Health Care Management Classes

HCM110E Medical Assisting Administration
An introduction to the theory, practice, and techniques of medical office management, professional office coordinator responsibilities, use of office equipment, business correspondence, support staff responsibilities and appointment scheduling. The management function of a medical assistant will be emphasized.

HCM115E Medical Insurance and Billing
This course further develops the skills needed to perform the professional office duties of a medical assistant. Continued emphasis is placed on records management, billing, and computer systems specific to Medical Manager Software. Written communications are expanded and practiced throughout the course. Students will use medical office software to input patient data and to perform billing and other medical administrative functions. Medical insurance, CPT, and ICD-9 coding techniques will also be covered.

HCM125E Medical Terminology
This course will introduce the student to the systems of the body and terminology related to each system. The anatomy of each system, diseases and disorders will be covered. Common medical abbreviations of medications, diagnostic testing, diseases and procedures will be incorporated throughout. Terminology of psychiatric disorders, surgery, administration and classification of medication, oncology/nuclear medicine, and pathology/autopsies will be presented.

HCM130E Clinical Medical Assisting (Lab)
An introduction to the theory, practice and techniques of the clinical components of Medical Assisting. Topics will include aseptic techniques, preparation of examination and treatment areas, recording patient needs and vital signs, preparing and assisting with patients, and basic concepts of nutrition.

HCM200E Health Care Administration
This course examines the important aspects of health care administration and introduces students to topics which constantly challenge health care executives. Topics include management of health care facilities, hospital administration. hospital information systems, hospital and physician reimbursement, managed care, multi-provider systems, integrated health systems, business ventures in health care, quality improvement, materials management, and cost containment. Prerequisite: MG100E

HCM210E Health Care Law
This course covers basic legal theory as it applies to health care. It includes a survey of legal issues from managed care to the legal aspects of the provider-patient relationship. The course begins with a brief background in general law taught in the context of health care and continues with such topics as confidentiality, HIPPA, compliance initiatives, informed consent and peer review. The course considers controversial medical, legal and ethical issues.

HCM215E Electronic Medical Records
This course provides the student with the opportunity to put administrative skills learned in previous coursework into practice in a simulated medical setting using electronic health care records and performing electronic office management. The course provides experience with actual office practice duties including payments,claims, patient entries, patient billing statements, production of health care claims and management of electronic health care records.

HCM220E Health Care Information Systems
This course introduces students to the use of microcomputers in health care professions. Students learn to use database systems to collect and process data and to retrieve the relevant information to produce reports for decision making.

HCM240E Special Topics in Health Care
This course is designed to study current health care problems and to explore changes and future trends in health care. Topics include financing health care, alternative health care delivery systems and social problems such as child abuse, domestic violence, and sexually transmitted diseases.

HCM250E Clinical Lab Procedures
A continuation of Clinical Medical Assisting, with emphasis on the study of hematology tests: capillary puncture, venipuncture, ESR, CBC, ABO, and Rh typing. Students will be introduced to the analysis of blood components using automated equipment. The students will perform various serological tests. Students will be instructed in the basic principles of microbiology, including how to obtain urine and throat cultures and how to perform a Gram stain. In addition, students will perform EKGs, spirometry, and routine urinalysis.
Prerequisite: HCM* 130

HCM275E Medical Assisting Externship
HCM 275 Externship will provide supervised placement in a non-classroom setting at a health-care facility, medical office or other appropriate site. This experience will enable the student to synthesize and apply concepts and skills learned in the Medical Assisting program. Four credits will be earned by the student upon completion of a minimum of 160 hours to a maximum of 200 hours of externship experience. This externship experience is to be divided evenly between clinical and administrative areas to permit the student to be involved in the total environment of a health care facility. In addition, participation in the Blackboard online seminars is required.