EHIT 1001 Introduction to Health Information Technology15 Hours

Introduction to Medical Office Administration will present the program orientation, and students will explore various program emphases. This course will prepare students to pass the HIPAA certification. The course will also cover emergency procedures and infection control in the healthcare office and introduce various job opportunities available in the Medical Office Administration

Course Objectives

  • Explain:
    • The background of the HIPAA regulations.
    • HIPAA privacy and security rules
    • OSHA’s role in regulating safety and health standards for the healthcare office
    • The role of workplace professionalism in career success
  • Describe:
    • The role of the health professional in HIPAA compliance.
    • Patient rights provided by HIPAA
    • procedures and processes to assure current and future compliance with evolving HIPAA regulations
    • Steps to maintain office security
    • The new Hazardous Communication Standards
    • The job responsibilities of a health insurance specialist, Dental/Medical Billing, and Coding Specialist, Medical/ Dental Office Specialist, and Surgical Technologist.
  • Define:
    • Legal terminology used in the HIPAA regulations.
  • Identify:
    • The training requirements for HIPAA compliance.
    • Violations of HIPAA.
    • Ergonomic factors that affect the administrative assistant’s work environment
  • Compare medical ethics and medical etiquette.
  • Discuss:
    • Electrical and fire safety
    • Introductory health insurance concepts
  • List:
    • Ways to prepare for medical, environmental emergencies, and other disasters.
BTEC 1030 Operating Systems and Email Applications30 Hours

Operating Systems and Email Applications explores essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. Throughout this course, you will study how to maneuver within the Windows environment through hands-on activities; including, launching programs, working with windows and the taskbar to enable multitasking, customizing the desktop, and managing files. You will also use both a USB drive and the cloud for file storage. Finally, you will examine how to use the Internet to efficiently search for information on the Web and send and receive email.

Course Objectives

  • Practice occupational safety when working on computers.
  • Customize a computer work environment under the Windows 10 Operating System.
  • Operate a computer using basic operating system functions.
  • Multitask effectively using the taskbar and program windows.
  • Use common features found in drop-down menus, on toolbars and ribbons, and on scroll bars.
  • Demonstrate understanding of computer file structures by creating new folders and subfolders to organize files.
  • Find files and folders with Windows Search and Windows Explorer.
  • Define the Internet and describe how a computer connects to it.
  • Navigate the web by using a browser’s address bar, hyperlinks, favorites, the history panel, and search engines.
  • Identify when you are browsing with a secure connection.
  • Send, receive, and reply to email message.
  • Attach files to and open attachments from email messages.
  • Describe common ways to safeguard against Internet security threats.
  • Use email contacts to send messages to multiple addressees and create groups.
BTEC 1031 Word Processing Fundamentals30 Hours

In this course, students will create, format, and save documents. They will also be introduced to the Help feature, the spelling and grammar checker, the format painter, styles, and how to copy and move text in order to produce and enhance business documents.

Course Objectives

  • Navigate in a document using the mouse, the scroll bars, and the navigation pane
  • Open, close, and save a document
  • Select, copy, move, and edit text
  • Customize documents using character, paragraph, and section formatting
  • Use and customize the Ribbon, the Quick Access toolbar, and the Mini toolbar
  • Use the proofreading tools, including the Spelling and Grammar check and Find and Replace
BTEC 1023 Business Calculations60 Hours
This course prepares students to perform basic business math calculations using the touch method on the 10-key calculator and a spreadsheet application.  These calculations include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, fractions, and combining operations.  Attention will be given to speed and accuracy on the 10-key and basic spreadsheet formulas.
BTEC 1510 Business English90 Hours

Business English emphasizes essentials of business English. Throughout this course, you will study writing, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading.

Course Objectives

  • Practice common business writing styles
  • Utilize correct grammar rules
  • Use correct punctuation
  • Identify common writing errors
WKSK 1400 Workplace Success60 Hours

Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
BTEC 1033 Database Fundamentals30 Hours

Database applications focuses on the design and creation of databases and introduces the application of database capabilities for information management and data manipulation. Students will practice designing, creating, manipulating, extracting, and presenting data using Microsoft Access. This course further provides students with more advanced skills in database design and creation, data extraction and presentation, database relationships, and data interconnectivity. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam for Access.

Course Objectives

  • Create and manage databases using tables, forms, queries, and reports
  • Maintain data integrity by setting field properties, validation rules, look-up fields, and input masks
  • Add criteria to queries to create calculated fields, parameter queries, summary queries, and action queries
  • Create and execute action queries and simple SQL statements
  • Customize reports using controls, grouping, sorting, totals, sub-reports, and conditional formatting
  • Create and modify templates, table relationships, and macrosEnhance forms by adding relationships, calculated controls, tab controls, aggregate functions, and form buttons
  • Import and export data to and from other applications, and create mail merges.
WKSK 1500 Job Seeking Skills30 Hours

Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
EHIT 1120 Medical Terminology90 Hours

This course provides the student with the necessary skills to interpret and define medical terminology, in order to be successful in the pursuit of health occupation careers. This is accomplished by utilizing a method of study that not only instructs the students in building medical terms but also gives the student immediate application in utilizing the medical term.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize common abbreviations used in each body system and specialty area.
  • Build, analyze, and define medical terms using word parts
  • Describe:
    • The origin of medical terms.
    • Organizational components of the body, directional terms, anatomic planes, regions, and quadrants.
  • Identify:
    • The major body system structures and their related word parts.
    • Plural endings for medical terms
  • Define:
    • Medical terms related to diseases and disorders.
    • Diagnostic terms for each body system.
    • Surgical terms related to each body system.
    • Medical terms commonly used in obstetrics and neonatology.
    • Medical terms used in oncology.
    • The four word parts and the combining vowel
EHIT 1130 Medical Law and Ethics60 Hours

Medical law and Ethics provides exposure to the legal and ethical issues that affect the healthcare setting, including guidelines, requirements, risk management, and application of HIPPA regulations.

Course Objectives

  • Describe:
    • Describe ethical considerations for healthcare professionals in issues of genetic testing and stem cell research.
    • Describe ethical questions related to death and dying.
    • The ethical basis of informed consent.
    • DOPL’s mission statement.
    • Specific types of intentional torts.
    • Child, spousal, elder and sexual abuse and possible signs of abuse.
    • Conflict management and conflict resolution.
    • Types of healthcare providers and professionals.
    • Types of practice structures.
    • Different types of health insurance plans and related patient costs.
  • Identify:
    • Professional qualities necessary for healthcare employment.
    • Elements of informed consent.
    • Responsible parties for obtaining informed consent and the issues related to delegation of the responsibility.
    • Issues of ownership related to medical records.
    • Ways to improve record documentation in the practice setting.
    • Actions that are recognized as medical malpractice.
    • Examples of ethical and illegal actions that would warrant disciplinary actions.
    • The state and federal agencies that oversee matters that require disciplinary action.
    • The communicable and sexually transmitted diseases that must be reported.
    • And appreciate cultural differences.
  • Define:
    • The term bioethics.
    • The key points of HIPAA related to health care.
    • DOPL’s role and its two primary functions.
    • Negligence and explain the four elements necessary to establish negligence.
    • Various advance medical directives, including the difference between and advance directive, living will, durable power of attorney, a healthcare proxy, and DNR order.
    • Death and describe the criteria for determination of death set forth in the UDDA.
  • Explain:
    • The different types of law in the United States.
    • The functions of an advance directive, a living will and DNR form.
    • Standard of Care in medicine.
    • Workplace standards and expectations.
    • The key U.S. laws affecting healthcare professional.
    • The concept of “respondent superior” and its role in malpractice cases.
    • Professional liability.
  • Demonstrate:
    • An understanding of the various levels of the U.S. court system.
    • The verification of a medical license(s).
    • The verification processes of Medical Practice Act and Rules.
    • Discuss:
    • The risks involved of inaccurate documentation.
    • Privacy ad HIPAA regulations as they pertain to medical records.
    • The employer’s liability policy exclusions and their effect on individual employer liability.
  • Relate specific ethical theories to healthcare situations.
  • Examine the importance of ethics in healthcare.
  • Examine the specific forms for applied codes of ethics used in the medical field.
  • Acknowledge the Workforce Confidentiality Agreement and Notice of Privacy Practice Policies.
EHIT 1250 Therapeutic Communications for Health Professionals30 Hours

This course will provide the student with the basic principles of psychology required in a healthcare environment including the identification of developmental stages of the life cycle, hereditary, cultural and environmental influences on behavior, and mental health issues.

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between the ideal self, the public self, and the real self
  • Identify and explain keys to successful communication
  • Analyze the five Cs of communication and describe their communication effectiveness
  • Describe Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and its relationship to time focus
  • Compare and contrast the culture and religious backgrounds of various cultures
  • Describe the following:
    • Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
    • Sigmund Freud’s psychosocial forces—the id, the ego, and the superego
    • Lawrence Kohlberg’s moral development theory
    • Erik Erikson’s eight stages of psychosocial crises and appropriate therapeutic responses
  • Describe stress theories as presented by the following:
    • Claude Bernard
    • Walter B. Cannon
    • Hans Selye
  • Differentiate between curative care and palliative care
  • Compare and contrast:
    • The behaviors of a fearful vs angry or aggressive patient
    • Substance dependence vs substance abuse
    • Acute illness vs chronic illness and life-altering illness
  • Compare and contrast:
    • How men and women express grief
    • Life-threatening vs terminal illness
EHIT 1200 Medical Office Administrative Procedures I90 Hours

This course is designed to teach students the basic skills required to perform clerical functions efficiently in a medical office setting.

Course Objectives

  • Establish priorities and implement time management principles to organize and perform clerical duties
  • Compare and Contrast
    • Managed care and traditional health care systems
    • The different types of health care settings
    • Physician and administrative assistant roles in terms of standard of care
    • Criminal and civil law as it applies to the practicing administrative assistant
  • Differentiate between subjective and objective information
  • Identify:
    • Identify techniques for overcoming communication barriers
    • Critical information required for scheduling patient admissions and/or procedures
  • Perform fundamental writing skills including correct grammar, spelling, and formatting techniques when writing prescriptions, and documenting medical records
  • Recognize office policies and protocols for handling appointments
  • Discuss pros and cons of various filing methods
  • Recognize the importance of local, state and federal legislation and regulations in the practice setting
  • Identify and properly utilize office machines, computerized systems and medical software such as:
    • Efficiently maintain and understand different types of medical correspondence and medical reports
    • Apply computer application skills using a variety of different electronic programs including both practice management software and EMR software
  • Differentiate:
    • Between bookkeeping and accounting
    • Between accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Compare manual and computerized bookkeeping systems used in ambulatory healthcare
EHIT 1210 Medical Office Administrative Procedures II30 Hours

In this course, the student will be introduced to administrative procedures including: chart management, basic pharmacology, and emergency procedures in the medical office.

Course Objectives

  • Explain:
    • OSHA’s role in regulating safety and health standards for the medical office.
    • HIPAA and how it applies to all members of the office personnel.
    • The “Red Flags Rule” and how it deters medical identity theft.
    • Components of a prescription.
    • Prevention measures used to track prescription refills and avoid prescription errors.
    • Classifications of drugs based on their functions.
  • Describe
    • Various types of content maintained in a patient’s medical record
    • The retention periods for temporary and permanent patient records
    • The legal methods to transfer and dispose of patient records- including confidential materials
    • The new Hazardous Communication Standards-
    • Ways to prepare for medical, environmental emergencies, and other disasters.
  • Perform fundamental writing skills including correct grammar, spelling, and formatting techniques when writing prescriptions, and documenting medical records
  • Define an internal and external audit of medical records.
  • Discuss e-script uses and state the benefits of using an electronic prescription program.
  • Document telephone calls regarding prescriptions in the medical record.
EHIT 1140 Body Structures and Functions120 Hours

Students in this course will be introduced to the basic structure and function of the human body. They will develop a basic understanding of organs and organ systems and be introduced to the pathophysiological changes that can disrupt normal homeostasis. The course will guide the student along a journey of understanding on how the human body operates on a daily basis and how anatomy applies to the medical record. This course gives the student an overview of microbiology, infection control and universal precautions. This course would be valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession.

Course Objectives

  • Describe:
    • Structural organization of the human body
    • Body planes, directional terms, quadrants, and cavities
    • Identify body systems
    • The normal function of each body system
    • Basic principles of first aid as they pertain to the ambulatory healthcare setting
  • List major organs in each body system
  • Identify:
    • The anatomical location of major organs in each body system.
    • Common pathology related to each body system including: signs, symptoms, etiology.
    • The classifications of medications including:
      • indications for use
      • desired effects
      • side effects
      • adverse reactions
    • Quality assurance practices in healthcare.
  • Compare structure and function of the human body across the life span.
  • Analyze pathology for each body system including:
    • diagnostic measures
    • treatment modalities
EHIT 1230 Practical Healthcare Billing60 Hours

Practical Healthcare Billing introduces healthcare billing practices. During this course, you will study billing procedures and functions which support the beginning biller and enhance the learning process.  You will also accurately perform the job as a biller in a healthcare setting.

Course Objectives

  • Explain
    • The tasks and responsibilities of a medical biller.
    • The work environment
    • The difference between co-insurance and co-payments
    • Modifier usage
    • The importance of a completed patient registration form
    • The importance of accurate posting of payments and insurance adjustments
    • The difference between a rejected claim and a denied claim
    • The importance of claim follow up 
  • Describe:
    • The significance of maintaining the office’s accounts receivable
    • The function of rebilling
    • The types of health insurance and identification cards associated with the healthcare plans.
    • The use of various forms in the office
    • The concept of insurance adjustments
  • Decipher:
    • Data from a superbill and hospital sheet
    • The EOB
    • Patient aging and insurance aging reports
  • Identify:
    • An ICD-10 Code
    • The difference between a CPT code and a HCPCS national code
    • The difference between patient and insured data fields and provider or supplier data fields on the CMS-1500 form
    • The difference between initial and subsequent visits codes
    • The difference between admitting and consulting codes
    • The reasons for a claim denial
  • Discuss:
    • How health insurance differs from a medical discount card
    • The requirements and multiple uses for specific blocks on the CMS-1500 form
    • The use of critical care codes of inpatient services
    • The benefits of EFI
    • The necessary actions to be taken following denial of a claim
  • Accurately:
    • Complete the CMS-1500 form for inpatient and nursing facility services.
    • Complete the CMS-1500 form Case Studies
EHIT 1400 Electronic Health Records60 Hours

This course is organized to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory, and functional benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHR).

Course Objectives

  • Define electronic health records (EHR)
  • Become familiar with the HITECH Act and "Meaningful Use" criteria
  • Define the steps to implement an EHR program/software.
  • Define EHR architecture, hardware, software, networks, and interfaces
  • Describe EHR features, security controls, and data formats
  • Define EHR standards and documentation practices
  • Describe the general workflow that is part of a patient visit management in EHR
  • Describe the workflow process used to assure that each patient’s EHR is reviewed and updated routinely to maintain accuracy, completeness, and currency
  • Describe how the EHR system captures the details of a diagnostic or treatment order
  • Explain how the EHR and the practice management system contribute to implementing a treatment plan
  • Identify specific capabilities that a “certified” EHR must have to create prescriptions that support correct medication administration
  • Describe a patient portal and the types of patient interactions that can be performed using it
  • Describe the basic workflow of the coding and billing functions in the practice EHR environment
EHIT 1416 Comparative Health Information Management90 Hours

This course will prepare students for their role in the Health Informatics industry. Following ONC Guidelines, students will gain an understanding of the different health care delivery systems and the technology that is driving the profession as well as the health information management profession and health management organization. There is strong focus on Meaningful Use, HITECH, ARRA, HIE rules, regulations and legislation. Concentration will be focused on how to use technology to acquire and process health care data and records.

Course Objectives

  • Describe:
    • Important changes affecting healthcare delivery in the United States
    • Type of care typically associated with long-term care
    • Types of reimbursement and payer relationships within a long-term facility
    • Purpose of the minimum data and its use in the federal survey process and in case-mix payment systems
    • Major accrediting agencies for rehabilitation
    • Key features of the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system
    • (IRF PPS)
    • Care given to patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
    • Whom dialysis facilities are surveyed for compliance with various regulations and standards
    • Role of the health information management professional in organizations dealing with ESRD
  • Explain:
    • Impact of health care changes on the health information manager
    • Regulatory and accreditation standards that apply to hospital-based care
    • Various methods of record keeping and the natural separation of information into sections or divisions for individuals in an ICF/MR setting
    • Need for utilizing various coding systems for capturing and classifying data from the records of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Discuss:
    • Documentation issues in hospital-based care
    • Current reimbursement issues related to mental health treatment
    • Role of the health information manager in a mental health facility
    • Current state and use of electronic information systems in managing mental health treatment information
    • Current reimbursement issues related to substance abuse treatment
    • Quality improvement and utilization management within substance abuse facilities.
    • Role of the health information manager in a substance abuse facility
    • Use of electronic information system technology in managing substance abuse patient information
    • Components of appropriate documentation in the hospice clinical record
    • Capture of clinical visit information to track the cost of hospice care
    • Medicare Conditions of Participation relating to hospice care
  • Evaluate:
    • Government regulations, accreditation and information technology (IT) standards and industry practices
    • Major agencies or organizations that set standards for the facility and interpret their standards
  • Identify:
    • Various forms of managed care organizations and compare how they are structured
    • Basic requirements for electronic information systems in managed care
    • Types of consumer-directed health plans and their characteristics
    • Types of correctional facilities that exist and the responsible authority for each
    • Various health care delivery models that exist in correctional facilities
    • Role of HIPAA in correctional facilities
  • List and define the utilization management activities of a managed care organizations
  • Review sample forms used to track a person’s progress in rehabilitation
EHIT 1125 Medical Terminology and Anatomy for Coding120 Hours

Medical Terminology & Anatomy for Coding explores the preparation needed for a coding or health information management career with a focused delivery of content that allows recognition, recall, and application of knowledge. During this course, you will explore key Medical coding guidelines and will tie medical terminology and anatomy terms to current medical codes. You will demonstrate the ability to master the intricacies of coding and billing. You will also study the language of the medical professional and how specific vocabulary relates to both ICD-10 and CPT Coding.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize common abbreviations used in each body system and specialty area.
  • Build, analyze, and define medical terms using word parts
  • Apply medical terminology and anatomy to current ICD-10 and CPT Coding definitions.
  • Describe:
    • The origin of medical terms.
    • Organizational components of the body, directional terms, anatomic planes, regions, and quadrants.
  • Identify:
    • The major body system structures and their related word parts.
    • Plural endings for medical terms
  • Define:
    • Medical terms related to diseases and disorders.
    • Diagnostic terms for each body system.
    • Surgical terms related to each body system.
    • The four word parts and the combining vowel
EHIT 1230 Practical Healthcare Billing60 Hours

Practical Healthcare Billing introduces healthcare billing practices. During this course, you will study billing procedures and functions which support the beginning biller and enhance the learning process.  You will also accurately perform the job as a biller in a healthcare setting.

Course Objectives

  • Explain
    • The tasks and responsibilities of a medical biller.
    • The work environment
    • The difference between co-insurance and co-payments
    • Modifier usage
    • The importance of a completed patient registration form
    • The importance of accurate posting of payments and insurance adjustments
    • The difference between a rejected claim and a denied claim
    • The importance of claim follow up 
  • Describe:
    • The significance of maintaining the office’s accounts receivable
    • The function of rebilling
    • The types of health insurance and identification cards associated with the healthcare plans.
    • The use of various forms in the office
    • The concept of insurance adjustments
  • Decipher:
    • Data from a superbill and hospital sheet
    • The EOB
    • Patient aging and insurance aging reports
  • Identify:
    • An ICD-10 Code
    • The difference between a CPT code and a HCPCS national code
    • The difference between patient and insured data fields and provider or supplier data fields on the CMS-1500 form
    • The difference between initial and subsequent visits codes
    • The difference between admitting and consulting codes
    • The reasons for a claim denial
  • Discuss:
    • How health insurance differs from a medical discount card
    • The requirements and multiple uses for specific blocks on the CMS-1500 form
    • The use of critical care codes of inpatient services
    • The benefits of EFI
    • The necessary actions to be taken following denial of a claim
  • Accurately:
    • Complete the CMS-1500 form for inpatient and nursing facility services.
    • Complete the CMS-1500 form Case Studies
EHIT 1222 Medical Insurance Billing and Coding I60 Hours
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding I explores the basic skills necessary to process insurance claims. While in this course, you will identify how to apply managed care and third-party policies and procedures. You will also study how to obtain referrals and pre-certifications as well as perform procedural and diagnostic coding.
EHIT 1223 Medical Insurance Billing and Coding II60 Hours
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding II explores the basic skills necessary to process insurance claims. While in this course, you will identify how to apply managed care and third-party policies and procedures. You will also study how to obtain referrals and pre-certifications as well as perform procedural and diagnostic coding.
EHIT 1400 Electronic Health Records60 Hours

This course is organized to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory, and functional benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHR).

Course Objectives

  • Define electronic health records (EHR)
  • Become familiar with the HITECH Act and "Meaningful Use" criteria
  • Define the steps to implement an EHR program/software.
  • Define EHR architecture, hardware, software, networks, and interfaces
  • Describe EHR features, security controls, and data formats
  • Define EHR standards and documentation practices
  • Describe the general workflow that is part of a patient visit management in EHR
  • Describe the workflow process used to assure that each patient’s EHR is reviewed and updated routinely to maintain accuracy, completeness, and currency
  • Describe how the EHR system captures the details of a diagnostic or treatment order
  • Explain how the EHR and the practice management system contribute to implementing a treatment plan
  • Identify specific capabilities that a “certified” EHR must have to create prescriptions that support correct medication administration
  • Describe a patient portal and the types of patient interactions that can be performed using it
  • Describe the basic workflow of the coding and billing functions in the practice EHR environment
EHIT 1502 Diagnostic Coding I90 Hours

This course is designed to provide the student experience in locating and documenting the patient's diagnosis. For a health care provider to be reimbursed for services provided, a properly coded claim must be submitted that links ICD-10-CM codes with the CPT Codes. The student needs to know the procedure for appropriately assigning codes and reporting codes and reimbursement policies.

Course Objectives

  • Explain:
    • The legal terminology used in healthcare
    • The various types of contracts used in healthcare
  • Interpret rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Delineate the differences between first-listed and coexisting conditions
  • Recognize the difference between diagnostic services and therapeutic services
  • Illustrate reporting of preoperative evaluations
  • Differentiate between residual and late effects
  • Analyze information to determine if a condition is impending or threatened
  • Demonstrate:
    • The ability to report diagnoses with I-10 codes
    • The rules of symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified coding
    • The ability to assign HCPCS codes
    • How to search for codes by terms or code using an Electronic Coding Software Program
  • Document and validate HCPCS professional services
EHIT 1503 Diagnostic Coding II-ICD-10-CMS/PCS90 Hours
This course is designed to provide experience in locating and documenting the patient's diagnosis. For a health care provider to be reimbursed for services provided, a properly coded claim must be submitted that links ICD-10-CM codes with the CPT Codes. Successful billing and coding specialists need to know the procedure for appropriately assigning and reporting codes and be familiar with reimbursement policies.
EHIT 1511 Procedural Coding120 Hours

Procedural Coding provides experience locating and documenting the patient's diagnosis. The necessities for a health care provider to be reimbursed for services provided will be explained, and you will practice properly coding a claim to link the ICD-10-CM codes with the CPT Codes. You will study procedures for appropriately assigning and reporting codes, as well as reimbursement policies.

Course Objectives

  • Identify:
    • The uses of the CPT manual
    • Placement of CPT codes on the CMS 1500 insurance form
    • The content of the CPT appendices
  • List the major sections found in the CPT manual
  • Interpret the information contained in the section Guidelines and notes
  • Describe:
    • The CPT code format
    • What is meant by unlisted procedures/services
    • How to use a Modifier
  • Demonstrate the ability to report services with E/M and diagnoses codes
  • Complete examinations assigning E/M and diagnoses
  • Utilize relevant coding references in code assignment
  • Review Category II and III CPT Codes
  • State the purposes of a special report
  • Locate Terms in the CPT index
  • Demonstrate the ability to code all sections of CPT codes accurately and efficiently
EHIT 1613 Advanced Coding Simulations and Certification Test Review - CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS30 Hours

Advanced Coding Simulations and Certifications Test Review – CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS provides additional hands-on coding scenarios that simulate the actual AAPC coding exam. AAPC believes it is important in training and testing to reflect as accurate a coding setting as possible to students and examinees. All examples and case studies used in our study guides, exams, and workbooks are actual, redacted office visit and procedure notes donated by AAPC members. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to take the AAPC National Coding Exam.

Course Objectives

  • Effectively use the ICD-10-CM codes in exam preparation
  • Effectively use the CPT codes in exam preparation.
  • Effectively use the HCPCS codes in exam preparation
WKSK 1500 Job Seeking Skills30 Hours

Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
DENA 1011 Dental Terminology45 Hours

This course introduces the student to dental terminology that will be used throughout the program and will help students learn the correct pronunciation and proper application of each term as it relates to specific dental procedures. It will also provide the student with the skills necessary to interpret and understand dental terminology, in order to be successful in the dental setting.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the basic structure of the dental terms including oral histology and oral embryology.
  • Apply word building using prefixes and suffixes.
  • Demonstrate the application of dental terminology.
EHIT 1021 Dental Law and Ethics45 Hours
This course provides the student exposure to the legal and ethical issues that impact the dental office. Students will be required to recognize and demonstrate proper ethics etiquette and protocol within a dental setting. They will understand HIPAA regulations and take a test to receive their HIPAA certificate. In addition, students will study the Dental Practice Act and be able to navigate the Department of Public Licensing (DOPL) website.
EHIT 1250 Therapeutic Communications for Health Professionals30 Hours

This course will provide the student with the basic principles of psychology required in a healthcare environment including the identification of developmental stages of the life cycle, hereditary, cultural and environmental influences on behavior, and mental health issues.

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between the ideal self, the public self, and the real self
  • Identify and explain keys to successful communication
  • Analyze the five Cs of communication and describe their communication effectiveness
  • Describe Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and its relationship to time focus
  • Compare and contrast the culture and religious backgrounds of various cultures
  • Describe the following:
    • Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
    • Sigmund Freud’s psychosocial forces—the id, the ego, and the superego
    • Lawrence Kohlberg’s moral development theory
    • Erik Erikson’s eight stages of psychosocial crises and appropriate therapeutic responses
  • Describe stress theories as presented by the following:
    • Claude Bernard
    • Walter B. Cannon
    • Hans Selye
  • Differentiate between curative care and palliative care
  • Compare and contrast:
    • The behaviors of a fearful vs angry or aggressive patient
    • Substance dependence vs substance abuse
    • Acute illness vs chronic illness and life-altering illness
  • Compare and contrast:
    • How men and women express grief
    • Life-threatening vs terminal illness
DENA 1100 Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Assistants30 Hours

Students in this course are provided an overview of human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the head and neck. Students will learn and be familiar with the terminology of body systems as they relate to the head and neck. Students will be able to identify and label specific anatomy of the head and neck.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the body planes, directions, major cavities and structural units.
  • Describe the paranasal sinuses and the three divisions of the pharynx.
  • Name the two major body cavities.
  • Identify the structures of the temporomandibular joint.
  • Identify the major muscles of the face.
  • Identify the major blood supply and enervation of the face and mouth.
  • Identify anatomical landmarks of the face and mouth.
DENA 1911 Dental Assistant Clinical Lab I45 Hours

Dental Assisting Clinical Lab I discusses dental assisting as a profession and the many roles in a dental practice. During this course, you will explore the specialties found within dentistry. You will study the prenatal development and composition and structure of the oral cavity as well as terms associated with the teeth.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the responsibilities, education, and licensure requirements for the general dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, and dental laboratory technician
  • Describe the eight dental specialties
  • Describe the role of the different professional organizations in dentistry
  • Define embryology, histology, and morphology as it relates to the dentition
  • Discuss prenatal influences of dental development
  • Recall and describe the tissues of the teeth
  • Memorize and describe the components and functions of the perodontium
EHIT 1920 Dental Assistant Clinical Lab II60 Hours

Dental Assisting Clinical Lab II introduces basic disease concepts and infection control measures as per OSHA regulations. During this course, you will study microbiology and pathology related to disease transmission. You will explore the importance and application of material safety data sheets (SDS) in the classroom and dental office, exposure control, and aseptic procedures. Throughout this course, you will be required to demonstrate safety competency through written testing of safety rules for the dental treatment and sterilization areas.

Course Objectives

  • Identify dental-related environmental hazards
  • Identify types of hazard communication
  • Manage infection and hazard control protocol consistent with published professional guidelines
  • Identify the types of bacteria, viruses, and other bloodborne pathogens in oral pathology
  • List the major groups of microorganisms
  • List and define the categories of diagnostic information
  • Define, describe and identify the developmental anomalies discussed in this chapter
  • Describe the methods of disease transmission in a dental office
  • Identify the role of the CDC, FDA, EPA and ASHA in dentistry
  • Describe the role of the Food and Drug Administration in relation to dentistry
  • Describe three common methods of chemical exposure
  • Identify types of regulated waste generated in a dental office
  • Maintain treatment area
  • Explain why dental treatment room surfaces need barriers or disinfection
  • Identify the difference between cleaning, disinfection and sterilization
  • Discuss the seven steps in processing dental instruments
  • List the factors in bacterial contamination of dental unit water
  • Demonstrate preparing tray set-ups
  • Explain the methods for properly disposing of chemical and biohazard waste
  • Demonstrate the methods to reduce bacterial contamination in dental unit waterlines
  • Demonstrate the proper method of donning personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for the dental assistant
  • Demonstrate the process of maintaining, cleaning, and disinfecting a treatment room
  • Demonstrate the seven steps in processing and recirculating dental instruments
  • Demonstrate the proper use of a MSDS
  • Manage infection and hazard control protocol consistent with published professional guidelines for protection against bloodborne pathogens
  • Explain dental-related environmental hazards
DENA 1111 Overview of Dental Assisting45 Hours

Overview of Dental Assisting provides an introduction to dental administration and assisting in the professional dentistry field, as well as the different professional dental industry specialties.

Course Objectives

  • Describe at least three restorative procedures done in general dentistry
  • Describe three uses of dental materials in general dentistry
  • Identify the equipment and materials used in the dental office laboratory area
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to orthodontics
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to pediatric dentistry
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to periodontology
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to endodontics
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to prosthodontics
EHIT 2050 Dental Business Office I90 Hours

Dental Business Office I introduces the basic skills needed to perform administrative functions efficiently in a dental setting. During this course, you will be practice the basic skill necessary to perform patient management. You will also study dental law and ethics, dental office communications including written and electronic communication, dental office technology, and dental computer software.

Course Objectives

  • Define:
    • The dentist’s obligation of due care.
  • Identify:
    • The types of statutory law, including the difference between criminal and civil law.
    • The patient rights and responsibilities to the dentist.
    • Violations of HIPAA
    • Requirements of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
    • Personal ethics and unethical behaviors.
    • The difference between dental law and dental ethics.
    • The duties of a dental assistant in Utah
  • Describe:
    • The moral and ethical standards applicable to the consent/informed consent process
    • The principles of Professional Code of Conduct in Dentistry
    • Differences between written and implied consent.
    • Describe the steps involved in ethical decision making
    • Various types of communication in a dental office.
  • Discuss:
    • New developments in equipment, software and technology
    • The importance of maintaining accurate clinical records
  • Explain:
    • The basic principles of ethics.
    • Advances in digital technologies for dentistry
    • How to incorporate digital technologies into the workplace
  • Demonstrate the following Software functions:
    • Select a patient.
    • Enter new patient information.
    • Schedule an appointment.
    • Chart a treatment plan.
    • Review a Ledger.
    • Post insurance claims and estimates.
    • Print reports-including day sheet, deposit slip and backup procedures.
    • Figure patient and insurance percentages, post payments to the ledger
  • Explain the purpose of the state Dental Practice Act and the role of the Board of Dentistry, Including:
    • The purpose for licensing dental health professionals
    • The difference between general supervision and direct supervision
    • The ramifications of the unlicensed practice of dentistry
    • How to find the Utah Dental Practice Act and Rule
  • The role that DOPL (Department of Professional Licensing) plays in dentistry
EHIT 2060 Dental Business Office II120 Hours

Students in this course are introduced to the basic skills needed to perform administrative functions efficiently in a dental setting. Students are also introduced to the basic skills necessary to perform patient management, appointment and recall management, inventory control, financial systems and dental insurance including an introduction to medical cross coding.

Course Objectives

  • Describe:
    • Purpose of a recall or re-care system
    • Factors involved in maintaining an inventory supply including a technique for receiving supplies and the storage of hazardous materials.
  • Demonstrate:
    • Basic mathematical procedures and how to use decimals and percentages
    • Common bookkeeping systems in dentistry
    • Knowledge of appointment management, the advantages of an electronic appointment book and basic scheduling concepts.
    • Time allocation and other important factors in scheduling appointments.
    • Maintaining patient account records including a record of all charges, payments, and adjustments to the account.
    • Determine eligibility for a patient and correct patient payment responsibility
    • The preparation of dental claim forms including the use of the current American Dental Association (ADA) Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature and the Code of Dental Terminology (CDT) Manual
    • How to submit accurate claims to third-party payers
    • The steps involved in processing claims and collecting payments
    • The preparation and verification of month-end accounts receivable and related management reports.
    • How to determine eligibility and correct patient payment responsibility
    • How to prepare the dental claim forms including: the use of the current American Dental Association (ADA) Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature and the Code of Dental Terminology (CDT) Manual
    • How to prepare the medical claim forms including: the use of the Current Procedural Codes (CPT) and Diagnostic Codes (ICD-10)
    • How to submit accurate claims to third-party payers
    • The steps involved in processing claims and collecting payments
    • The evaluation of, response to, and resubmission of denied claims.
    • The purpose and design of dental insurance
    • The difference between CDT , CPT, and ICD-10 Coding
    • How to complete the medical claim form
    • How to add the dental narrative information to the medical claim form
  • Define key dental insurance terminology
  • Differentiate among the different dental plan models
EHIT 1711 Dental Information Management60 Hours

This course will prepare students for their role in Dental Office Management. Students will gain an understanding of managing the dental practice. Students will learn infection control and emergency management, marketing practices, dental office technology, electronic, oral and written communications, as well as electronic dental records management and storage. Concentration will be focused on how to use technology to acquire and process health care data and records.

Course Objectives

  • Describe:
    • The importance of patient service
    • The nine specialties of dentistry
    • Common organizational cultures that could exist in a dental practice
    • Management responsibilities
    • The new Hazardous Communication Standards
    • Administrative policies and work-practice controls to minimize latex-related adverse effect among patients and OHCP.
    • Administrative policies and work restrictions for OHCP susceptible to opportunistic infections.
    • Administrative policies and work restrictions for OHCP exposed to or infected with transmissible pathogens.
    • The components of an employee handbook
    • Some key findings of limited research in the area of performance reviews in dental practice
    • The process for structuring a formal performance review
    • The documentation requirements specific to the practice of dentistry
    • Utilization management strategies used in dentistry
    • Potential career opportunities in the dental setting for HIM practitioners
  • Identify:
    • Common leadership traits
    • Types of dental practices
  • List:
    • The four components in preparation of the dental office and staff to promptly and effectively recognize and manage medical emergencies
    • The general steps to take when a medical emergency arises in a dental office.
    • The components of ‘D’ – definitive care.
  • Discuss:
    • The elements that comprise practice overhead and the maximum percentages of variable costs.
    • The elements contained in a profit and loss statement.
    • The frequency for reviewing current and previous profit and loss statements.
  • Accurately interpret the profit and loss statement, and understand the financial health of the practice
  • Determine bottom line numbers
EHIT 2065 Dental Radiology90 Hours

This course meets the Utah State Dental Board requirement for non-licensed personnel x-ray certification and discusses methods to protect the patient and operator from the harmful effects of exposure to radiation. Students will learn the correct methods to expose, process, mount, and store patient radiographs.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the properties of X-radiation
  • Describe the theory of radiation physics
  • Define what radiation safety measures should be used when exposing radiographs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of intraoral and extraoral radiography
  • Describe the difference between intraoral and extraoral radiographs
  • Define and discuss the different methods of processing
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of radiation physics
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of radiation safety measures
  • Demonstrate competency in taking diagnostically acceptable radiographs on a variety of patients
  • Demonstrate an understanding of intraoral and extraoral radiography
  • Evaluate intraoral radiographs for diagnostic quality
  • Demonstrate manual, automatic processing, and digital radiography
  • Mount intraoral radiographs using the "buttons up" technique
DENA 1011 Dental Terminology45 Hours

This course introduces the student to dental terminology that will be used throughout the program and will help students learn the correct pronunciation and proper application of each term as it relates to specific dental procedures. It will also provide the student with the skills necessary to interpret and understand dental terminology, in order to be successful in the dental setting.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the basic structure of the dental terms including oral histology and oral embryology.
  • Apply word building using prefixes and suffixes.
  • Demonstrate the application of dental terminology.
DENA 1100 Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Assistants30 Hours

Students in this course are provided an overview of human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the head and neck. Students will learn and be familiar with the terminology of body systems as they relate to the head and neck. Students will be able to identify and label specific anatomy of the head and neck.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the body planes, directions, major cavities and structural units.
  • Describe the paranasal sinuses and the three divisions of the pharynx.
  • Name the two major body cavities.
  • Identify the structures of the temporomandibular joint.
  • Identify the major muscles of the face.
  • Identify the major blood supply and enervation of the face and mouth.
  • Identify anatomical landmarks of the face and mouth.
DENA 1111 Overview of Dental Assisting45 Hours

Overview of Dental Assisting provides an introduction to dental administration and assisting in the professional dentistry field, as well as the different professional dental industry specialties.

Course Objectives

  • Describe at least three restorative procedures done in general dentistry
  • Describe three uses of dental materials in general dentistry
  • Identify the equipment and materials used in the dental office laboratory area
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to orthodontics
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to pediatric dentistry
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to periodontology
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to endodontics
  • Define the dental terminology and procedures related to prosthodontics
EHIT 2065 Dental Radiology90 Hours

This course meets the Utah State Dental Board requirement for non-licensed personnel x-ray certification and discusses methods to protect the patient and operator from the harmful effects of exposure to radiation. Students will learn the correct methods to expose, process, mount, and store patient radiographs.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the properties of X-radiation
  • Describe the theory of radiation physics
  • Define what radiation safety measures should be used when exposing radiographs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of intraoral and extraoral radiography
  • Describe the difference between intraoral and extraoral radiographs
  • Define and discuss the different methods of processing
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of radiation physics
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of radiation safety measures
  • Demonstrate competency in taking diagnostically acceptable radiographs on a variety of patients
  • Demonstrate an understanding of intraoral and extraoral radiography
  • Evaluate intraoral radiographs for diagnostic quality
  • Demonstrate manual, automatic processing, and digital radiography
  • Mount intraoral radiographs using the "buttons up" technique
EHIT 2010 Dental Office Administration for Coders60 Hours

Dental Office Administration for Coders exposes introduces the legal and ethical issues that impact the dental office. You will be required to understand and demonstrate proper ethics etiquette and protocol within a dental setting. You will study HIPAA regulations and take a test to receive your HIPAA certificate. During this course, you will practice managing dental records through manual and electronic procedures, including Dentrix. You will also study bookkeeping and financial functions, technology used in the dental office, electronic communications, and electronic dental records management and storage. This course will help you develop the skills needed to perform administrative functions efficiently in a dental setting.

Course Objectives

  • Explain:
    • Dual role of dentistry as a business and a healthcare provider.
    • Importance of patient service in a successful dental practice.
    • Marketing techniques in dentistry, including describing the use of social media in patient marketing and internal and external marketing.
    • Use of e-mail in the dental office and the importance of applying common business etiquette to the use of e-mail.
    • Ethical and legal obligations in written communication.
  • Describe:
    • Importance of understanding patient needs.
    • Special needs of patients and their inherent rights, as well as ways to recognize abuse.
    • Basic steps for preparing effective written communication and how to prepare the envelope for outgoing mail.
    • Purpose of a recall or re-care system and why patients need to understand the importance of the system.
    • Factors involved in maintaining an inventory supply including a technique for receiving supplies and the storage of hazardous materials.
  • Recognize:
    • Most common forms of miscommunication that may occur in the dental practice.
    • Impact that effective communications skills have on a dental team and a practice, as a whole.
  • Discuss:
    • The various duties involved in the administrative assistant position
    • The importance of staff management.
    • The attributes of an ethical administrative or clinical assistant
  • Identify:
    • The types of dental practices and the nine specialties in dentistry.
    • The 5 R’s of good management
    • The functions of the administrative assistant.
    • Characteristics of an effective administrative assistant
  • Demonstrate:
    • Knowledge of appointment management, the advantages of an electronic appointment book and basic scheduling concepts.
    • Time allocation and other important factors in scheduling appointments.
EHIT 1125 Medical Terminology and Anatomy for Coding120 Hours

Medical Terminology & Anatomy for Coding explores the preparation needed for a coding or health information management career with a focused delivery of content that allows recognition, recall, and application of knowledge. During this course, you will explore key Medical coding guidelines and will tie medical terminology and anatomy terms to current medical codes. You will demonstrate the ability to master the intricacies of coding and billing. You will also study the language of the medical professional and how specific vocabulary relates to both ICD-10 and CPT Coding.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize common abbreviations used in each body system and specialty area.
  • Build, analyze, and define medical terms using word parts
  • Apply medical terminology and anatomy to current ICD-10 and CPT Coding definitions.
  • Describe:
    • The origin of medical terms.
    • Organizational components of the body, directional terms, anatomic planes, regions, and quadrants.
  • Identify:
    • The major body system structures and their related word parts.
    • Plural endings for medical terms
  • Define:
    • Medical terms related to diseases and disorders.
    • Diagnostic terms for each body system.
    • Surgical terms related to each body system.
    • The four word parts and the combining vowel
EHIT 1222 Medical Insurance Billing and Coding I60 Hours
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding I explores the basic skills necessary to process insurance claims. While in this course, you will identify how to apply managed care and third-party policies and procedures. You will also study how to obtain referrals and pre-certifications as well as perform procedural and diagnostic coding.
EHIT 1223 Medical Insurance Billing and Coding II60 Hours
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding II explores the basic skills necessary to process insurance claims. While in this course, you will identify how to apply managed care and third-party policies and procedures. You will also study how to obtain referrals and pre-certifications as well as perform procedural and diagnostic coding.
EHIT 2020 Diagnostic and Procedural Coding for Dental Practices120 Hours

Diagnostic and Procedural Coding for Dental Practices emphasizes medical reimbursement and coding processes used in dental practices. For a health care provider to be reimbursed for services provided, a properly coded claim must be submitted that links ICD-10-CM codes with the CPT Codes and the CDT codes. In this course, you will gain experience in locating and documenting the patient medical diagnosis and procedural services for dental office reimbursement. The student needs to know the procedure for appropriately assigning codes and reporting codes and reimbursement policies.

Course Objectives

  • Delineate the differences between first-listed and coexisting conditions.
  • Recognize the difference between diagnostic services and therapeutic services.
  • Illustrate reporting of preoperative evaluations.
  • Differentiate between residual and late effects.
  • Abstract information that determines if a condition is impending or threatened.
  • Demonstrate:
    • The ability to report diagnoses with ICD-10 codes.
    • The rules of symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified coding.
  • Identify:
    • The uses of the CPT manual.
    • Placement of CPT codes on the CMS 1500 insurance form.
    • The content of the CPT appendices
  • List the major sections found in the CPT manual.
  • Interpret the information contained in the section Guidelines and notes.
  • Describe:
    • The CPT code format.
    • What is meant by unlisted procedures/services
    • How to use a Modifier
  • Review Category II and III CPT codes.
  • State the purposes of a special report.
  • Locate Terms in the CPT index
  • Demonstrate the ability to code all sections of CPT codes accurately and efficiently
  • Demonstrate ability to report services with E/M and diagnoses codes
  • Complete examinations assigning E/M and diagnoses
  • Utilize relevant coding references in code assignment
EHIT 2082 Dental Insurance and Medical Cross Coding60 Hours

Dental Insurance and Medical Cross Coding helps students develop the basic skills necessary to perform proper insurance coding and billing procedures, including manual and electronic procedures. In this course, students will be introduced to medical-dental cross coding procedures, as well as ICD-10-CM, CPT, CDT, HCPCS and SNO-DDS Coding Systems.

Course Objectives

  • Define key dental insurance terminology
  • Describe the parties involved in dental care plans
  • Differentiate among the different dental plan models
  • Clarify documentation requirements to ensure accurate coding and optimal reimbursement
  • Demonstrate how to determine eligibility and correct patient payment responsibility
  • Demonstrate the preparation of dental claim forms including the use of the current American Dental Association (ADA) Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature and the Code of Dental Terminology (CDT) Manual
  • Submit accurate claims to third-party payers
  • Explain:
    • The steps involved in processing claims and collecting payments
    • The evaluation of, response to, and resubmission of denied claims
    • The purpose and design of dental insurance
    • The difference between CDT, CPT, and ICD-10 Coding 
    • How to complete the medical claim form
    • How to add narrative information to the medical claim form
BTEC 1032 Spreadsheet Fundamentals30 Hours

In this course students will be introduced to essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. Students will be introduced to the essential spreadsheet features needed to create worksheets by entering and editing data. The will also learn to format worksheets and will explore the use of formulas, functions, and charts.

Course Objectives

  • Create, edit, save, and print workbooks.
  • Format worksheets using a variety of methods.
  • Insert, delete, hide, unhide, and format cells, columns, and rows.
  • Insert, delete, move, copy, and rename worksheets.
  • Use a variety of techniques to select, move, and copy cells and ranges.
  • Create, modify, and copy formulas utilizing proper syntax, order of operations, and cell references.
  • Work with a variety of statistical and date functions.
  • Create, modify, format, and print a number of different chart types.
MATH 1000 Math I60 Hours

Students apply the correct mathematical operation to solve practical problems. Students use whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents to solve practical problems. Students are introduced to the basics of measurement, geometry, averages, probability, patterns and simple equations.

Course Objectives

  • Use number sense to compare, round, order and apply number patterns
  • Use whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents to solve practical problems
  • Calculate measurements of time, mass/weight, length
  • Apply simple probability to problems
  • Interpret graphs and charts
  • Solve problems using basic geometry
  • Solve simple equations
EHIT 1160 Medical Front Office Procedures II90 Hours

Medical Front Office Procedures II emphasizes medical reimbursement and coding processes and provides a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory, and functional benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHR). The procedures and reimbursement policies that govern a health care provider being reimbursed for services provided will be explained, and you will practice documenting the patient medical diagnosis and procedural services, locating diagnostic and procedural codes, and assigning codes appropriately.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the standard code set and its components and purpose
  • Name Codebooks used to code professional services
  • Discuss codebooks terms and identify symbols in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codebook
  • Code professional services and procedures using the CPT and HCPCS
  • Describe how to use the most current procedural coding system
  • Describe how to use the most current HCPCS level II coding system
  • Perform procedural coding
  • Describe the format and organization of the ICD-10-CM codebook
  • Explain the principal and primary diagnoses
  • Define a qualified diagnosis
  • Perform diagnostic coding
  • Complete an insurance claim form
  • Identify: information required to file a third party claim
  • Identify: the steps for filing a third party claim
  • Describe processes for: precertification
  • Describe processes for: preauthorization
  • Identify third-party payers and types of insurance
  • Understand insurance policies, plans, and basic benefits
  • Define electronic health records (EHR)
  • Become familiar with the HITECH Act and "Meaningful Use" criteria
  • Describe EHR features, security controls, and data formats
  • Define EHR standards and documentation practices
  • Describe the general workflow that is part of a patient visit management in EHR
  • Describe how the EHR system captures the details of a diagnostic or treatment order
  • Outline managed care requirements for patient referral
  • Describe a patient portal and the types of patient interactions that can be performed using it
  • Describe the basic workflow of the coding and billing functions in the practice EHR environment
EHIT 1121 Medical Terminology for Surgical Technology60 Hours

This course provides the student with the necessary skills to interpret and define medical terminology, in order to be successful in the pursuit of health occupation careers. This is accomplished by utilizing a method of study that not only instructs the students in building medical terms but also gives the student immediate application in utilizing the medical term.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize common abbreviations used in each body system and specialty area.
  • Build, analyze, and define medical terms using word parts
  • Describe:
    • The origin of medical terms.
    • Organizational components of the body, directional terms, anatomic planes, regions, and quadrants.
  • Identify:
    • The major body system structures and their related word parts.
    • Plural endings for medical terms
  • Define:
    • Medical terms related to diseases and disorders.
    • Diagnostic terms for each body system.
    • Surgical terms related to each body system.
    • Medical terms commonly used in obstetrics and neonatology.
    • Medical terms used in oncology.
    • The four word parts and the combining vowel
FUND 0030 Program Directed Study30 Hours
Students in this course will receive general assistance with program and course study, test preparation and the development of individual study resources.
FUND 0091 Study Skills30 Hours

Students will learn to use effective study habits and strategies for remembering information found in their textbooks and heard in-class lectures. Students will also learn to use a strategy for reading and taking notes from textbooks, taking notes in class, and learn effective strategies for taking the five types of tests most frequently given by teachers.

Course Objectives

  • Organize an appropriate study place, and learn how to plan and manage study time.
  • Become skilled at remembering information in textbooks and in lectures.
  • Develop a strategy for better reading and note-taking from textbooks.
  • Improve preparation for test-taking.