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Health Information Technology (Limited Access Program), A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2114/2214 - Catalog 2017/2018

Linda Moss, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3756, Linda.Moss@daytonastate.edu

Martin Smith, Faculty, 386-506-3748, Martin.Smith@daytonastate.edu

Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052, Melissa.Brown@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Health Information Technology program at Daytona State College is to provide a quality program to educate and promote the science of Health Information Technology.

Description:

The program trains individuals to supervise many of the health information management department's daily functions; review records for consistency, completeness and accuracy; index and classify all diagnosis and operations on diseases for public health authorities; prepare studies for medical staff; and respond to authorized inquiries for insurance or legal purposes. Clinical experience will be provided in local health care facilities. Graduates are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Examination. Successful candidates are awarded the RHIT credential. RHIT designation signifies a person is a qualified specialist in coding, assembling, analyzing, abstracting and maintaining health information.

Program Accreditation: The Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).

AHIMA/CAHIIM Offices

233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor

Chicago, IL 60601

College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Student will learn communication skills including not just the ability to read, write, and speak, but also to listen and use non-verbal skills with different audiences, thus becoming a valuable member of a quality healthcare team.
  2. Student will be able to accurately code and bill in an outpatient setting using critical thinking skills by analyzing medical data, problem solving, and using the creative process.
  3. Students will gain personal growth and responsibility with the ability to understand and manage oneself and to make reasonable judgments based on an understanding of the diversity of the world community
  4. Students will show an understanding of information technology and quantitative literacy by showing an ability to locate and evaluate information in the electronic medical record thus being part of a technological society.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Lab Fees (including liability insurance): $159

Textbooks: $600

FDLE/FBI Background Screening: $90

Additional Admission Requirements

  • This is a limited access program. Continuing enrollment approval will be required to enroll in the program specific courses based on a selection process after completing the General Education classes required.
  • To be eligible for continuing enrollment, the student must qualify for ENC1101 (Introduction to Composition) and MAT1033 (Intermediate Algebra). This eligibility can be met through assessment results or course work.
  • Applicants starting in a Florida Public high school in 2003 or after and graduating from a Florida public high school with a standard high school diploma and active duty military are exempt from any placement testing. Applicants that have successfully completed college level English and/or Math may also be exempt from placement testing. All other applicants will be required to take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) and must be at the 10th grade level for reading, language and arithmetic.
  • Completion of the following course with a grade of 'C' or better is required for continuing enrollment approval: HSC1531 (Medical Terminology).
  • Submit completed application for continuing enrollment to the School of Health Careers.
  • Applications accepted anytime during the year.
  • Selection is made once per year. Applicants that have a 2.5 Cumulative GPA or higher will be given priority acceptance. Applicants with higher cumulative GPA's and successful completion of all prerequisite and corequisite courses will be considered more favorably.
  • Admissions into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • A pre-admission consultation with the assistant chair is recommended.
  • All program specific courses and general education courses must be completed with a grade 'C' or better. Program specific courses must have been completed within one year and evaluated by the assistant chair. All other substitutions must be approved by the Assistant Chair.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the Health Information Technology program as outlined in the Health Information Technology student handbook, as well as the College Student handbook.

The Medical Information Coder Biller AS Certificate is fully embedded in the AS Degree Health Information Technology Program. Classes taken for the Medical Information Coder Biller Program can be applied towards the Health Information Technology AS Degree.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 15 Credits

Communication Core (3 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

Natural Sciences Core (3 credits)

BSC1020Human Biology

3

BSC1020: Students wishing to transfer to a four year bachelors of science program should take BSC1085C (Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab) and BSC 1086C (Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab) instead of BSC1020 (Human Biology).

Humanities Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

HUM2020Introduction to Humanities

3

LIT2000Literature and Culture

3

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

PHI2010Introduction of Philosophy

3

THE1000Theatre Appreciation

3

Social Sciences Core (3 credits)

PSY1012General Psychology

3

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

HSC1531Medical Terminology

4

CGS2100Microcomputer Applications

3

HIM1000CIntroduction to Health Information Management and Lab

3

HIM1222CBeginning ICD-10-CM Coding and Lab

4

HIM1273Billing and Reimbursement Methods

2

HIM2012Legal Aspects of Health Records

2

HIM2214Health Information Management Statistics

3

HIM2234CAdvanced ICD-10-PCS Coding and Lab

5

HIM2253CBeginning CPT Coding and Lab

3

HIM2430Concepts of Diseases

4

HIM2442Pharmacology and Lab

1

HIM2400Health Records in Alternate Settings

2

HIM2500Quality Assurance and Compliance

2

HIM2512Health Information Systems Management

2

HIM2652Electronic Health Record

2

HIM2283CAdvanced CPT Coding and Lab

3

HIM2800Coding Professional Practice Experience I

1

HIM2810Professional Practice Experience II

2

HIM2820Professional Practice Experience III

2

HIM2920Health Information Management Seminar

2

HIM2930Special Topics in Health Information Technology

3

Sample Program of Study

Prerequisite Course

HSC1531Medical Terminology

4

Year 1

1st Semester - Spring

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

 

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

 

BSC1020Human Biology

3

HIM1000CIntroduction to Health Information Management and Lab

3

HIM1222CBeginning ICD-10-CM Coding and Lab

4

HIM2430Concepts of Diseases

4

2nd Semester - Summer

CGS2100Microcomputer Applications

3

HIM2442Pharmacology and Lab

1

HIM2253CBeginning CPT Coding and Lab

3

HIM1273Billing and Reimbursement Methods

2

3rd Semester - Fall

HIM2283CAdvanced CPT Coding and Lab

3

HIM2012Legal Aspects of Health Records

2

HIM2652Electronic Health Record

2

HIM2400Health Records in Alternate Settings

2

HIM2800Coding Professional Practice Experience I

1

Year 2

1st Semester - Spring

HIM2214Health Information Management Statistics

3

HIM2400Health Records in Alternate Settings

2

HIM2234CAdvanced ICD-10-PCS Coding and Lab

5

HIM2810Professional Practice Experience II

2

2nd Semester - Summer

Humanities Core

3

3rd Semester - Fall

PSY1012General Psychology

3

HIM2500Quality Assurance and Compliance

2

HIM2512Health Information Systems Management

2

HIM2820Professional Practice Experience III

2

HIM2920Health Information Management Seminar

2

HIM2930Special Topics in Health Information Technology

3

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 70