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The following course information is effective for the Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 2018: No

  • 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 Fall 2018: Yes

Open HIT 115 Class Schedule

  • 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 2018: Yes

Open HIT 132 Class Schedule

  • 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 Fall 2018: Yes

Open HIT 171 Class Schedule

  • 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 Fall 2018: Yes

Open HIT 212 Class Schedule

  • 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 Fall 2018: No

  • 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 Fall 2018: Yes

Open HIT 215 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 Fall 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    2.00

HIT 231 Leadership and Management in Health Information Management

This course introduces students to the basic principles of supervision as applied to the health information profession. The elements and concepts related to leadership and organizational management including human, financial, and physical resources are included.

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

Typically Offered: Offered spring, odd yrs only.

Offered Fall 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    2.00

HIT 232 Quality Management and Healthcare Statistics

This course introduces students to the principles of quality management. Content includes quality assessment and management, risk and utilization management, and credentialing. The collection, preparation, and analysis and interpretation of healthcare statistics are also introduced. The functions and uses of registries, with emphasis on the cancer registry, are studied.

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

Typically Offered: Offered spring, odd yrs only.

Offered Fall 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    3.00

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 Fall 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HIT
  • Units:
    2.00

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