Business Technology Medical Office
MATH FOR MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS
BMED 040
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Covers basic mathematical concepts related to administrative responsibilities in the medical office. Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the college numerical skills placement for MATH 030 or higher or consent of Instructional Unit.
SURVEY OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
BMED 100
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
A broad overview of the health care delivery system in the United States. Topics relate to hospital ownership and organization, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospices, mental health treatment facilities, ambulatory care and diagnostic centers, and social service agencies; topics related to the medical staff, educational preparation of health care professionals, and medical ethics; the roles of federal and state government in health care, Medicare, Medicaid, and other forms of health care financing. Emphasis on encouraging the student to become an informed consumer, aware of potential problems and frustrations of being a patient. [GE]
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
BMED 110
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to medical word building with common medical roots, prefixes and suffixes. Study of terms related to the body as a whole, as well as terms related to human anatomy, pathology, diagnostic tests, clinical procedures, and abbreviations associated with each body system. Medical Terminology I covers the following body systems: digestive, urinary, reproductive, nervous, and cardiovascular. Course work will include spelling and pronunciation of terms. [GE]
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
BMED 111
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Continuation of Medical Terminology I, BTEC 110. Study of common medical roots, prefixes and suffixes and terms related to human anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic tests, clinical procedures, and abbreviations associated with each body system. Medical Terminology II covers the following body systems: respiratory, blood, lymphatic, immune, musculoskeletal, integumentary, sense organs (eyes and ears), endocrine, as well as psychiatry. Course work will include spelling and pronunciation of terms. Prerequisite: BTEC 110 or BMED 110. [GE]
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF DISEASE
BMED 112
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to the general mechanisms of systemic disease including etiology, prognosis, signs and symptoms. Etiology focus will include infectious mechanisms, hereditary contributions, external physical agents and auto immune conditions. Discussion of differences between disease and illness. Topics include basic principles of pharmacology, overview of common therapies, laboratory and diagnostic tests. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in BMED 111 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BMED 110 and BIOL 164/165. [GE]
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
BMED 115
6 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to the principles, procedures and practice standards of the administrative medical assistant. Study includes: medical reception, telephone reception, appointment scheduling, patient information management, medical record content, quality improvement methods, purchasing office equipment, billing, collecting, medical office accounting, banking procedures, office management, coordination of meetings, and making travel arrangements. The course involves prioritizing work, time management and working as a team member on team projects. Concepts of administrative medical assisting are presented in the class and students will have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the competencies. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in BMED 110 required or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES I
BMED 116
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to administrative positions in the medical field. Students gain introductory administrative competencies compliant with CAAHEP and other related professional organizations. The lab portion of the class prepares the student in medical office competencies and relevant software. Strong teamwork and time management skills are necessary to be successful in this rigorous course. Cannot receive credit for both BMED 115 and 116/117. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, BMED 110 and completion of BTEC 149 or 150, or instructor permission.
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES II
BMED 117
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Students will complete the competencies and coursework needed to successfully perform administrative and management duties in an outpatient medical clinic. This course continues where BMED 116 leaves off, offering the continuing student more coding, financial tasks, accounting practices, office management and human resource duties. Strong teamwork and time management skills are necessary to be successful in this rigorous course. Cannot receive credit for both BMED 115 and 116/117. Prerequisite: Completion of BMED 116 or instructor permission.
MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT
BMED 129
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Overview of inpatient, outpatient health, insurance plans, revenue cycles, health insurance claims, health insurance terminology, reimbursement methodologies for professional services, completion of CMS/1500 and UB-04 billing forms. Topics include compliance issues, fraud and abuse/HIPAA issues, processing various perspective payment systems. Concurrent enrollment in BMED 111. Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in BMED 110. [GE]
MEDICAL CODING - CPT/HCPCS
BMED 130
4 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Introduction to coding in ambulatory settings using HCPCS (Health Care Financing Common Procedure Coding System). Common practices, insurance company restraints, and other problems are discussed in relation to coding using HCPCS and ICD-9-CM for records in hospital ambulatory settings, physicians' offices, long-term care, hospice and home health care. Practice in coding from workbook and assigned exercises is emphasized. Coding from selected records from different settings will be performed. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, BIOL 164 or HEOC 100 and BMED 110 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
MEDICAL CODING ICD-9-CM/ICD-10
BMED 132
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to use of the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 (International Classification of Disease, 9th & 10th Edition, Clinical Modification) coding system as it is used in inpatient, ambulatory and long term care. Content and purposes of indexes and registers are reviewed. Implications of diagnostic related groups (DRGs) and other prospective payment systems and their relationships to coding assignments and financing of health care, theory and practice are provided in coding problem solving and data quality content and measures. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BMED 111. [GE]
INTERMEDIATE MEDICAL CODING
BMED 133
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Coding systems used in hospitals, physicians' offices and long-term care sites. Emphasis on ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification) and CPT (Current Procedure Terminology). Topics include content and purposes of disease and procedure indexes, as well as the purposes of abstracting from patient medical records; implications of diagnostic related groups (MS-DRGs) and ambulatory payment classifications (APCs) and their relationship to coding assignment and financing of hospital care; relationships of coding assignment and financing of physician office care; coding problem solving and measures for data quality and compliance. Class activities include coding practice using actual patient records and ICD-9-CM/CPT encoder. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BMED 129, BMED 130 and BMED 132, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
MEDICAL OFFICE SEMINAR
BMED 134
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Overview of student success strategies, library resources, the health care delivery system in the United States and the various employment opportunities in medical office occupations including discussion of job requirements and responsibilities. [GE]
THERAPEUTIC COMM SKILLS FOR HEALTH PROF
BMED 137
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Techniques for encouraging a therapeutic and helping relationship with the client/patient. Includes an overview of the psychosocial development of a person, from birth to death. [GE]
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
BMED 138
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Introduction to medical law, ethics and bioethics. Topics will include: ethics and bioethics in the practice of medicine, professional codes of ethics, an introduction to law, legal guidelines and the practice of medicine including professional liability, public duties, consents, advance directives, anatomy of a malpractice case, legal aspects of medical records, confidentiality, security of patient information and the release of patient information, patient access to their own medical records, and responding to subpoena duces tecum of medical records. [GE]
CMA EXAMINATION REVIEW SEMINAR
BMED 139
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Review of Medical Assistant administrative and clinical competencies including anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and legal aspects. Discussion of studying and test taking techniques to prepare for Medical Assistant Certification examination. Concurrent enrollment in BMED 166 or consent of Instructional Unit required. Prerequisite: BMED 110, 111, 163, 164, BIOL 160. [GE]
LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION
BMED 140
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Introduction to legal concepts with particular focus on healthcare providers and records generated in the practice of medicine, including administration of law, legal and court structure and function, and managing the release of patient information. Topics include liability of hospital and providers of care as well as current pertinent legislation, legal status of medical staff, laws relating to bioethical issues. [GE]
MEDICAL OFFICE CLINICAL PROCEDURES I
BMED 163
6 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Principles of medical office clinical procedures including preparing a patient for assisting a physician with examinations, procedures, and components of patient history. Covers charting, vital signs, sterile setups, universal blood precautions and methods of asepsis and sterilization. Topics also include techniques in patient interviewing and education. Lab provides the opportunity for practice and to demonstrate proficiency in procedures. Concurrent enrollment in BTEC 111 required. Prerequisite: BTEC 110 and BIOL& 164 (or BIOL 160), or the consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
MEDICAL OFFICE CLINICAL PROCEDURES II
BMED 164
6 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Continuation of Medical Office Clinical Procedures I covering medical office clinical procedures including methods of collecting blood, processing specimens, equipment preparation and operation, electrocardiology, medication administration, medical and surgical asepsis. The lab provides an opportunity to practice procedures and demonstrate proficiency. Concurrent enrollment in BTEC 164L. Prerequisite: BTEC 163. [GE]
MEDICAL OFFICE LABORATORY PROCEDURES
BMED 165
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to specimen collection and processing. Performing basic CLIA waived hematology, chemistry and immunology testing; microscopic urine tests including gram smears, basic culture techniques and blood typing. Equipment use and maintenance, re-agent store and handling. Quality control measures. Lab safety emphasized. Cannot receive credit for both HEOC 160 and BMED 165. Concurrent enrollment in BMED 164. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BMED 163 or consent of Medical Assistant Program Director.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT PRACTICUM
BMED 166
6 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Supervised medical assistant experience in a health care facility. Provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skill in performing administrative and clinical procedures and in developing professional attitudes for interacting with other professionals and consumers. Written consent of Instructional Unit required. Prerequisite: BTEC 115 and 164 and consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
BMED 222
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Introduction to health information procedures, principles and practice standards associated with medical record department and health unit coordinator responsibilities. The course explores the licensing, regulation, and accreditation of health care facilities, hospital organization, patient registration, health care statistics, medical record content, medical record assembly, analysis and coding. Course will introduce ICD-9-CM and CPT coding and a review other medical classification and nomenclatures. Health Unit Coordinator responsibilities will be introduced with focus on transcription of physician orders. Prerequisite: BMED 040 (BTEC 040). [GE]
MEDICAL OFFICE PRACTICUM
BMED 225
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 33 hours of clinical
Supervised learning in a clinic, medical center, or other health care facility, practicing medical office administrative responsibilities. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
MEDICAL OFFICE PRACTICUM
BMED 226
3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 66 hours of clinical
Supervised learning in a clinic, medical center, or other health care facility, practicing medical office administrative responsibilities. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
MEDICAL OFFICE CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
BMED 250
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 33 hours of clinical
Supervised learning in a health care facility, practicing medical office administrative responsibilities. The student will be extrapolating, correcting, analyzing for completeness, abstracting reports for release of information (ROI), coding and billing using actual electronic medical records and charts. Students will also work in learning teams to practice additional administrative competencies. Successful completion of this capstone course will serve in place of Directed Practice. May only receive credit for one of the following: BMED 250, 165/166, 225/226. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least one of the following: BMED 222 or 116; and three of the following: BMED 132, BMED 129, BMED 130, BMED 133, or BMED 112. Or consent of the Instructional Unit.
SELECTED TOPICS
BMED 280
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
The course focuses on selected topics in Business Technology. Topics vary, and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. Individual topics are listed in the quarterly class schedules. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
BMED 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the faculty of the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
CAPSTONE
BMED 299
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Capstone project to expand knowledge by studying selected BMED topics. Normally taken during the final quarter of the program. Application of many topics covered in the other program courses in a simulated employee team or small group setting. Projects must be pre-approved by the instructor.