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HIT100 Introduction to Health Information Management Credit Hours: 3.00
An overview of health care delivery systems and mechanisms in the U.S. Includes the medical model of healthcare and delivery in the U.S, public policy, professional roles, legal and regulatory issues, ancillary services, health record and payment systems including the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and computer systems. Also includes health reform initiatives in the U.S.
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Offered: Fall.
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HIT101 Introduction to ICD Coding Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to principles and application of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding system and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). Includes overview of coding, introduction to ICD 9th Revision Clinical Modifications (9-CM), and ICD 10th Revision Clinical Modifications/Procedural Coding System (10-CM/PCS). Includes coding conventions, coding guidelines, hospital inpatient, outpatient and physician office coding and overview of HCPCS.
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Recommendation: HIT 105.
Offered: Spring.
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HIT102 CPT Coding Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to principles and application of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding System. Includes overview of CPT and CPT coding. Also includes the following CPT sections: Anesthesia, Evaluation and Management, Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, and Pathology and Laboratory.
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Recommendation: Completion of HIT 105 is recommended before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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HIT105 Medical Terminology Credit Hours: 3.00
Terminology used in the medical field. Includes word parts and forms, terms pertaining to the body as a whole, anatomy and structural organization of the body. Also includes terminology of body systems, organs and function including disease processes and symptoms, laboratory tests, clinical procedures and use of medical dictionaries and other resource materials for research and practice.
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Offered: Fall.
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HIT108 Health Information Employment Policies Credit Hours: 1.00
Prepares students for employment in Health Information Technology. Includes employer requirements for CPR training, employment resources, resume development, Privacy and Security, immunizations and the criminal background check.
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Offered: Spring.
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HIT112 Health Insurance and Medical Billing Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview and principles of the basics of health insurance and medical billing. Includes principles of health insurance and medical billing, health insurance contracts, claims process, insurance terminology, abbreviations, and symbols, diagnostic and procedural coding (with emphasis on medical terminology, anatomy and physiology), client eligibility and reimbursement processes, health care statistics, and supervision and management.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 101 and 102.
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Recommendation: Completion of HIT 100 and 105 are recommended before enrolling in the course.
Offered: Fall.
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HIT125 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for HIT Credit Hours: 3.00
Principals of pharmacology and pathophysiology. Includes disease processes according to body system, causes, diagnosis and treatment with emphasis on drug actions and classifications. Includes pharmacotherapy and laboratory findings; basic concepts in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, dosage calculations, and pharmacology as applied to disease and conditions distinct to each body system.
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Offered: Fall.
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HIT150 Introduction to Health Management Information Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to Health Information Management systems (HIMS). Includes evolution of HIMS; networks, data collection, data sources, secondary data presentations, data quality, data sets and standards, principles and applications of secondary data sources, protected health information, database design and HIMS selection and implementation.
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Offered: Spring.
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HIT165 Medical Office Procedures Credit Hours: 3.00
Services and procedures used in a medical office. Includes qualities of the office worker, healthcare industry, communications and human relations, telephone techniques, financial reports, word processing, administrative support and medical billing, filing, mail processing, content of medical health record and documentation, insurance and claims, and employment in a medical office/facility and the interview.
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Recommendation: HIT 105.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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HIT175 Health Information Statistics and Research Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of health information statistics and research. Includes a statistical approach to healthcare, sources of data collection, data sources and databases. Also includes health care research processes and strategies, project development, data collection, design and analysis, report structure and presentation.
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Offered: Fall.
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HIT201 Advanced ICD Coding Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced use of references, source documents, and computer software for diagnostic coding in health care settings for outpatient and inpatient hospital coding. Includes interpretation of ICD codes relative to inpatient and outpatient hospital reimbursement, analysis of inpatient and outpatient hospital source documents in a variety of settings to determine proper coding, prospective payment systems, auditing and analysis of patient charts, application of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic codes in the: integumentary, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, female and male reproductive, endocrine and nervous systems. Also includes codes for interventional radiology services; development of compliance program for enforcement of regulatory and governmental rules; application of confidentiality and privacy policies and procedures; abstracting data; and computer applications.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 101 and 102.
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Offered: Spring.
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HIT202 Advanced Classification Systems Applications Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced application and demonstration of coding skills. Includes use of references and source documents for International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification and Procedural Coding System (ICD-CM and PCS) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding and evaluation, Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS), diagnostic-related group (DRG) guidelines and regulations.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 101 and HIT 102.
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Offered: Spring.
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HIT210 Medical Quality Assurance and Supervision Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of medical quality assurance and supervision. Includes health information management skills and human resource roles and responsibilities. Also includes HIPAA regulations, accreditation and licensure, organizational models, technologies and planning for a professional career in health care.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 100 and 105.
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Offered: Spring.
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HIT211 Medicolegal Aspects in Health Information Management Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to regulatory requirements in health care and application of general principles of law in health information management and legal proceedings. Includes American legal system, court systems and legal procedures, principles of liability, patient record requirements, access to health information, patient rights and confidentiality, judicial process of health information, specialized patient records, risk management and quality management, HIV information, computerized patient records, health care fraud and abuse, and ethics.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 100 and 105.
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Offered: Fall.
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HIT225 Advanced Health Management Information Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Applied concepts in Health Information Management (HIM) Systems. Includes healthcare legislation and standards, federal regulations, electronic health record system implementation and applications, roles and responsibilities of health care providers, information security and use of real world software applications.
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Offered: Fall.
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HIT290 Health Information Technology Internship Credit Hours: 3.00
Volunteer Health Information Technology field experience at an approved work site. Includes communications, positive work attitudes, ethics, progress review, health information systems, professional development, employment strategies, and final evaluation within a classroom seminar setting.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 105, 108 and permission of the instructor.
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Information: Designed for students in their final semester of course work in the Health Information Technology option.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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