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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, public policy, healthcare finance and regulation, data content structures and standards, information protection, informatics, and the role of leadership.
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HIT101 Introduction to ICD Coding Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to principles and application of the International Classification of Disease (ICD) coding system. Includes overview of coding, introduction to 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 and BIO160IN. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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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 and BIO 160IN. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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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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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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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. Also includes 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. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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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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HIT150 Introduction to Health Management Information Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to Health Information Management Systems (HIMS). Includes overview of electronic health record, software, administrative management, scheduling and patient management, HIPAA, and HIM roles and functions. Also includes clinical inputs and outputs; coding; billing and reimbursement; clinical decision support systems and quality improvement; personal health records; patient portals; and HIMS adoption and implementation.
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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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HIT201 Advanced ICD Coding Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced use of references and source documents for outpatient and inpatient hospital coding. Includes interpretation of International Classification Diseases (ICD), Clinical Modification (CM), and Procedural Coding System (PCS) guidelines relative to application of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and procedural codes.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 101 and 102.
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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), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding and evaluation, Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS), and Diagnostic-Related Group (DRG) guidelines and regulations.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 101 and HIT 102.
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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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HIT211 Medicolegal Aspects in Health Information Management Credit Hours: 3.00
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. Also includes 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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HIT225 Advanced Health Management Information Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Applied concepts in Health Information Management (HIM) Systems. Includes the evolution of healthcare legislation and standards; and health records content and documentation. Also includes electronic health record system legislation and implementation; and health information technologies and data analytics.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 150.
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HIT290 Health Information Technology Internship Credit Hours: 4.50
Health Information Technology Professional Practice experience (PPE) includes meaningful engagement within the healthcare industry through an approved work site or project-based study. Includes HIT skills development, professional networking and communications, goal setting, employment strategies, values and ethics, and use of health information systems and resources.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 105 and 108.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. Designed for students in their final semester of course work in the Health Information Technology option. Students complete 180 clock hours of supervised placement at approved work site (or project-based study).
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