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137 Course Descriptions HIT315-C Electronic Appl. for Health Care Data 2 This course combines knowledge gained in a variety of Health Information Technology courses (Allied Health Statistics, Coding I, II and III, Health Records Acute Care, etc.) and computer science courses (Introduction to Computers, Management of Information Systems, etc.). You will collect, analyze, and present healthcare data (and other data) using Microsoft software and additional software applications as available. Prerequisite: CSC110-A HIT370-C Health Records in Acute Care 3 This course will introduce you to the profession of Health Information Management. Topics covered include healthcare in the U.S., professional associations, the health record and its contents, forms and forms design, record retention policies, qualitative and quantitative analysis, filing and numbering systems, and an introduction to nomenclatures and classification systems. HIT380-C Health Records in Alt. Care Settings 3 In this course, you will take a closer look at alternative care settings and their record keeping standards. Alternative care includes long-term care, home care, hospice, ambulatory care and mental health. You will also learn about healthcare facility licensing and accrediting agencies, along with government and accrediting agencies’ standards and regulations. Additional topics include managing Health Information Department issues, participating in committees, and managing health information employee productivity. Prerequisite: HIT370-C HIT400-E Clinical Documentation Improvement 2 This course will introduce HIM professionals to the challenge of detailed clinical documentation in the electronic health record as the healthcare industry transitions to ICD-10-CM. The course will focus on the clinical terminologies needed to assign accurate coding which avoids potential reimbursement losses. Facilitation and coordination between the medical coding department and clinicians by means of the standard physician query process will be examined. Important Note: Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is not about how to code in ICD-10. CDI is: knowing what to look for in medical records, as well as how to ask for clarification provided by physicians. HIT420-C Legal Aspects of Health Information 2 This course will cover the legal side of healthcare management. You will learn about the U.S. Court System and U.S. law in respect to healthcare issues. You will be exposed to tort law, civil procedures, trial practice, regulations for release of medical information and patient confidentiality, patient consent, and medical staff regulations. Prerequisite: HIT370-C HIT422-E Medico-Legal Ethics 3 This course is an introduction to the concepts of medical law and ethics for allied health care practitioners. Topics including criminal and civil acts, contracts, negligence, and ethical concepts as they relate to the medical profession, health information management, HIPAA, and other health care legislative rulings are discussed. Prerequisites: HIT 370: Health Records in Acute Care or HIT/END Program Director approval. HIT430-E Quality Improvement 2 This course has specific applications to the Health Information Management field. You will be introduced to the overall significance and various applications of quality, risk, and utilization management. Attention is also given to the significance of different management styles and their impact on subordinates’ performance. Includes role playing and discussion. Prerequisite: HIT370-C HIT440-A Quality Management 3 This course provides an overview of supervision and management activities in a health information department. Focus is placed on a team approach toward the achievement of both departmental and organizational goals. Students will participate in problem solving activities, committee activities and development of technical writing skills. Emphasis is placed on activities relating to planning, organizing, directing, controlling and budgeting in an HIM department. Additional topics include performance improvement monitors, utilization management, risk management principles, and QA (Quality Assurance) activities pertaining to JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) accreditation Survey. HIT451-C Allied Health Statistics 3 Terms, definitions, and formulae used in computing healthcare statistics will be presented and utilized throughout this course. You will be instructed on how to collect, analyze, and present data in the healthcare arena including national and local registries and healthcare indexes. You will need a basic knowledge of mathematical computation. Prerequisite: 3 credit hours of mathematics HIT485-E Reimbursement Systems 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.


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