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HIT 101: Introduction To Health Information Management
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

Introduction to the fundamental theories/practices of HIT, including health services organization and delivery; health data/record structure, content/standards; HIT functions/responsibilities; information systems, technologies/requirements; health information privacy/security.

HIT 102: Legal Aspects Of Health Care
(2) F, S - CSU
Prerequisite: HIT 101 (prior to or concurrent)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or 110GB

Introduction to legal issues pertaining to healthcare, health information and the health record as a legal document. Patient privacy and confidentiality, patient rights, release of information, informed consents, advance directives, compliance, fraud and abuse, HIPAA and E-Health.

HIT 135: Basic Medical Terminology
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to medical terminology for body structure, body systems and diagnostic work. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots and combined word forms. Includes instruction in spelling, definition, and pronunciation.

HIT 200: ICD-9-CM Coding
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: HIT 101, HIT135, BMS 146 and HIT 204 (HIT 204 may be taken concurrently).
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Beginning overview of nomenclature/classification systems, focus on coding inpatient clinical information. Introduction to ICD9-CM. Instruction in coding diagnoses and procedures using ICD9-CM coding, sequencing and coding conventions. Review of complications/co-morbidities. Coding software applications introduced.

HIT 201: Pharmacology For Allied Health
(2) F, S - CSU
Prerequisite: BMS 146
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisory: HIT 135

Introduction to pharmacology, basic pharmacological terminology and concepts, drug categories and their uses, mechanisms of drug action, dosage forms, routes of administration, and common generic and trade name medications.

HIT 202: International Classification of Diseases, Diagnostic Coding
(2) F, S - CSU
Prerequisite: HIT 135 with a minimum grade of "C" and BMS 146 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 204 with a minimum grade of "C" (HIT 204 may be taken concurrently)
Course Advisory: HIT 201 with a minimum grade of "C"

Beginning overview of nomenclature and classification systems, with focus on coding inpatient clinical information from medical records. Instruction in coding diagnoses, using International Classification of Diseases, sequencing and coding conventions. Coding software applications introduced.

HIT 203: International Classification of Diseases, Procedural Coding
(3) - CSU
Prerequisites: HIT 135 with a minimum grade of "C" and BMS 146 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 204 with a minimum grade of "C"
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Overview, structure and organization of International Classification of Diseases, Procedure Classification System (ICD-10-PCS). Instruction in coding procedures per national coding guidelines. Coding software applications (Encoder) will be used. Coding instruction will entail coding from cases and health records.

HIT 204: Basic Pathophysiology
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: BIOMD 146
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to the fundamentals of pathophysiology, with focus on essential concepts of physiologic changes and altered functions in the human body resulting from disease processes. Principles from anatomy, physiology and chemistry provide the foundation for the study of basic disease process concepts, body systems, etiology and pathogenesis of various disorders. Diagnostic procedures, preventative measures and current therapeutic regimens are explored.

HIT 205: Advanced Coding Applications
(4) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: HIT 202 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 203 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 210 with a minimum grade of "C".
Course Advisory: HIT 255

Advanced medical coding for addressing more complex issues relating to ICD and HCPCS/CPT coding. Lectures and assignments focus on using case studies mock records and applying learning at a higher coding skill level. Computerized encoders and groupers emphasized.

HIT 210: CPT Procedural Coding
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: HIT 101 and HIT 135 and BMS 146
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Beginning HCPCS / CPT coding class for ambulatory services coding related to facility and professional services, with overview of coding conventions, principles, regulatory guidance and coding software.

HIT 220: HIM Statistics
(2) - CSU
Prerequisite: HIT 101 (may be taken concurrently) and COMP 101
Skills Advisories: MATH 4 and Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to healthcare statistics, including a review of mathematics, interpretation of healthcare statistical formulas, presentation of data and application of medical research tools. Use of statistics in relation to long-range healthcare planning and development, application of automated systems, integration of reports and registration of vital statistics.

HIT 230: Alternative Delivery Systems
(2) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: HIT 101
Course Advisories: COMP 101 and HIT 240.

Introduction to Health Information Management practice in alternative healthcare delivery systems, including ambulatory, long-term and managed care, mental health, rehabilitation medicine, and hospice and home health. Focuses on regulatory and accreditation requirements, funding and reimbursement, transition to the EHR, and health data privacy and security.

HIT 240: HC Quality Management
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: COMP 101 and HIT 101
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: HIT 250 or HIT 255

Applies continuous healthcare quality management and performance improvement principles to the hospital setting, focusing on historical, theoretical, and practical applications and methodologies. Includes data collection and analysis; regulatory, accreditation and patient safety compliance; credentialing and utilization; case and risk management.

HIT 255: Medical Insurance And Reimbursement Methodologies
(4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: HIT 102 and HIT 202 and HIT 203
Course Advisories: HIT 210 with a minimum grade of "C"

Introduction to the basics of medical insurance billing. Current payment methodologies in the inpatient, hospital outpatient, and physician office settings. Focus on compliance with regulatory requirements and common billing practices.

HIT 265: HIM Computer Applications
(2) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: COMP 101 and HIT 101
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Intermediate-level systems class focusing on computer applications in healthcare and health information management. Includes application of basic computer and communication concepts and technologies, systems development and analysis, work flow mapping, queries and reports for information retrieval, and migration to the electronic health record.

HIT 275: HIT Practicum
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: HIT 202 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 203 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 240 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 255 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 265 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 220 with a minimum grade of "C" and HIT 230 with a minimum grade of "C" (HIT 230 may be taken concurrently)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

LIMITATION ON ENROLLMENT: This is the last class in SBCC’s HIT/AS Degree Program. Students must have completed the HIT Program classes or their equivalent prior to starting the practicum onsite at an affiliated healthcare organization. A physical examination and up-to-date immunizations are required at student’s own expense. A background check may be required at student’s own expense by the practicum site. Supervised onsite experience performing CAHIIM-required HIT competencies for an affiliated healthcare organization. Clinical practice is conducted as a non-paid, laboratory experience. Clinical practice may include a partial virtual practicum.

HIT 280: Medical Coding Practicum
(1) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: HIT 210 and HIT 255
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: HIT 205, prior or concurrently

Practicum in application of clinical classification systems, coding, case mix analysis, and use of coded and abstracted data. Discussion focuses on directed practice activities. Supervised clinical experience focuses on coding patient care records. Students are assigned to an affiliated health-related agency for supervised clinical practice where they have the status of learners, are no considered agency employees, and are not to replace employed staff. Clinical practice is conducted as a non-paid, laboratory experience. LIMITATION ON ENROLLMENT: Students must be enrolled in the SBCC Medical Coding Certificate program to register for this course. A physical examination and up-to-date immunizations are required at student's own expense, and a background check may be required at student's own expense by the practicum site.

HIT 284: Coding Exam Preparation
(3)
Course Advisory: HIT 280

Review of principles of health information documentation, coding reimbursement methodologies, compliance and data quality to prepare medical coding certificate and experienced medical coders for AHIMA coding certification examinations. Focus is on reviewing materials covered in the Medical Coding Specialist Program and learning techniques in test-taking and studying for the examination. Students use mock test questions, discussion boards and other resources to prepare for the certification exams.

HIT 285: Registered Health Information Technician Exam Preparation
(3) F, S
Course Advisories: HIT 275

In-depth review of health information principles and applications to prepare Health Information Technology graduates for the American Health Information Management Association's national RHIT examination. Focus is on reviewing materials covered in the HIT Program, as well as learning techniques in test-taking and studying for the examination. Students use links to mock test questions, discussion boards and other resources to prepare them for the national exam.

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