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AHEA 100 Medical Law and Ethics • 3 Cr.

Introductory course in the "practical" application of law and ethics as related to medical issues healthcare employees face on a daily basis. Topics include federal and state legislation, legal liability, HIPAA, confidentiality and release of information, scheduled drugs and DEA regulations, standard-of-care, and an exploration of the legal issues related to ethical considerations of conception, quality-of-life, hospice care, and advance directives. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Completion of AHE 100 and AHE 110 with a C or better, or permission of Program Chair.

AHEA 102 Introduction to Medical Administration • 5 Cr.

This course introduces students to basic medical office procedures, including patient scheduling, written and oral communication, telecommunications, medical records management, and daily financial practices. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL&101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Completion of AHE 100, AHE 110, and BTS 161 with a C or better or permission of Program Chair.

AHEA 104 Introduction to Billing and Coding • 5 Cr.

Introduces Medical Billing & Coding procedures including insurance coverage, terminology, payment systems, legal and ethical issues, healthcare compliance, and collections, and common coding systems such as ICD and CPT. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHE 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, HLTH 145 and BTS 161 with a C or better at BC; or permission of instructor.

Description starting Summer 2019

Introduces Medical Billing & Coding procedures including insurance coverage, terminology, payment systems, legal and ethical issues, healthcare compliance, and collections, and common coding systems such as ICD and CPT. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHE 100, 110, 130 (or BIO 108), AHE 140, and BTS 161 with a C or better at BC; or permission of Program Chair.

AHEA 106 Medical Computer Systems • 5 Cr.

Medical computer applications familiarizes students with electronic health record and financial record software used in the medical office and/or hospital settings. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHE 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, HLTH 145 and BTS 161 with a C or better at BC; or permission of instructor.

Description starting Summer 2019

Medical computer applications familiarizes students with electronic health record and financial record software used in the medical office and/or hospital settings. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHE 100, 110 and BTS 161 with a C or better at BC; or permission of Program Chair.

AHEA 110 Health Unit Coordinator I • 5 Cr.

First in a series of courses that focus on the skills needed to become a Health Unit Coordinator. Includes certification requirements, basic data entry, proper workplace behavior, and basic office procedures. Application of these skills will be done in a lab setting. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHE 100, 110, 120, 130, and 140; HLTH 145; AHEA 100, 102, 104, and 106 with a C or better at BC; or permission of instructor. Previously HPRO 174. Either HPRO 174 or AHEA 110 may be taken for credit, but not both.

Description starting Summer 2019

First in a series of courses that focus on the skills needed to become a Health Unit Coordinator. Includes certification requirements, basic data entry, proper workplace behavior, and basic office procedures. Application of these skills will be done in a lab setting. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHE 100, 110, 120; Health 145; AHEA 100, 102, 104 and 106 with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair.

AHEA 112 Health Unit Coordinator II • 5 Cr.

The second in a series of courses focusing on skills needed to become a Health Unit Coordinator. Students learn the procedures and skills required for this position in a simulated healthcare environment. Prerequisite: Completion of AHEA 110 with a C or better or permission of the instructor. Previously HPRO 175. Either HPRO 175 or AHEA 112 may be taken for credit, but not both.

Description starting Summer 2019

The second in a series of courses focusing on skills needed to become a Health Unit Coordinator. Students learn the procedures and skills required for this position in a simulated healthcare environment. Prerequisite: Completion of AHEA 110 with a C or better or permission of Program Chair.

AHEA 118 Health Unit Coordinator Practicum • 5 Cr.

Capstone course of the Health Unit Coordinator program allows students an opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom. Students perform functions required in a nursing unit and are monitored and supervised by an experienced Health Unit Coordinator. Prerequisite: Completion of AHEA 110 and AHEA 112 with a C or better at BC, and permission of the instructor. Previously HPRO 176. Either HPRO 176 or AHEA 118 may be taken for credit, but not both.

Description starting Summer 2019

Capstone course of the Health Unit Coordinator program allows students an opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom. Students perform functions required in a nursing unit and are monitored and supervised by an experienced Health Unit Coordinator. Prerequisite: Completion of AHEA 110 and AHEA 112 with a C or better at BC, and permission of Program Chair.

AHEA 120 Intermediate Medical Coding • 5 Cr.

Students gain an intermediate knowledge and application of medical coding including ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS, and hospital coding systems. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL&101, or completion of 3, with a C or better. Successful completion of AHEA 104 and AHEA 106 with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair.

AHEA 122 Intermediate Medical Billing • 5 Cr.

Students gain an intermediate knowledge of medical billing and reimbursement procedures including insurance coverage, terminology, payment systems, legal and ethical issues, healthcare compliance, and collections. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL&101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093, with a C or better. Successful completion of AHEA 104 and AHEA 106 with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair.

AHEA 124 Advanced Medical Billing and Coding • 5 Cr.

This course expands on intermediate medical billing & coding procedures by providing the knowledge and skills to assess, evaluate, and trouble shoot these systems. This course will also include some industry certification preparation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of both AHEA 120 and AHEA 122 with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair.