ADMS 1045 This course is an introduction to medical terminology with the focus based upon organ systems of the human body as defined by the American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Manual. Students will gain skills in reading medical terms by identifying root word meanings along with applicable prefixes and suffixes. Common medical abbreviations and symbols will be examined to assist students in reading medical records.
This course is the same as HEAL1502 - both courses are cross-listed together.
ADMS 1360 This comprehensive course teaches the history of Health Information Management (HIM) in the United States with a focus on today's healthcare environment. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the need for patient consent, the importance of patient privacy and security laws, as well as the vital role specialty societies and accreditation authorities play in HIM.
Students gain hands on experience in a simulated electronic record to experience how technology is used in HIM to obtain high-quality patient centered care. Students learn how to navigate within the electronic medical record, abstract meaningful patient data, and strengthen critical thinking skills
needed to succeed in the healthcare arena. There are no pre-requisite courses for this class.
ADMS 1390 This course covers the various medications commonly used for all body systems. Topics covered will be drug classification, modes of administration, treatment means, and characteristics of typical drug effects.
ADMS 1400 This hands-on course immerses students into to the ICD-10-CM diagnostic classification system while giving a brief overview of other payment systems such as and ICD-10-PCS inpatient procedural coding system. This course focuses on the Official ICD-10-CM guidelines for professional fee coding. Students learn the diagnostic coding guidelines of each organ system of the human body. Students apply the principles they have learned by abstracting physician data from documentation and coding many medical cases throughout the semester. There are no prerequisite courses for this class.
ADMS - 1430: Legal Principles of Health Information
ADMS 1430 This course introduces legislation affecting healthcare, along with a review of issues such as professional liability, informed consent, privacy and security laws, electronic health records and workplace legalities. A variety of ethical issues in health care are explored, as well as an examination of future trends in health care. There are no prerequisite courses for this class.
ADMS 1018 This course covers basic information on the history of computers, computer hardware and desktop application software. Students will learn the fundamentals of word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), and presentation applications (PowerPoint). Students will also be introduced to use of basic file management and the Internet.
ADMS 1049 Applied Medical Terminology teaches the logic of language of medicine in individual medical terms by identifying word roots and combining forms. Students will identify medical terms taken directly from Greek, Latin or Old English words. This course goes beyond basic medical terminology and focuses on the use of medical terms in healthcare settings and students will gain a clear understanding of medical terms related to human organ systems and body areas.
ADMS 1410 This course provides an introduction and study of each chapter of the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology Codes (CPT). Students learn the importance of accuracy in CPT coding. Current regulations and established guidelines in code assignments are emphasized in this course. A review of ICD-10-CM is provided and students learn about HCPCS Level II codes. The class provides a solid foundation in CPT procedural coding. Prerequisites: ADMS 1400 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding, ADMS 1360 Healthcare Documentation Essentials, ADMS 1045 Medical Terminology
HEAL 1101 This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Focus will be on the study of each individual organ system and the interaction of each system with the rest of the body.
ADMS 1051 This course provides basic information about common disease conditions affecting various body systems. There is a focus on the general principles of disease and signs and symptoms of specific disease processes. Major concepts include diagnostic tests, treatment modalities, and medication protocols related to specific disease processes.
Oral Business Communications and Job Seeking Skills
ADMS - 1285: Oral Business Communications and Job Seeking Skills
ADMS 1285 This course covers the development of oral communication skills in the following areas: one-to-one communication, oral presentations to groups, use of MS PowerPoint in presentations and student evaluation of speeches. Students will also learn successful employment interview strategies as well as how to find various job leads, write a successful resume and cover letter.
ADMS 1370 This advanced course emphasizes how medical businesses create and maintain health revenue cycles. Students will learn how to obtain maximum legitimate revenue for the valuable healthcare services provided in clinics, hospitals, and other care settings. Compliance with federal regulations such as the False Claims Act, HIPAA, HITECH and the Affordable Care Act) is emphasized. Different payer reimbursement methods are examined and students will practice calculating and identifying accurate payer and patient reimbursement. Students will practice completion of simulated electronic claims for different insurance carriers including Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party payers. Prerequisite courses are: ADMS 1045 Medical Terminology, ADMS 1400 ICD10-CM/PCS and ADMS 1410 CPT Coding.
ADMS 1380 This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory, practice and management of quality improvement processes which focuses on quality of patient care in healthcare organizations. Using real life examples and case studies students learn the components of quality improvement for problem-solving, decision-making, time management, and applying quality tools. This course also covers collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting numerical data relating to healthcare services. Students will apply analytical and graphic tools used in performance and quality improvement.
Prerequisites: ADMS1360 Healthcare Documentation Essentials
ADMS 1440 This course is designed to provide application and combination of skills learned in previous coding classes and further prepares students for working in the medical coding field. This course applies anatomy, physiology and pathology as well as terminology that is used for each system of the body. The course also guides the student through an overall review of the CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS coding. Guidelines, modifiers, coding conventions, and specific notations to coding descriptors are reviewed.