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HIT485-E Medical Billing & Reimbursement Billing 3 This course is designed to prepare students for jobs in medical office and hospital billing departments. Comprehensive coverage of every stage of the medical insurance claim cycle will be studied in a logical sequence. Basic concepts of medical coding, detailed information on various insurance payers and plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, disability plans, private indemnity plans, and managed care plans will be presented and studied. Students will obtain hands-on experience in completion of the CMS-1500 claim form and the UB-94 hospital claim form with step-by-step guidelines for data entry. Demonstration of current physician practice management software will be included. Additional emphasis will be placed on the security of information entered into computer databases in compliance with new Federal legislation requiring the use of electronic patient records. Prerequisites: HIT120-C, HIT150-C HIT541-C Professional Practice Experience II 3 This is a supervised 150-hour professional practice in a healthcare setting. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of entry-level skills, management skills, and project organization skills acquired throughout the program. You will be required to meet written goals and objectives, undergo a work evaluation, complete a project, and submit a written report on your learning experience. Prerequisite: Successfully completed all HIT courses with a “C” or better grade. HIT594-C HIT Practicum A Professional Practice I 1 This is an instructor-supervised professional practice experience. It is designed to introduce you to the daily operations and function of the health information management department. You will use newly acquired knowledge and skills through observation and interaction. You will be required to meet written goals and objectives, undergo an evaluation, and submit a written report on your learning experience. Prerequisite: HIT370-C HIT595-C HIT Practicum B Professional Practice II 1 This is a supervised 40-hour professional practice experience designed to give you exposure to another healthcare setting. Practical application of acquired entry-level skills is emphasized. You will be required to meet written goals and objectives, undergo a work evaluation, and submit a written report on your learning experience. Prerequisites: HIT370-C, HIT250-E, HIT380-C HIT596-A HIT Practicum I 2 This course provides supervised clinical experience in health care settings. As a distance learning student, the clinic site will be arranged for you by the instructor unless your instructor informs you otherwise. Site will be chosen based on proximity to student and availability of HIT-trained, on-site supervisor(s). Emphasis will be placed on practical application of basic concepts in the health care setting. Upon completion, student should be able to apply basic health information management theory to health care facility practices. HIT597-C HIT Practicum II Professional Practice III 4 This is a supervised 200-hour professional practice in a healthcare setting. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of entry-level skills, management skills, and project organization skills acquired throughout the program. You will be required to meet written goals and objectives, undergo a work evaluation, complete a project, and submit a written report on your learning experience. Prerequisite: Successfully completed all HIT courses with a “C” or better grade. HIT601-E Medical Transcription 2 This course provides opportunities to practice and develop basic skills in the use of transcription equipment, gain familiarity with common formats of medical reports and common medical terminologies. Reference sources are discussed and students receive laboratory experience in transcribing medical records and forms, case histories, consultation reports, operative records, and discharge summaries dictated by real physicians and encompassing all body systems. Prerequisites: HSC113, HIT120, CSC110 HIT602-C Medical Transcription 3 Instruction will include basic transcription techniques, concepts, word processing hardware and software, and a variety of transcription equipment. You will also learn additional medical terminology and common abbreviations specific to a variety of healthcare specialties. Prerequisites: HSC113-E, HIT370-C Keyboarding skills: be able to pass a typing test at 40 WPM with accuracy. HIT946-C Seminar 1 This is a capstone course designed to help you develop research and presentation skills, bring you up to date with current healthcare trends, and review entry-level competencies in preparation for the RHIT certification exam. This should be taken the last semester of the program. HIT949-A Special Topics 1 This course offers a specialized study or project under the supervision of a faculty member and approved by the dean. It may not duplicate any course already in the catalog. Students earn credit based upon the agreed credit and contact hours. Instructor permission required. _H_E__A__L_T__H__ _S_C__I_E__N__C__E_S_______________________________ HSC105-E Introduction to Health Occupations 1 Issues and practices in the health care industry. In-depth exploration of health careers and employment expectations to assist in career development decisions. HSC106-A Contemporary Health Issues 3 An exploration of areas of human health. The topics will include health, psychosocial health, chemical alteration of behavior, human sexuality, personal health care, disease, health in society and the life cycle. Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2017–2018 Health Information Technology 134


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