health records and related legal issues including the patient record as a legal document. Examination of emerging laws and legal trends impacting the management of health care information. Introduction to risk management and the role of the HIM professional as compliance and privacy officer. Students attend a court hearing and complete a project on the impact of recent regulatory laws on healthcare settings.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39166 TD1 Rose Goeden
DIST ELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: HIM S111 and admission to HIM degree program.

Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to total quality management and improvement including history, philosophy, definitions, and tools. Explores performance improvement through review of case studies, with an overview of the historical development of case management. Introduces project management as related to HIM and implementation of electronic health information.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38172 TD1 Kathryn Kunemund
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: HIM S111 and admission to HIM program.

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

HIM 255
3 CR
Introduction to inpatient coding diagnoses and procedures, sequencing, coding conventions, and software. Overview of fraud and abuse regulations as they pertain to coding and billing. Introduction to reimbursement methodologies related to inpatient coding. Focus is on HCPCS/CPT, ICD, inpatient coding including coding guidelines and conventions.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38371 TD1 Martha Wade
DIST ELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 6:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: BIOL S112 and HIM S135.

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

An in-depth focus on coding issues, including coding validation, data accuracy, coding guidelines and training; and reimbursement and clinical documentation improvement. Impact of coding on financial stability of an organization.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38379 TD1 Martha Wade
DIST ELIVE
Monday
6:31p - 8:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: HIM S155 and HIM S255 or departmental permission.

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to critical components of managing accounts for healthcare organizations in the areas of claims processing, account resolution, budgets, finance, and compliance. Focus is on issues of billing and reimbursement for health care facilities and overview of third party payers.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38370 TD1 Rose Goeden
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite:HIM S101 and HIM S102.

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

HIM 280
3 CR
Concepts of management including management functions. A case study approach is employed to discuss responses to a variety of management functions through the use of guest speakers. Evaluation will be based on class participation, oral presentations, and completion of case studies.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38174 TD1 Susie Feero
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
6:01p - 7:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: Completion of all lower level HIM courses. Corequisite: HIM S291.

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

Provides a review of AHIMA skills needed to prepare for the Registered Health information Technician (RHIT) credential examination.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38175 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
6:01p - 6:29p
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: Completion of all HIM lower level program with C or higher, or concurrent enrollment.

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $210 (additional charges may apply)

An overview of the clinical, research, and administrative applications of computers in the health care industry. Emphasizes the role of this technology and the data collected in accomplishing the objectives and procedures of the principle functional areas, and the interrelationships of the organizational units with respect to data acquisition, storage, analysis, retrieval, and use.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38176 TD1 Susie Feero
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
6:31p - 7:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

Seventy-five hours of professional internship in an assigned health care setting. Application of operational management theory for a health information service. Orientation to all aspects of practice as a health information manager. Completion of management projects designed jointly by student and clinical supervisor. Student writes project report and site evaluation.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38180 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
5:00p - 6:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: HIM S280 (may be taken concurrently).

Course meeting times will only be the first 2 weeks of the semester. The rest of the course is 75 hours internship. Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $433 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2015 Fall Classes

HIM Health Information Management

An overview of health care systems and the health information management profession. Introduces classification systems, health record content and documentation, data governance and management, and secondary data sources. Presents information protection, access disclosure, archival, privacy and security. Introduces informatics, analytics and data use, including health information technologies, information management strategic planning, decision support, health care statistics, research methods, consumer informatics, health information exchange and information integrity and data quality.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
78962 TD1 Susie Feero
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Admission to any HIM program.

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

An overview of health care systems and the health information management profession. Introduces revenue management and reimbursement. Explores compliance in relation to regulatory, coding, fraud surveillance, and clinical documentation improvement. Introduces leadership roles, change management, work design and process improvement, human resource management, training and development, strategic and organizational management, financial management, ethics, project management, vendor management and enterprise information management.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
78963 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST ELIVE
Wednesday
6:01p - 7:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Admission to any HIM program.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

Focused coverage of computational skills in health information management related to administrative and financial functions, including arithmetic review, percentages, interest, ratio, proportion, unit factors, graphs, descriptive and inferential statistics that are unique to HIM. This course is applicable only to the Health Information Management AAS degree.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
79423 TD1 Bev Siercks
DIST WEB
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Placement into MATH S055 or higher.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

HIM 135
3 CR
An introduction to root forms, prefixes and suffixes, and medical abbreviations. Focus is on terminology of body systems related to symptomatology, diseases and treatment.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
78703 TD1 Ruthie Dearborn
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 6:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Placement at ENGL S110 or higher.

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start/ to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

HIM 155
3 CR
Introduction to outpatient coding diagnoses and procedures, sequencing, coding conventions, and software. Overview of fraud and abuse regulations as they pertain to coding and billing. Focus on HCPCS/CPT, ICD, ambulatory care coding including coding guidelines and sequencing.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
78964 TD1 Martha Wade
DIST ELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 6:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: BIOL S111 and HIM S135 and admission to any HIM program, or departmental permission.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces the use of electronic records and resources in today's health care environment. Presents an overview of automated health information management functions and emerging technologies. Examines the use of electronic health records and the impact of privacy and security concerns.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
78704 TD1 Susie Feero
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
6:00p - 7:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start/ to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

Review of legal implications of health records and related legal issues including the patient record as a legal document. Examination of emerging laws and legal trends impacting the management of health care information. Introduction to risk management and the role of the HIM professional as compliance and privacy officer. Students attend a court hearing and complete a project on the impact of recent regulatory laws on healthcare settings.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
79293 TD1 Rose Goeden
DIST ELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 6:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: HIM S111 and admission to HIM degree program.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to total quality management and improvement including history, philosophy, definitions, and tools. Explores performance improvement through review of case studies, with an overview of the historical development of case management. Introduces project management as related to HIM and implementation of electronic health information.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80011 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST WEB
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: HIM S111 and admission to HIM program.

Directed study for: Elise Weber

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces basic concepts underlying various pathological processes. Students draw on their knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology to understand how pathogenesis of disease occurs. Discussion of diseases, diagnostic process testing, and treatment options. Introduces drug terminology, administration, toxicity, vocabulary, standards and references. This course may not meet requirements for nursing programs.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
78716 TD1 Paul Bahna
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
4:00p - 6:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: BIOL S111 and S112. Corequisite: HIM/HS S135 or permission.

Contact with instructor via Email, Internet and phone. Additional information available at the course website: www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling toll free 800.478.6653. Order textbooks from MBS Direct: go to http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm. Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start/ to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $840 (additional charges may apply)

HIM 280
3 CR
Concepts of management including management functions. A case study approach is employed to discuss responses to a variety of management functions through the use of guest speakers. Evaluation will be based on class participation, oral presentations, and completion of case studies.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
78717 TD1 Susie Feero
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
6:01p - 7:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Completion of all lower level HIM courses. Corequisite: HIM S291.

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

Provides a review of AHIMA skills needed to prepare for the Registered Health information Technician (RHIT) credential examination.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
79294 TD1 Rose Goeden
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
6:01p - 7:00p
10/1 - 11/8

Prerequisite: Completion of all HIM lower level program with C or higher, or concurrent enrollment.

Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start to get started in your distance class. Order books from MBS Direct.

Tuition and fees: $230 (additional charges may apply)

An in-depth review of federal and state regulations and laws pertaining to the privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI)in all formats (paper/electronic). Students will practice skills through a virtual electronic health record system.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
78718 TD1 Rose Goeden
DIST ELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 6:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: HIM S240.

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start/ to get started in your distance class. Order books from MBS Direct.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Seventy-five hours of professional internship in an assigned health care setting. Application of operational management theory for a health information service. Orientation to all aspects of practice as a health information manager. Completion of management projects designed jointly by student and clinical supervisor. Student writes project report and site evaluation.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
78721 TD1 Leslie Gordon
DIST ELIVE
Thursday
6:01p - 7:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: HIM S280 (may be taken concurrently).

No notes

Tuition and fees: $420 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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