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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

HIT 111 Medical Terminology

This course introduces students to medical terminology used in the healthcare field. Emphasis is on word construction using prefixes, roots, and suffixes. Definitions, spelling, pronunciation, and abbreviations are also included.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HIT 111 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    3.00

HIT 113 Ethical and Legal Aspects of Medical Records

This course introduces students to legal and ethical issues applicable to health information. State and Federal laws on privacy, confidentiality, and release of information relative to the health record are studied.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HIT 113 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    2.00

HIT 115 Fundamentals of Health Information Technology

This course introduces students to the healthcare delivery system, regulations and standards, and the health information department and profession. Health data content and structure as well as the application of techniques to ensure quality documentation for all types of healthcare facility records are also introduced.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    3.00

HIT 117 Basic CPT Coding

This course introduces students to the theory, structure, and organization of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system. Emphasis will be on the application of coding principles to accurately assign CPT codes to health records. The role of CPT codes in billing and reimbursement will be included.

Prerequisite: HIT 111 (C or better) Corequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 245 (both C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HIT 117 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    3.00

HIT 119 Pharmacology

This course introduces students to pharmacology. Content includes terminology, drug classifications, therapeutic use, side effects, contraindications and interactions. Common dosage ranges and routes of administration will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HIT 119 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    1.00

HIT 131 Basic ICD-10-CM Coding

This course introduces students to the ICD-10-CM classification system with an emphasis on the application of coding guidelines used to accurately assign diagnostic codes in all healthcare settings. The impact of proper code assignment and its relationship to billing and reimbursement will be addressed. ICD-9-CM will be discussed as a legacy system.

Prerequisite: HIT 111 (C or better) Corequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 245 (both C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HIT 131 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    3.00

HIT 132 Basic ICD-10-PCS Coding

This course introduces students to the ICD-10-PCS classification system with an emphasis on coding guidelines used to accurately assign procedure codes in the hospital setting. The impact of proper code assignment and its relationship to billing and reimbursement will be addressed. ICD-9-CM will be discussed as a legacy system.

Prerequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 245 AND HIT 111 (all C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    2.00

HIT 171 Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office

This course introduces students to health records and insurance processing procedures in the medical office. Emphasizes the relationship between health information and billing procedures. Brief overview of hospital billing is included.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    3.00

HIT 212 Professional Practice Experience in Health Information Technology I

This course is the first of a two semester sequence of supervised clinical experience in health facilities. NOTE: A satisfactory health screening, background check, and drug screen must be on file with the college prior to the clinical affiliation. The student will be responsible for his/her transportation to and from the health facility. The student must be enrolled in his/her final Fall semester in the HIT program. Assignments and schedules may vary by facility.

Prerequisites: HIT 113 and HIT 115 (both C or better), and admission into the HIT program

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    4.00

HIT 213 Professional Practice Experience in Health Information Technology II

This course is the second of a two semester sequence of supervised clinical experience in various areas pertaining to health information. NOTE: A satisfactory health screening, background check, and drug screen must be on file with the college prior to the clinical affiliation. The student will be responsible for his/her transportation to and from the health facility. The student must be enrolled in his/her final Spring semester in the HIT program. Assignments and schedule may vary by facility.

Prerequisite: HIT 212 (C or better) Corequisite: HIT 218 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HIT 213 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    2.00

HIT 215 Medical Science

This course introduces students to human conditions and diseases of all body systems. Emphasis is on etiology, manifestations, method of diagnosis, and treatment.

Prerequisite: HIT 111 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    3.00

HIT 217 Health Information Systems and Data Literacy

This course introduces students to health information systems concepts including selection and implementation, data quality, storage and retrieval, and security and privacy. Electronic health record concepts and HIM applications are discussed.

Prerequisite: HIT 115 (C or better) and admission into the HIT program

Typically Offered: Offered spring, even yrs only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HIT 217 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    3.00

HIT 218 Seminar in Health Information Technology

This course requires students to apply the academic knowledge acquired in the HIT curriculum to specific challenges encountered in the health information management workplace. The focus is on critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and ethics. It also includes a review of HIT content areas with strategies for preparing for the national exam. Additionally students will select a health information topic of interest, summarize a literature search in a written report, and present the substance of the study orally.

Corequisite: HIT 213 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HIT 218 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    2.00

HIT 271 Advanced Coding

This course explores the more complex areas of ICD and CPT coding introduced in previous coding courses. Students will apply coding principles and guidelines related to complex diagnoses and procedures. Coding from actual patient records is emphasized. The use of coding references and coding software is integrated into the course.

Prerequisite: HIT 117, HIT 131, HIT 132, and HIT 215 (all C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HIT 271 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    2.00

HIT 272 Reimbursement Systems in Healthcare

In this course students will learn the history, rationale, and methodology of the systems used by third-party payers to determine the reimbursement that health care providers will receive. Reimbursement concepts include fee-for-service, managed care, capitation systems, Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs), Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS), Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) and related concepts. The use of the charge description master (chargemaster) in reimbursement will be discussed. The importance of compliance with regulations and the related issues of fraud and abuse will also be addressed.

Prerequisites: HIT 115 (C or better) AND one coding course (HIT 117, HIT 131, HIT 132) (C or better) AND admission into the HIT program Corequisite: A second coding course (HIT 117, HIT 131, HIT 132) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HIT 272 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    2.00


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