Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog
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HINM 271 - Professional Practice Experience II

(TP/SS only)

Supervised practice in the following health record functions: release of information, supervision, vital records, coding of medical data, data abstracting, DRG coding and assignment, and cancer registry activities. PREREQUISITE(S): HINM 120 , HINM 155 , and HINM 165 , or consent of program coordinator. Requires 120 hours of combined supervision on campus and/or in a clinical setting.

2 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Apply facility policies and procedures to ensure accuracy of health data.
  • Conduct analysis per facility guidelines to ensure that documentation in the health record supports the diagnosis and reflects the patient’s progress, clinical findings and discharge status.
  • Summarize and verify timeliness, completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing, reports, registries, and/or databases.
  • Monitor and apply organization-wide health record documentation guidelines.
  • Use and maintain electronic applications and work processes to support clinical classification and coding.
  • Assess and ensure accuracy of diagnostic and procedural groupings.
  • Validate coding accuracy using clinical information found in the health record.
  • Identify and resolve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation.
  • Differentiate the roles of various providers and disciplines throughout the continuum of healthcare and respond to their information needs.
  • Interpret and apply facility policies and procedures for access and disclosure of personal health information.
  • Organize and release patient-specific data to authorized users
  • Identify and use specialized software in the completion of HIM processes such as record tracking, release of information, coding, grouping, registries, billing, quality improvement and imaging.
  • Apply facility policies and procedures to the use of networks, including intranet and Internet applications, to facilitate the electronic health record, personal health record, public health and other administrative applications.
  • Support and participate in the planning, design, evaluation and support for electronic health records.

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