MEDA190 Introduction to Health Information

Department of Business Studies: Medical Assisting

I. Course Number and Title
MEDA190 Introduction to Health Information Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is an introduction to the health care delivery system with emphasis on health information management professions, health care settings, the patient record, standards and regulations, numbering and filing systems, record storage and circulation, indexes, registers, health data collection, legal aspects, and coding and reimbursement.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    1. Course
    2. Students will
      1. identify and describe the regulators of health care, including government and non-government agencies, voluntary and mandatory;
      2. define the classification, composition, and structure of hospitals;
      3. demonstrate an understanding of the major categories of third party payers and payment systems;
      4. demonstrate an understanding of the role of health information in reimbursement; and
      5. complete and process a health record within the health information department.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. health care delivery systems
    2. health information management professionals
    3. health care settings
    4. the patient record: hospital, physician office, and alternate care settings
    5. content of the patient record: inpatient, outpatient, and physician office
    6. numbering & filing systems and record storage & circulation
    7. indexes, registers, and health data collection
    8. legal aspects of health information management
    9. coding and reimbursement
    10. functions of the health record
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course format

Review/Approval Date - 10/04; Revised 12/2009