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Medical Coding & Reimbursement Curriculum

Course Format

PCAP ApprovedTheory is presented in lectures. Laboratory projects or other assignments reinforce lectures and provide hands-on experiences simulating on-the-job activities. All HIIM classes are now online. Some non-HIIM prefixed classes are available in online format, or on campus, or in hybrid format.

Program Requirements 

Students are required to confer with HIIM program faculty for curriculum planning due to prerequisite requirements in many courses and because not all courses are offered each quarter. There are several types of plans that students can choose to complete their curriculum. Suggested sequences are provided to you below for full-time students and part-time students. It is important to meet with an HIIM/HIIM faculty member to advise you.

A quantitative reasoning (QR) course is required by the college for all students graduating from an Associate Degree or Certificate of Proficiency program. MATH 080 (and higher level math courses), BUS TC 105 Computer Applications, BUSTC 150 Excel all meet this requirement. Other approved QR courses are found here.

 

Suggested Curriculum Plans

Suggested Sequence of Classes - Plan A - Full-Time Student

       
Fall, Year 1 HIIM 120 Survey of Healthcare Delivery 4
  HIIM 125 Hospital and Clinic Records 5
  HIIM 134 Medical Terminology 5
       
Winter, Year 1 HIIM 171 Basic ICD-10 Coding 5
  HIIM 174 Pharmacology 3
  HIIM 175 Human Diseases 5
       
Spring, Year 1 HIIM 154 Medical Reimbursement 5
  HIIM 170 Legal Aspects of Healthcare 4
  HIIM 172 CPT Coding 5
       
Summer, Year 1 HIIM 173 Intermediate Coding 5
  BUS 104 or 105 Human Relations in Business* 2-5
  See List Quantitative Reasoning** 5
       
Fall, Year 2 HIIM 225 Computers in Healthcare 5
  HIIM 228 Medical Coding Practicum 2
  ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I 5

 *Or HIIM 224  Management for Health Information Supervisors, available to HIT students only.
**Quantitative Reasoning must be fulfilled if student tested out of MATH 098. See advisor for information.

Suggested Sequence of Classes - Plan B - Part-Time Student

       
Fall, Year 1 HIIM 120 Survey of Healthcare Delivery  4
  HIM 134 Medical Terminology  5
       
Winter, Year 1 HIIM 174 Pharmacology  3
  HIIM 175 Human Diseases  5
       
Spring, Year 1 HIIM 170 Legal Aspects of Healthcare 4
  ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
       
Summer, Year 1 BUS 104 or 105 Human Relations in Business* 2-5
  See List Quantitative Reasoning** 5
       
Fall, Year 2 HIIM 125 Hospital and Clinic Records 5
       
Winter, Year 2 HIIM 171 Basic ICD-10 Coding 5
       
Spring, Year 2 HIIM 154 Medical Reimbursement 5
  HIIM 172 CPT Coding 5
       
Summer, Year 2 HIIM 173 Intermediate Coding 5
       
Fall, Year 3 HIIM 225 Computers in Healthcare 5
  HIIM 228 Medical Coding Practicum 2

 *Or HIIM 224  Management for Health Information Supervisors, available to HIT students only.
**Quantitative Reasoning must be fulfilled if student tested out of MATH 098. See advisor for information.

Recommended Electives (Not Required)

BUSTC 150 Excel (5 credits)
Most computer Information Systems (CIS) courses when prerequisites are met
Communications courses for ESL students