Health Information Technology (HIT)

HIT 132  Pharmacology     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: An introductory course with emphasis on classes of drugs and their primary use. Course work will include indications for the medications, dose and route of delivery of the most frequently prescribed medications in various health care settings. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ALH 106 and BIO 250.

HIT 200  Health Care Delivery Systems     Credits: 3

Course Description: Offering: F. Study of the components of the health care delivery system; roles and functions of the hospital's organizational components: the governing board, the administration and the medical staff in various hospital departments. Investigation of the procedures used by the organizations which regulate and accredit hospitals, e.g., The Joint Commission.

HIT 275  Coding and Classification System I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to medical nomenclature and classification systems, official coding guidelines, data quality, case mix, analysis and ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS using manual as well as automated encoders. To be taken concurrently with HIT 276. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ALH 106, BIO 250, and HIT 132 and credit or concurrent enrollment in BIO 375.

HIT 276  Coding and Classification Systems I Lab     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Laboratory for application of coding practices learned in HIT 275. To be taken concurrently with HIT 275.

HIT 277  Coding and Classification Systems II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Study and application of CPT and HCPCS coding principles using manual and automated encoders. Diagnosis related groups, ambulatory payment classifications, case mix, and data quality will be integrated throughout the course work. To be taken concurrently with HIT 278. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 275 and HIT 276.

HIT 278  Coding and Classification Systems II Lab     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Provides a laboratory setting for the application of coding practices learned in HIT 277. To be taken concurrently with HIT 277. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 275 and HIT 276.

HIT 279  Reimbursement Systems     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Provide instruction in and the application of knowledge to commercial, managed care, and federal insurance plans; payment methodologies and systems; billing processes and procedures; chargemaster maintenance; regulatory guidelines; reimbursement monitoring and reporting; and compliance strategies and reporting.