2014-2015 Catalog

HCIA 1010 Healthcare Delivery Systems

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Course Description

This course introduces students to the broad range of career options in the health information management (HIM) profession, the functions of a health information manager in the healthcare environment, and the resources used by HIM professionals. This course is an overview of the components of the healthcare delivery system in the United States, the organizations that provide healthcare, the external forces affecting healthcare organizations, the reimbursement methods used, and the professionals who provide the services. Students examine the organizational components of healthcare organizations: the governing board, the medical staff, and the administration.