Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HINM 272 - Professional Practice Experience III

(TP/SS only)

Provides preparation for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination, which is taken in the final semester of study.  This course focuses on review of all competency categories known as domains as outlined by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  Students will be required to sit for the AHIMA Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification examination and take a mock RHIT Examination.  PREREQUISITE(S): HINM 210  and HINM 215  or consent of program coordinator. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): HINM 271  or consent of program coordinator. Requires 60 hours of combined supervision on campus and/or in a clinical setting. Formerly HI 212.

1 semester hour

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


  • Identify concepts and principles of Data Analysis and Management through the analysis and summation of health record data; the organization of data into a useable format; the abstraction of data found in health records; and the maintenance of data dictionaries. (Domain 1)
  • Demonstrate correct application of concepts and principles of Coding by applying all official current coding guidelines; assigning diagnostic and procedure codes based on health record documentation; sequencing codes; developing and managing a physician query process; and reviewing the accuracy of abstracted data. (Domain 2)

  • Describe concepts and principles of Compliance to ensure health record documentation meets federal and state regulations; validate compliance with privacy and security guidelines (HIPAA); monitor documentation for completeness; manage release of information; and evaluate medical necessity. (Domain 3)

  • Apply concepts and principles of Information Technology by evaluating the functionality of applications; maintaining databases; creating data dictionaries; and participating in vendor selection. (Domain 4)

  • Identify concepts and principles of Quality by applying standards, guidelines, and/or regulations to health records; defining National Patient Safety Goals (TJC); designing efficient work flow processes; and performing data collection for quality reporting. (Domain 5)

  • Apply concepts and principles of Legal aspects by ensuring confidentiality of health records (paper and electronic); demonstrating (and promoting) legal and ethical standards of practice; maintaining integrity of health records; following state and mandated record retention policies; and identifying potential health record-related risk management issues. (Domain 6)

  • Explain concepts and principles of Revenue Cycle by participating in clinical documentation improvement; identifying fraud and abuse; monitoring claim denials and determining potential revenue impact; and maintaining the chargemaster.  (Domain 7)

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