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HIM 300: Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems

Course Description

The course will focus on common coding, terminologies and vocabularies used in the healthcare delivery and management. This include International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding, Healthcare Common Procedures Coding System (HCPCS), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding, National Drug Codes (NDC), Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED), Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC), Drug Terminology Systems, and Data Interchange Standards (DIS). (3 credits)

This course meets certain CAHIIM competencies for HIM Majors.

Prerequisites

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2
  • HCA 105: Medical Terminology

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the purpose and function of the International Classification of Diseases.
  2. Identify the functions and relationships between healthcare classification systems and taxonomies.
  3. Describe the uses and functions of ICD, CPT, SNOMED-CT, LOINC, DSM and RxNorm.
  4. Explain the purpose and use of National Drug Codes, Current Dental Terminology, International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health, and Terminologies Used in Nursing.
  5. Identify data interchange standards.
  6. Utilize clinical vocabularies.
  7. Research electronic applications for clinical classification and coding.
  8. Analyze the need to monitor the use of clinical vocabularies and terminologies used in the organizatgion's health information systems.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Note: A grade of C must be earned in order to pass the course for the HIM major (C-, D, D- will not count toward completion of the course and will appear on the Advising Worksheet as not taken).

AssignmentsWeight

Discussions (Weeks 1-8)

15%

Chapter 18 Quiz

10%

Assignments - Chapter Review Questions (Weeks 1-7) and Chapter 1 Assignment

40%

Competency Assignments

10%

Final Exam (Week 8)

 25%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore

  • Giannagelo, Kathy. Healthcare Code Sets, Clinical Terminologies, and Classification Systems - with Access Code. 4th ed. AHIMA Publications, 2019. ISBN-13: 9781584266730
    Note: Students must purchase this book NEW to ensure the use of an Access Code needed for online resources

Course Schedule

(Note: Course week runs Monday 12:00 am EST - Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

WeekSLOsReadings and ExercisesAssignments

1

1,2,3,6,7

Topics: International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the US Modifications; ICD-11 Overview

  • Reading:
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 7
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial post must be completed by Wednesday at 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit Assignment - ICD-10-PCS Review (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Week 1 Practice Quiz (Not graded)

2

2,3,8,9

Topics: CPT and HCPCS

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial post must be completed by Wednesday at 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit Assignment - Chapters 2 & 3 Student Workbook Review Questions (online) (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Week 2 Practice Quiz (Not graded)

3

3,4,5

Topics: National Drug Codes; Current Dental Terminology

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial post must be completed by Wednesday at 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit Assignment - Chapters 4 & 5 Review Questions (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Week 3 Practice Quiz (Not graded)

4

3,4,5

Topics: RxNorm; DSM

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 8
    • Chapter 9
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit Assignment - Chapters 8 & 9 Review Questions (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Week 4 Practice Quiz (Not graded)

5

3,6,8,9

Topics: Terminologies - SNOMED CT and ICD-11, LOINC and Nursing

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 10
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit Assignment - Chapters 6 & 10 Review Questions (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Week 5 Practice Quiz (Not graded)

6

3,7,8

Topics: International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health; Terminologies Used in Nursing

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 11
    • Chapter 12
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit Assignment - Chapters 11 & 12 Review Questions (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Week 6 Practice Quiz (Not graded)

7

2,4,5,6,7

Topics: Other Terminologies and Classifications Systems; Data Interchange Standards

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 13
    • Chapter 15
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit Assignment - Chapters 15, 16 & 17 Review Questions (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Week 7 Practice Quiz (Not graded)
  • Submit Competency Assignment: Identify Data Interchange Standards Classifications (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Prepare for Final Exam

8

10

Topics: Use of Terminologies, Classifications, and Value Sets; Final Exam

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 18
    • Review all chapters to prepare for the final exam
  • Review previous chapters
  • Complete Chapter 18 Quiz: Using Clinical Vocabularies
  • Complete Final Exam (Due by Saturday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Course Evaluation

Final Exam
Chapters 1-18
SLOs 1-10

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