Healthcare Delivery Systems

Online Education Courses

An introduction to the organization, financing and delivery of health care services, this course gives an overview of the organization and activities of hospitals, nursing homes, mental health and ambulatory care centers, home health agencies, and hospices. Students also learn about the educational preparation and responsibilities of health care professionals and government regulations.

Coding Basics is a self-paced program which will cover the foundational concepts in the coding and billing profession. Coding professionals abstract clinical data from health records and assign appropriate medical codes. These codes are used for reimbursement, planning, and research. Comprehensive training in inpatient and outpatient coding is provided, along with the necessary background courses in health record content, medical terminology, and disease process.


At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Outline the history and progression of health care in the United States.
  • Identify the roles Health Information Management professionals play in various healthcare settings.
  • Define "continuum of care."
  • Give examples of the major influences on healthcare facilities and reimbursement methods.
  • Evaluate technological advances in medicine that have affected the healthcare industry.
  • Explain the major associations influencing medicine today, including their development and importance.
  • Examine the role federal agencies play in health care.
  • Compare and contrast acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory care.
  • Outline the development of compliance programs and the quality management process.


You must complete each item found on the main course page to successfully complete this course. Completion is identified with a green check mark symbol.

Each lesson has an associated lesson-level quiz provided for review. You may take the quizzes as many times as you like. However, note that you must achieve a score of 70% or higher on each quiz for it to mark as complete.

Unlike the quizzes, you are only allowed to take the Final Exam once, and you must complete it with a score of 70% or higher to successfully complete the course.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Note: Course enrollment includes one attempt to take the Final Exam. You must get a score of 70% or higher on the final to earn your CEUs and Certificate of Completion for the course. However, you will be able to continue on to the Course Evaluation or go back and review any of the previous content after taking the Final Exam regardless of score.


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