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Course Descriptions

HIT 110   Medical Terminology ...   3

Introduction to medical terminology focusing on building anatomical and pathophysiologic terms through identification and interpretation of Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Pronunciation, spelling, and transcribing basic terms relating to body systems, medical specialties, and common diseases.

HIT 115   Pharmacology and Diagnostic Procedures ...   3

Prerequisites: HIT 110

The language of medical specialties, diagnostic modalities, and body systems. Emphasis on word analysis, pronunciation, spelling and commonly prescribed drugs.

HIT 120   Health Care Data ...   3

Prerequisites: Acceptance into HIT Program.

Introduction to health information management including health care delivery systems; health information management profession; health care data, collection, quality, access and retention.

Corequisites: HIT 110, HIT 121.

HIT 121   Health Care Data Laboratory ...   0

Prerequisites: HIT 120.

Special projects, guest speakers, and field trips to reinforce principles taught in Health Care Data lecture.

HIT 125   Health Care Technologies ...   3

Prerequisites: HIT 120, HIT 121, ENG 101, BAS/CPT 103.

Continuation of HIT 120 with emphasis on indexes and registries, computer-based patient record, and health information systems.

Corequisites: HIT 115, HIT 126, HIT 128, HIT 150.

HIT 126   Heath Care Technology Laboratory ...   0

Prerequisites: HIT 120, HIT 121, ENG 101, BAS/CPT 103.

Special projects, guest speakers, and field trips to reinforce principles taught in Health Care Technologies lecture.

Corequisites: HIT 125, HIT 128

HIT 128   Electronic Health Records ...   1

In-depth study of Electronic Health Record system development life cycle.

Corequisites: HIT 115, HIT 125, HIT 126, HIT 150

HIT 150   Directed Practicum ...   1

Prerequisites: HIT 120, HIT 121.

Introduction to medical records department in variety of hospitals and alternative settings. 

Corequisites: HIT 125, HIT 126.

HIT 200   Directed Practicum II ...   3

Prerequisites: HIT 120, HIT 121, HIT 125, HIT 126, HIT 128, HIT 150

Practice in basic and technical functions of medical records department.

Corequisites: HIT 220, HIT 238

HIT 220   Nosology ...   3

Prerequisites: HIT 110, HIT 115, BIO 240, BIO 241, BIO 243, BIO 244.

Study of classification systems with major emphasis on inpatient coding using ICD-10-CM and reimbursement methodologies, specifically DRGs.

Corequisites: HIT 200, HIT 221, BIO 265

HIT 221   Nosology Laboratory ...   0

Prerequisites: HIT 110, HIT 115, BIO 240, BIO 241, BIO 243, BIO 244

Special projects to reinforce principles taught in Nosology lecture.

Corequisites: HIT 200, BIO 265.

HIT 235   Health Care and the Law ...   2

Prerequisites: HIT 120, HIT 121, HIT 125, HIT 126.

Medical records as legal documents focusing on procedures involved in court disclosure of medical records, laws pertaining to release of information from medical records, medical record requirements for accrediting, approving, licensing and certifying agencies. Covers laws and regulations governing preparation and use of medical records, responsibilities of physician, risk of malpractice, and physician's role in the hospital.

HIT 238   Healthcare Legal & Ethical Issues ...   3

Prerequisites: HIT 120, HIT 121, HIT 125, HIT 126, HIT 128

Study legal and ethical issues in the health care field focusing on procedures involved in court disclosure of medical records, laws pertaining to release of information from medical records, and medical record requirements for accrediting, approving, licensing and certifying agencies.  Learn laws and regulations governing preparation and use of medical records, ethical practice standards, fraud and abuse, and other medical/legal issues.

HIT 241   Health Care Statistics ...   2

Prerequisites: HIT 120, HIT 121, HIT 125, HIT 126, must assess into MAT 121 or have earned a C or higher in MAT 098

In-depth study of hospital statistics, sources, definitions, collection, reporting, and presentation of data.  (Effective Spring 2015)

Corequisites: HIT-243

HIT 243   Quality Management and Performance Improvement ...   3

Prerequisites: HIT 220, HIT 221, HIT 238

A basic overview of quality performance improvement processes, function, applications, and utilization review.

Corequisites: HIT 241

HIT 250   Directed Practicum III ...   3

Prerequisites: HIT 150, HIT 200.

Advanced student practice emphasizing building of supervisory skills applied in health care setting. Program capstone experiences included.

HIT 260   Health Information Management Seminar ...   2

Prerequisites: HIT 120, HIT 121, HIT 125, HIT 126, HIT 200

Principles of supervisory management applied to a Health Information Management environment, including: team work and leadership, staffing, training, performance and productivity monitoring, work process design, policies and procedures, and budgeting.

HIT 270   CPT Coding ...   2

Prerequisites: HIT 220, HIT 221

Outpatient coding guidelines and reimbursement with major emphasis on CPT coding.

Corequisites: HIT 271

HIT 271   CPT Coding Laboratory ...   0

Prerequisites: HIT 220, HIT 221

Application of outpatient coding guidelines and reimbursement with major emphasis on CPT coding, to reinforce principles taught in lecture component, HIT 270.

Corequisites: HIT 270

HIT 280   Healthcare Billing and Reimbursement Issues ...   2

Prerequisites: HIT 220, HIT 221

Healthcare billing and reimbursement issues will be covered. Included: payor categories, APCs and other prospective payment systems, the revenue cycle, chargemaster, RBRVS, regulatory guidelines, billing processes, etc.

Corequisites: HIT 270, HIT 271