Medical Records Tech (HITT)

HITT 1166

Coding Practicum

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and the student.

Prerequisite: Permission from the department and completion of all course work within the specialty with a grade of "C" or better.

HITT 1167

CAPSTONE: Practicum

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and the student.

Prerequisite: Permission from the department and completion of all course work within the specialty with a grade of "C" or better.

HITT 1211

Health Information Systems

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:4

This course is an introduction to the concepts of computer technology health IT standards, health-related data structures, software applications and enterprise architecture in health care and public health.

Prerequisite: None.

HITT 1253

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:0

This course teaches concepts of confidentiality, ethics, health care legislation, and regulations relating to the maintenance and use of health information.

Prerequisite: None.

HITT 1255

Health Care Statistics

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:2

This course focuses on general principles of health care statistics with emphasis in hospital statistics. Also included is skill development in computation and calculation of health data.

Prerequisite: HITT 1301.

HITT 1301

Health Data Content and Structure

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

This course is an introduction to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating primary and secondary health related information. Instruction in delivery and organizational structure to include content of health record, documentation requirements, registries, indices, licensing, regulatory agencies, forms, and screens.

Prerequisite: None.

HITT 1305

Medical Terminology I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is a study of medical terms through word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties, and diagnostic procedures.

Prerequisite: None.

HITT 1341

Coding and Classification Systems

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

This course focuses on the fundamentals of coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions using clinical classification systems.

Prerequisite: HITT 1301 and HITT 1305, or MDCA 1321 and MDCA 1343.

HITT 1345

Health Care Delivery Systems

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

This course is an examination of delivery systems including organization, financing, accreditation, licensure, and regulatory agencies.

Prerequisite: HITT 1301.

HITT 1349

Pharmacology

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is an overview of the basic concepts of the pharmacological treatment of various diseases affecting major body systems.

Prerequisite: HITT 1305 and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HPRS 2301.

HITT 2166

Practicum I

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and the student.

Prerequisite: Permission from the Department; HITT 1301 and HITT 1253.

HITT 2167

CAPSTONE: Practicum II

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and the student.

Prerequisite: Permission from the department; HITT 2166.

HITT 2231

Advanced Medical Terminology

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:0

This course is a study of advanced terminology in various medical and surgical specialties, including disease processes.

Prerequisite: HITT 1305.

HITT 2335

Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

This course focuses on the development of advanced coding techniques with an emphasis on case studies, health records, and federal regulations regarding perspective payment systems and methods of reimbursement.

Prerequisite: HITT 1341.

HITT 2339

Health Information Organization and Supervision

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course focuses on the principles of organization and supervision of human, fiscal, and capital resources.

Prerequisite: HITT 1345.

HITT 2343

Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course involves the study of quality standards and methodologies in the health information management environment. Topics include licensing, accreditation, compilation and presentation of data in statistical formats, quality management and performance improvement functions, utilization management, risk management, and medical staff data quality issues, and approaches to assessing patient safety issues and implementation of quality management and reporting through electronic systems.

Prerequisite: HITT 1345.

HITT 2371

Current Procedural Terminology Coding CPT-4

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

This course covers principles of ambulatory coding using CPT-4 procedures and the use of HCPCS (Health Care Financing Administration: Common Procedure Coding System).

Prerequisite: HITT 1301, HITT 1305, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in HPRS 2301.

HITT 2372

Advanced CPT Coding-CPT4

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

This course focuses on the development of advanced CPT coding techniques with an emphasis on case studies, health records, and methods of reimbursement.

Prerequisite: HITT 2371.