Health Information Technology Courses

Health Information Technology (HIT) courses

  • HIT 100 Introduction to Health Information Technology

    Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in ENG 110, unless already completed.

    This course provides the opportunity for the investigation of career opportunities, ethics, history and functions of health information technology. The course also provides an overview of the organization of healthcare delivery. It introduces basic concepts and terminology, security, privacy and organization of healthcare in the US.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • HIT 110 Diagnosis Coding I

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ALH 116.

    Application, evaluation, and sequencing of primary and secondary diagnosis codes (ICD-10-CM) according to current coding regulations and guidelines. Students are provided the opportunity to utilize software in the completion of HIM processes, such as, determining the accuracy of computer assisted coding assignment and recommendations of corrective actions and, identifying discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data, and application and evaluation of diagnosis related groupings.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 140 Pathopharmacology for Health Information Technology

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100.

    Student receives an introduction to basic pharmacology concepts and drug categories as related to current coding guidelines. Emphasis is placed on commonly used drugs and their effects on body systems, dosages and routes of administration. Utilization of drug references included.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 150 Outpatient Procedure Coding

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 180.

    Introduces application, evaluation and sequencing of outpatient procedure codes (CPT and HCPCS) using current regulations and guidelines. Students are provided the opportunity to utilize software in the completion of HIM processes, such as determining the accuracy of computer assisted coding assignment and recommendations of corrective actions and identifying discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data. Claim forms, place of service and modifiers will be addressed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 170 Electronic Health Records

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CIS 101 or instructor permission.

    Introduces the student to the basics of intranet vs internet, privacy, security, internal/external use/sharing of electronic health information, electronic health records, and personal health records. Students are provided the opportunity to utilize software in the completion of HIM processes, such as record tracking, release of information, registries, quality improvement, clinical and administrative applications, and decision support applications.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 180 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Information Technology

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 100 and ALH 116.

    Topics discussed are the body systems and how homeostasis is maintained, major pathologies, diagnostic procedures, therapeutic treatment options, and common issues and changes that occur in each body system throughout the life span.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 190 Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100 or concurrent enrollment with HIT 100.

    Introduces the student to basic healthcare reimbursement, basic overview of the revenue cycle, insurance cards, deductibles and co-payments, health insurance plans, advanced beneficiary notices, medical necessity, claim development and transmissions billing processes, explanation of benefits, capitation, secondary claims, and appeals in a variety of healthcare settings.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 192 Healthcare Revenue Cycle I

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 190.

    The student will learn to write appeal letters to insurance companies when claims are denied. The student will learn to audit the encounter forms to make sure the charges are entered correctly. These are common functions of a medical biller in any medical setting. The student will also learn to audit the chargemaster to ensure the codes are set up correctly and pricing amounts set based on Centers for Medicare Services calculations. This is a function of a hospital medical biller. If the codes are not set up with pricing, this will prohibit claims from going out the door, which precludes the hospital from making money. These are important aspects of reimbursement.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 194 Healthcare Revenue Cycle II

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 192.

    The student will learn to recognize the impact of the appeals process and discharged not final billed accounts on facility reimbursement. The student will learn the impact of duplicate patient numbers on duplicate charges as generated for multiple accounts. The student will learn about fraud and abuse detection when it comes to reimbursement and control of financial resources. The student will learn about back-end reporting for monitoring key performance indicators by reviewing the carve-out report, the later-charge report, the credit balance report, etc. The student will learn about the preventative controls, detective controls, and corrective controls for revenue cycle management. These are common functions of a medical biller in any medical setting and serve as vital facets of reimbursement that every medical biller should be taught.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 196 Healthcare Reimbursement Methodologies

    Pre-requisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 190. This course includes value-based care, bundled payments (or episode-based payments), fee-for-service, discounts, shared savings, and accountable care organizations. Additional topics include Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act which is a combination of merit-based incentive payment system and alternative payment models.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 198 Reimbursement Diagnostic and Procedural Groupings

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 190.

    This course includes the development of the diagnosis-related group (DRG's), factors used to calculate DRG's, describes the current utility and future relevance of DRG's, indirect medical education inpatient payments, disproportionate share inpatient payments, PPS-exempt cancer hospitals, Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, Medicare severity diagnosis related groups, three day payment window, wage index, Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, Complication and Comorbidity, and Major Complication and Comorbidity.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 200 Comparative Health Records Systems

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100 or concurrent enrollment with HIT 100.

    Examines health record and information systems in hospitals, alternative care settings and health related agencies. Roles of the health information administrator in traditional and nontraditional health care settings are explored and evaluated. Managing the flow of information in diverse healthcare settings are studied.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 201 Healthcare Quality Management

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100, CIS 101.

    HIT 201 provides the Health Information Technology student the application of leadership models, theories and skills; critical thinking; change management; workflow analysis, design, tools, and techniques; human resource management; training, development theory and process; strategic planning; financial management; ethics and project management.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 202 Healthcare Payer Performance

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 190, HIT 201 and HIT 210.

    Includes healthcare payer performance such as present on admission, hospital acquired conditions, third party payers, Medicare, and Medicaid. Additional topics include National Committee for Quality Assurance (measurement, transparency, and accountability drives improvement) and Joint Commission (quality improvement, patient safety, and standards across the continuum of care).

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 203 Healthcare Management & Leadership

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 190.

    Includes professional relationships, integrity, drive and purpose, business skills and knowledge; facilitation, motivation, teamwork, team development, leadership structure, leadership process and styles; organizational culture, mission, vision, standards of behavior; problem solving and decision making, interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills, diversity and difference values; conflict management; and team leadership (team roles, positions, functions) in healthcare.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 204 Healthcare Statistics

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in QBA 237.

    Includes introduction to calculating and reporting healthcare statistics, patient census, percentage of occupancy, length of stay, death (mortality) rages, hospital autopsies and autopsy rates, morbidity and other miscellaneous rates, statistics computer within the healthcare, and data analytics. Includes formulas and use of software.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 210 Diagnosis Coding II

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 110.

    Continuation of HIT 110. Application, evaluation, and sequencing of advanced primary and secondary diagnosis codes (ICD-10-CM) according to current coding regulations and guidelines. The students are provided the opportunity to utilize software in the completion of HIM processes, such as determining the accuracy of computer assisted coding assignments and recommendations of corrective actions and identifying discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data., development of appropriate physician queries to resolve coding discrepancies, complication comorbidities, major complication comorbidities, present on admission and hospital acquired condition indicators, and application and evaluation of diagnosis related groupings.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • HIT 230 Records Management

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100.

    This course provides the Health Information Technology student with an understanding of management, storage, filing, etc. of health records; paper or electronic. Upon completion of course, the student will be able to apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of protected health information, privacy, security, confidentiality, and retention and destruction of health records. Additionally, the student will be able to explain current trends, and future challenges in health information exchange.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 250 Inpatient Procedure Coding

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 180.

    Introduces application, evaluation, and sequencing of inpatient procedure codes (ICD-10-PCS) using current coding regulations and guidelines. The students are provided the opportunity to utilize software in the completion of HIM processes, such as determining the accuracy of computer assisted coding assignments and recommendations of corrective actions and identifying discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 260 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100 or concurrent enrollment with HIT 100.

    HIT 260 provides the Health Information Technology student a study of legal and ethical issues in healthcare with a focus on healthcare legal terminology, use of legal documents, legal concepts and principles and the ability to identify potential abuse or fraudulent trends through data analysis.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 262 Healthcare Compliance

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 202.

    Includes evaluation of compliance with regulatory requirements: official coding guidelines and coding guidance, national coverage determinations, and performance measurements. Additional topics include evaluation of compliance with reimbursement and methodologies: computer-assisted coding, DRGs, MS-DRGs, and APCs, medical necessity, present on admission status and hospital acquired conditions, and severity of illness and intensity of resources.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 270 Medical Assistant Office Procedures

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 170.

    Course includes office communication, reimbursement, insurance cards, basic coding processes, office environment, appointment scheduling, and legal and ethical practices.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 280 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 180 or consent of program coordinator.

    This course will provide an introduction to clinical medical assisting. Topics covered will include infection control, patient assessment, patient education, nutrition and health promotion, vital signs, assisting with physical examination, and assisting with medical specialties. Course includes in-class clinical procedure instruction.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Upon demand
  • HIT 290 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 180, consent of program coordinator.

    HIT 290 includes an introduction to laboratory techniques performed by the medical assistant. Topics covered will include clinical laboratory testing, venipuncture, specimen collection, quality control, sterilization and autoclaving, disposal of biohazardous materials, and inventory. Course includes in-class laboratory procedure instruction. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Upon demand
  • HIT 297 Professional Practice in Health Information Technology

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 210, HIT 250 or departmental permission.

    This course encompasses a supervised professional practice experience in an affiliated health-related agency providing 80-90 practicum hours under the direction of a preceptor. The course is communicative and/or writing intensive and includes instructional components on basic concepts of financial literacy, responsible planning and necessary financial skills. The student must submit a general education student-learning portfolio. Failure to complete any of the activities assigned within this course will result in an automatic grade of 'F' for this course. If extenuating circumstances exist, you may apply for an incomplete. See your student catalog for more information about applying for an incomplete. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Upon demand
  • HIT 298 Professional Practice Experience

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HIT 210 or HIT 250 or instructor permission.

    Program requirements must be met prior to starting practicum, successful completion of current drug screen, TB test, criminal background check, and current vaccination record on file. This course encompasses a supervised professional experience online and in an affiliated health-related agency providing a total of 80-90 practicum hours (nonpaid). The course provides the student with an opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge and clinical experience within the Health Information Management Department and/or other associated departments with the affiliated health-related agency. The student must submit a general education student-learning portfolio as a campus graduation requirement. Failure to complete any of the activities assigned within this course will result in an automatic grade of 'F' for this course. If extenuating circumstances exist, you may apply for an incomplete. See your student catalog for more information about applying for an incomplete. Students are responsible for transportation to/from the designated health-related agency site. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Upon demand
  • HIT 299 Medical Assistant Practicum

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 280 or concurrent enrollment in HIT 290, consent of program coordinator, program requirements must be met prior to starting practicum, successful completion of current drug screen, TB test, and criminal background check, and current vaccination record on file.

    Course includes off-site practicum of at least 120 hours under direct supervision in a physician's office setting.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    314Upon demand