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Course Details

Course Code: HIMA200 Course ID: 4899 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the legal system and procedures, ethics, control and use of patient-specific health information. Student will analyze the major external forces affecting the HIM professional’s ability and responsibility to manage patient-specific health information. In addition it also addresses specialty matters such as healthcare fraud and abuse in health information management (HIM). Students will examine the impact that e-mail, digital imaging, telemedicine, and the Internet are having on health records, and analyze laws, regulations and standards related to patient confidentiality and privacy.(Prerequisite: HIMA110)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Analyze the major external forces affecting the HIM professional’s ability and responsibility to manage patient-specific health information.
2. Describe privacy, confidentiality, and security principles, policies, and procedures
3. Compare and contrast negligence and medical malpractice.
4. Evaluate health information laws, regulations, and standards (such as HIPAA, e-health, JC, state laws).
5. Explain professional and practice-related ethical issues in health information management.
6. Examine fraud and abuse concerns in the health professions and the HIM professional’s responsibility to manage effective compliance programs.

Forum
Please join the forums each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of each week will not be graded. The Forums are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites.

Guidelines:
• Post the initial response to each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday.
• Initial responses should be no less than 300 words and contains two references.
Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
• Reply to at least 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
• Replies to classmates should be no less than 200 words.
• Responses to classmates are significant to advance the forum.
• All forums can be accessed in the Forums section of the course.

Grading Rubric


Homework (End-of-Chapter Reviews)

Each week you will complete end-of-chapter reviews that challenge you to further explore key topics related to the course objectives. Detailed instructions and submission guidelines for these activities are found within the Assignments area of the course. Your work will be evaluated using a standard grading rubric.

End-of-Chapter Reviews Grading Rubric

EHR Assignments

During Weeks 3 and 6 you will complete assignments that require use of the NeehrPerfect Practice EHR Software program. Details and submission guidelines for each of these can be found within the Assignments area of the course.

NameGrade %
Discussions 20.00 %
Week 1: Introductions 2.22 %
Week 1: Legal Workings of the Law 2.22 %
Week 2: Legal Uses of Healthcare Records 2.22 %
Week 3: Ethical Decision Making 2.22 %
Week 4: Patient Record Requirements 2.22 %
Week 5: Confidentiality 2.22 %
Week 6: Utilization Review Process 2.22 %
Week 7: Fraud and Abuse in Healthcare 2.22 %
Week 8: Reflection of Learning 2.22 %
Assignments 20.00 %
Institutional Review Board - Protecting Human Research Participants 4.00 %
Culture of Diversity Case Study 4.00 %
Ethical Standards of Practice Case Study 4.00 %
Case Study - Culture of Diversity 4.00 %
Reasonable Accomodations 4.00 %
Exams 20.00 %
Exam 1 20.00 %
EHRGo Assignments 20.00 %
EHRGo Assignment 1: Release of Information 10.00 %
EHR Assignment 2 - Release of Information and Disclosure Accounting Assignment 10.00 %
Comprehensive Final 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Analyze the major external forces affecting the HIM professional’s ability and responsibility to manage patient-specific health information.
2. Describe privacy, confidentiality, and security principles, policies, and procedures
3. Compare and contrast negligence and medical malpractice.
4. Evaluate health information laws, regulations, and standards (such as HIPAA, e-health, JC, state laws).
5. Explain professional and practice-related ethical issues in health information management.
6. Examine fraud and abuse concerns in the health professions and the HIM professional’s responsibility to manage effective compliance programs.

Book Title:Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management, 4th ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781285867380
Publication Info:VS-Cengage
Author:McWay
Unit Cost:$142.43
Electronic ISBN:9781305848610
Electronic Unit Cost:$32.00
 
Book Title:EHR Go (aka Neehr Perfect) - Program Key & purchase instructions provided inside the classroom. Students will need access for the entire program. This material is not covered by the APUS Book Grant.
Author:No Author Specified
Electronic Unit Cost:$285.00
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.