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Health Information: Long Term Care Settings

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Health Information: Long Term Care Settings program prepares individuals for entry-level health information processing positions in long term, home health, and hospice facilities. Students will perform such duties as collecting, analyzing, assembling, releasing, coding, and reporting patient information in both paper and electronic record systems.

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Health Information: Long Term Care Settings (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5324
Total Credits Required
26
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior, and cultural competency skills according to long term care professional practice standards.
  2. Apply critical and creative thinking skills in decision-making and problem-solving processes in accordance with in long term care standards and best practices.
  3. Apply legal and ethical concepts and principles applicable to long term care setting regulations and guidelines.
  4. Use health informatics and health information technologies in long term care settings.
  5. Apply anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology concepts in the long term care coding function.
  6. Apply clinical nomenclatures, vocabularies, classification systems, revenue cycle management processes, and coding compliance concepts according to long term care standards.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

$41,570

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

Current English assessment reflecting eligibility for ENG101, ENG107, or permission of Program Director.
High school diploma, or GED, or equivalent.

Ability to fully participate in classroom, laboratory settings, if applicable.

Formal application and admission to the Program are required. Applications can be obtained from advisement or College website.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology SG 4
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications CS 3
HCC145 Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 3
HIM103 Long Term Care Delivery 4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIM200 Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals 3
HIM106 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management 3
HIM183 Diagnostic Coding in Long Term Care Settings 4
HIM205 Managing Health Information in Long Term Care Settings 2

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology SG 4
HIM103 Long Term Care Delivery 4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HCC145 Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 3
HIM106 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications CS 3
HIM200 Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIM183 Diagnostic Coding in Long Term Care Settings 4
HIM205 Managing Health Information in Long Term Care Settings 2
Course Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Health Information: Long Term Care Settings (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=140617).


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