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   5
    ACCT 101   Principles of Accounting   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 80. 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 101   Accounting 101   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   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 80. 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