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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


HIT 100 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

T Fall/Spring

Development of a medical vocabulary through the study of word construction, spelling and pronunciation, medical abbreviations and symbols, and use of terminology in correspondence and reports used in the medical profession is presented.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week

Prerequisite(s): None


HIT 101 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATION

Fall

This course will initiate the student to the field of Health Information Technology. An overview of the functions and responsibilities of the technologist, and orientation to the technical skills held by the technologist, including skills necessary to maintain components of health record system consistent with the medical administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Beginning Keyboarding-IMS 121


HIT 102 HEALTH RECORDS SYSTEMS

Spring

This course is a study of the content regarding format, evaluation and completeness of the medical record; licensing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies, numbering systems, patient indexes, filing systems, records retention, and storage and retrieval.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Health Information-HIT 101 and acceptance into HIT Program.


HIT 103 HEALTH RECORDS SYSTEMS LAB

Spring

This course allows the student the laboratory hands-on experience in evaluating content, format, and completeness of actual medical records. Also included in this lab is experience with numbering systems, patients indexes, filing systems, records retention, and storage and retrieval. Computer experience will be utilized as a teaching method.

Credit: 1 hour - Two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Health Information-HIT 101 and acceptance into the HIT program.


HIT 104 ADVANCED MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Spring

This course is a continuation of the development of medical vocabulary in order to understand the language used in the medical profession including pronunciation, spelling, and definition of medical terms.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Medical Terminology-HIT 100 with a grade of "C" or better.


HIT 105 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION

Fall/Spring

This course involves transcribing medical and health-related documents by use of dictation software and digital equipment. The development of English skills, medical language usage, plus proofreading/editing skills will also be emphasized.

Credit: 3 hour - One lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Beginning Keyboarding-IMS 121

Co-requisites: Business Computer Systems - COM 111 and Medical Terminology - HIT 100.


HIT 106 PRINCIPLES OF INSURANCE

Spring

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the efficiency and smooth operation of insurance through the study of basic medical and insurance abbreviations and terms, correct and incorrect procedural and diagnostic codings, insurance billing, and type of insurance coverage.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): HIT 109-Introduction to Coding


HIT 107 MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES

Spring

This course will introduce students to medical office procedures and practices. Students will study procedures, forms, communications, and other aspects of administrative duties that are expected for medical office settings. This course includes a computerized practice management simulation applying office management/appointment scheduling, billing procedures, and medical practice report generation. Development of information management techniques and decision-making skills are stressed.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Keyboarding ability.


HIT 109 INTRODUCTION TO CODING

Fall

The study of transforming written descriptions of procedures and diagnoses into code numbers for the purpose of accurate medical billing and statistics. This course is designed to introduce students to the CPT, ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM and HCPCS coding systems.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


HIT 110 ADVANCED MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION

Spring

A continuation of Medical Transcription in which students transcribe from various medical specialties by use of dictation software and digital equipment. Previous document formatting, proofreading/editing and language skills will be applied to a simulated medical setting, providing experience in transcription of numerous health care related documents.

Credit: 3 hours - One lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Medical Transcription-HIT 105 with a grade of "C" or better.


HIT 111 PROFESSIONALISM IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE

Summer

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with professionalism issues associated with the medical office including making a commitment to the job, traits of medical office professional, interpersonal relationships with coworkers, projecting a professional image on the job and after hours, and personal management skills. The internship experience is also presented with focus on career planning and employment in a medical office.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Co-requisite(s): HIT 192-Medical Office Assistant Internship, HIT 193-Medical Transcription Internship, or HIT 194-Medical Coding Specialist Internship.


HIT 161 CODING CPC EXAM PREPARATION COURSE

By Request

This course is a study of CPT-4 outpatient coding in order to support the student in the preparation of the Certified Professional Coder Examination given by the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


HIT 192 MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

Summer/By Request

Supervised work experience in an approved training station for students pursuing a one year certificate in the Medical Office Assistant program. Each student is required to complete 80 hours at a worksite during the semester.

Credit: 1 hour - Five lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development - INT 111 and Instructor's Approval.


HIT 193 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION INTERNSHIP

Summer/By Request

Supervised work experience in an approved training station for students pursuing a career in the Medical Transcription field. Each student is required to complete 80 hours at a worksite during the semester.

Credit: 1 hour - Five lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development-INT 111 and Instructor's Approval.


HIT 194 MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST INTERNSHIP

Summer/By Request

Supervised work experience in an approved training station for students pursuing a one-year Medical Coding Specialist certificate. Each student is required to complete 80 hours at a worksite during the semester.

Credit: 1 hour - Five lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development - INT 111 and Instructor's Approval


HIT 201 HEALTH DATA AND STATISTICS

Fall

The study of sources and uses of health data; computation of rates and percentages; vital records registration, reporting, and display.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): General Elementary Statistics-MAT 210 and acceptance into the HIT program.


HIT 202 CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

Fall

This course provides clinical experience in the areas of patient registration, registration procedures in the health information department; storage and retrieval of medical records, technical analysis of the medical record, coding and indexing, and medical transcription.

Credit: 2 hours - 160 clinical hours required.

Prerequisite(s): Intro to Health Information-HIT 101 and acceptance into the HIT program.


HIT 203 MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE

Fall

This course is a study of management principles as applied to the health information department, including an introduction to management, the functions of planning, organizing, controlling; actuating/supervising, problem solving, and quality improvement in the health information department.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Intro to Health Information-HIT 101 and acceptance into the HIT program.


HIT 204 CODING

Fall

A study of classifications and nomenclatures, with in-depth coverage of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System (ICD-10-PCS) coding system.

Credit: 5 hours - Four lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Anatomy and Physiology-BIO 212 and Fundamentals of Medical Science-HIT 215.


HIT 209 ADVANCED PHYSICIAN CODING

Spring

This course concentrates on analyzing medical chart documentation, assigning diagnostic/procedure codes, and maximizing reimbursement. An in-depth look will be presented of ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Emphasis will be placed on the development of critical thinking skills required for mastery level physician coding.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Medical Terminology-HIT 100 and Introduction to Coding-HIT 109 with a grade of "C" or better


HIT 210 CPT CODING

Spring

This course covers the principles of coding with CPT. Students will develop an understanding of coding and classification systems in order to assign valid CPT/HCPCS procedures codes used to report reimbursable services.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Intro to Health Information-HIT 101 and Coding-HIT 204


HIT 211 MEDICO - LEGAL ASPECTS

Fall

Study of the basic concepts and principles of law and their application to the health care field, and specifically to the health information department. Laws dealing with confidentiality and release of information, liability of health care providers, and other topics are covered.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Intro to Health Information-HIT 101 and acceptance into the HIT program.


HIT 212 QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Spring

This course is a study of quality management systems. Includes the purpose and philosophy of quality improvements; utilization management, performance improvement and risk management in the acute care facility; coordination of quality management activities with physician credential/reappointment and employee performance evaluation; quality management requirements for acute care facilities in specific program areas; quality management in the non-acute facility; confidentiality of quality management information; and the expanding quality management function.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Intro to Health Information-HIT 101 and acceptance into the HIT program.


HIT 213 CLINICAL PRACTICUM II

Spring

This course provides clinical experience in the areas of the medical staff, TJC, quality improvement, utilization review, review agencies, Medicare DRG's coding reinforcement and health information systems.

Credit: 2 hours - 160 clinical hours required.

Prerequisite(s): Clinical Practicum I-HIT 202


HIT 214 HEALTH INFORMATION IN NON-TRADITIONAL SETTING

Spring

This course is a study of medical services in health care institutions other than acute care hospital that includes regulation agencies, reporting systems, controls, the health record system and other related topics.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Intro to Health Information-HIT 101 and acceptance into the HIT program.


HIT 215 FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL SCIENCE

Spring

This course is an introduction to general principles of disease with emphasis on the etiology, symptoms, signs, diagnostic findings and treatment.

Credit: 4 hours - Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the HIT program.


HIT 216 REIMBURSEMENT MANAGEMENT

Spring

Study of reimbursement as it relates to the healthcare field and specifically to the Health Information Department. Includes an overview of reimbursement methodologies, government sponsored healthcare programs, coding compliance, charge description master maintenance, and revenue cycle management.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Coding-HIT 204 or consent of Program Director/Assistant Director.


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