Apr 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
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HIM 260 - Medical Record Auditing

4 Credit(s)

This is a hands-on, interactive course where students will learn how medical record auditing plays an important role in the financial well-being of every healthcare business. This course is designed to emphasize the principles of medical record documentation and chart auditing. This course will detail the processes of documentation, coding guidelines and regulatory information as it pertains to auditing. This course covers both outpatient physician and inpatient / outpatient hospital records. 

Prerequisite: HIM 270  and HIM 273  with a grade of C or better.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify a new versus established patient, obtain patient demographic information, insuranceverification, and authorizations and collect time-of- service payments
  2. Understand and explain the importance of accurate documentation when working with electronic health records
  3. Describe the different types of medical insurance, their characteristics and eligibility requirements
  4. Determine Coordination of Benefits for patients with more than one insurance plan
  5. Code diagnoses using the basic steps and principles of the ICD-10-CM coding system
  6. Code procedures/services using the basic steps and principles of the CPT/HCPCS coding system
  7. Complete HIPAA-compliant health care claims for Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE/CHAMPVA; Workers’ Compensation; and private payers, including BlueCross and BlueShield Plans,commercial carriers, and managed care organizations
  8. Understand and complete the hospital billing cycle following the guidelines previously learned
  9. Discuss HIPAA/HITECH, legal, and ethical considerations with emphasis on confidentiality, protected health information and fraud related to insurance
  10. Discuss the processing of payers’ remittance advices (RAs) and patient billing/collections

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