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Health Information

Management Program

WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM PAGE OFFERED BY
AMERICATION CAREER AND TRAINING SCHOOL.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Health information management certificate program is designed for individuals to learn about the various elements of health information management. In this program you will learn about the various aspects of health information management in healthcare such as the use of a software for medical office management and other theoretical concepts relating to health information management. The program is strongly geared to develop an understanding on how information in healthcare is received and transferred into the system and various methods used throughout the journey of health information to solve its purposes and needs. Health Information Management program is an online program and can be done at your pace within the allotted timeframe.

This program is designed for learner’s who want to advance their career and are unable to do so, due to their work and person obligations. 

At successful completion of the program the student will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion. 

 

PROGRAM MODULES OUTLINE

Health Information Management Program Outline

 

 

The student in this program will be learning the following topics:

Module 1: THE SOFTWARE

  • Medical Records and Practice Management

  • Administration Setting (Front Office): Registering Patient, Entering Data, Patient Appointment Scheduling/Rescheduling/Cancelling

  • Administration Setting (Front Office): Patient Check in and Insurance Preauthorization

  • Administration Setting (Front Office): Payment posting on patient account. 

  • Clinical Setting (Back Office): Data Input for Encounters on Clinical Visits

  • Clinical Setting (Back Office): Maintain and Manage orders by the provider for the patient

  • Clinical Setting (Back Office): Use the management software for e-prescription.

  • Clinical Setting (Back Office): other duties as necessary

  • Medical Billing: Performing medical billing for each patient for reimbursement purposes. 

  • Medical Billing: Performing patient collection. 

 

Module 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

  • Healthcare System Delivery

  • Fundamentals of Health Information Management

  • Healthcare and its Settings

  • Patient Record

  • Electronic Health Records (EHR)

  • Documentation of Patient Records for Outpatient and Inpatient

  • Patient Record Numbering and Filing

  • Data Collection, Registers and Indexes.

  • Health Information Management and its legal issues.

  • Fundamentals of Medical Coding and Procedure of Reimbursements. 

 

PROGRAM KEY DETAILS

DURATION

3 Months

PROGRAM PACE

Self Paced

START DATES

1st & 15th of Every Month

ACCESS

24/7

REGISTRATION

Online or Oncampus

CLASS SIZE

Under 10

DELIVERY

Online

LANGUAGE

English

 
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  • Self-Discipline your self

  • Schedule the time required for study

  • Be Focussed once you enroll.

PROGRAM ONLINE LEARNING FEATURES

LEARNING PATH

All programs have a learning path that students can follow without getting off track.

TEXT TO SPEECH

If you don't feel like reading the material, you can activate the audio reader in the program.

MODULE BASED

Each program is broken down into modules to simply the contents in a section.

DASHBOARD

You can view the overall program outline from 1 single dashboard without having to switch screens.

ONLINE ATTENDANCE

When you attend the online programs, you will be able to see the duration of time spent.

STUDY TOOLS

Majority programs is equipped with study tools such as flash cards, crosswords etc.

PROGRESS TRACKER

Now you have the ease of tracking your progress while you are in the program.

ORIENTATION

All programs come with an orientation towards your program to assist you.

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

Module 1

  • Describe practice management

  • Describe electronic health records

  • Describe how a patient registration is performed.

  • Understand patient data entry.

  • Perform patient appointment scheduling

  • Perform patient appointment rescheduling

  • Perform patient appointment cancellation.

  • Describe documentation and appointment.

  • Perform patient check-in

  • Perform preauthorization on patient behalf.

  • Describe payment for service and their posting terminologies (deductible, co-insurance, and co-payments)

  • Perform clinical documentation for each patient encounter.

  • Describe clinical documentation.

  • Understand provider related functions such as order procedures, referrals, lab requisitions, results to the test, records pertaining to immunization, appointment for future, patient progress documentation, patient communication, notification from the office.

  • Using computer software to send prescriptions (e-prescriptions) to pharmacies. 

  • Perform billing on patients account using the encounter form or superbills.

  • Understand explanation of benefits and posting payments

  • Understand remittance advice and posting payments.

  • Using the software to send statement to patient.

  • Using the software to bill the secondary insurance of the patient

  • Describe patient collection process and terminologies.

​Module 2

  • Understand healthcare system

  • Explain continuum of care in healthcare. 

  • Difference between 2 main type of healthcare ownership models.

  • Describe the structure of the healthcare facility

  • Describe the operations of the healthcare facility

  • Explain in brief the regulation and licenses dealing with healthcare facilities.

  • Describe in brief the career opportunities in health information management.

  • Describe the different types of healthcare settings and facilities in the healthcare system such as inpatient, outpatient, homecare, long term care, hospice care, behavioral care, government healthcare etc. 

  • Understand patient records and its elements.

  • Describe responsibilities pertaining to patient records.

  • Describe the process of patient record development.

  • Understand the various format of patient records such as (CHEDDAR, SOR, POR, etc)

  • Describe records that are archived. 

  • Describe electronic health records and its components (administrative and clinical).

  • Understand the use of electronic health records system.

  • List inpatient records as a part of the administrative records of a patient

  • List inpatient records as a part of the clinical records of a patient.

  • Describe outpatient records and physician facility records.

  • Understand the functions performed in the administration area of the medical office setting

  • Understand the functions performed in the clinical areas of the medical office setting

  • Identify the numbering systems for record keeping using serial, unit or hybrid numbering system.

  • Describe patient records arranging. 

  • Identify the filing system used in healthcare such as alphabetic, numeric etc. 

  • Understand the chart tracking system and audits for patient records.

  • Describe the security and destructions of patient records. 

  • Describe patient index

  • Describe procedures index

  • Describe disease index

  • Understand registers

  • Describe registries

  • Understand the collection of health data.

  • Describe HIPAA privacy and Security rules for health records. 

  • Understand the Protected health information

  • Describe legal terminologies pertaining to patient records. 

  • Describe chargemaster

  • Explain encounter form

  • Describe abuse and fraud in healthcare

  • Describe in brief about EDI

  • Understand the elements of CMS 1500 Form

  • Understand the elements of CMS 1450 Form
     

 

PROGRAM COMPLETION REWARDS

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DIGITAL BADGE

At successful completion, you will receive digital badges that can be used online to display your achievements.

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CERTIFICATE

At the completion of the program, you will be awarded with a program completion certificate.

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CAREER HOURS

With the completion of this program, you will also be awarded with Career Enhancement Clock Hours (CECH), that may be displayed on your resume. 

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TRANSCRIPT

Your completion also comes with a dedicated transcript that shows your areas of grades for each course you attended.

 
 

PROGRAM TUITION & FEES PAYMENT PLANS

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