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Health Information Technology ______________________________________________________ HIT120-E Pharmacology for HIT 1 This course provides you with an introduction to pharmacology, a basic knowledge of drugs, and drug therapies as they relate to the health information management field. It includes a study of the preparation, use, and action of chemicals and their effect on biological functioning. Prerequisite: HSC113-E HIT122-E Registry Organization and Operations 3 This course will focus on the organization and the operations of a cancer registry. Topics include case identification and follow-up of cancer patients. Students will develop an understanding of organizational requirements for an approved cancer program. Emphasis will be given to the regulatory requirements for an approved program as outlined by the Commission on Cancer (COC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) and data standards set by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations. Legal ethical and confidentiality issues in both the internal and external settings will be addressed. A focus will be on the relationships between a registry and other departments within a facility. Systems management, analysis, and database management will be discussed as it pertains to cancer registry management. HIT139-A Math for Health Care Professionals 3 This course is designed for any student entering a healthcare profession which requires a 100- level,college freshman level math course. This course builds on basic math skills and incorporates math computation skills that are necessary in allied healthcare fields. There will be an emphasis on understanding systems of measurement and conversions: metric, apothecary, household and other systems of measurement. Basic topics include a review of fundamentals in: decimals, fractions, ratios, proportions, percents, formulas, household and metric measurement, basic algebra and word problems. Advanced topics will include: infection rate computations, other most commonly computed hospital statistics, and some managerial math such as computing FTEs in healthcare supervision & management. HIT150-E Principles of Disease 3 This course is an introduction to disease etiology covering the five basic classifications of disease from the cellular level to the organ system level that includes: congenital & hereditary diseases, inflammatory & infectious diseases, degenerative diseases, metabolic diseases, and neoplastic diseases. Prerequisites: HIT120 or HSC113. HIT160-E Principles of Disease II 3 This course is a continuation of HIT-150 Principles of Disease I which will focus on common disorders of the body by organ system involvement such as cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, urinary system, etc. Depth of study will focus on the five basic classifications of disease as manifested in each body organ system: signs and symptoms; diagnostic work-up; current disease management; and prognosis as it pertains to each organ system. Prerequisites: HCS113-E, BIO165-A, HIT120-C, HIT150-C or Instructor’s Approval. HIT250-E Coding I 3 This course is an introduction to diagnostic and procedural coding and classification systems with the emphasis on the current version of the International Classification of Disease (ICD) coding and attention paid to the new and legacy version of the classification (both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS coding systems are addressed). You will learn how to classify and index diagnoses and procedures for the purposes of standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis. Coding conventions and inpatient coding guidelines are emphasized. Prerequisites: HSC113-E, BIO165-A, HIT370-C For non-health information majors, the prerequisite of HIT370-C may be waived with instructor approval HIT251-E Coding II 3 This course is a continuation of Coding I. Emphasis is placed on advanced coding concepts and classifications of diseases and procedures utilizing ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Encoder and grouper software will be presented and utilized. You will be working with actual medical records. Further emphasis is placed on accuracy and compliance with ICD-10-CM/PCS coding requirements. Prerequisite: HIT250-E HIT252-E Coding III 3 This course is an introduction to CPT coding. You will learn how to classify procedures utilizing the CPT coding and classification system. Encoder and grouper software will be utilized. You will be working with actual medical records. Further emphasis is placed on accuracy, compliance, and outpatient coding requirements. Prerequisite: HIT251-E HIT253-E Oncology Coding & Staging Systems 1.5 This course will enable the student to recognize the similarities and differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM and is geared towards students already working with ICD-9. All types of patient encounters will be required to submit ICD- 10-CM codes on claims effective October 1, 2015. HIT254-E Icd-10-Pcs Procedural Coding 1.5 This course will enable the student to recognize all the root operations and coding guidelines need to accurately code procedures using ICD-10-PCS. All types of inpatient encounters will be required to submit ICD-10-PCS codes on claims effective October 1, 2015. HIT290-C Reimbursement Methods 3 During this course, you will examine reimbursement methodologies, including prospective payment systems, utilized in a variety of health care settings. You will explore data quality for optimal reimbursement, data auditing, and compliance processes. You will also be introduced to billing procedures and requirements for claims submissions. Prerequisites: HIT250-E, HIT251-E; Corequisite: HIT252-E HIT312-E Health Informatics and Information Manag 3 This course should enable the student to describe the different types of code sets and classification systems used in healthcare. It should also enable the student to understand the basic steps in implementing an electronic health record and using the software Access for data collection. Prerequisites: HIT120-C, HIT150-C, HIT250-C, HIT370-C, HIT380-C, HSC113-E or instructor’s approval; Corequisite: HIT451-C Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2016–2017 Health Information Technology 136


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