Health Information Technology

Legal Aspects of Health Information Technology

HITT105

This course covers concepts and principles of law found in the healthcare field. The course focuses on legal issues regarding health information, including confidentiality, release of health information, consent forms, liability of healthcare providers, concepts and methods of risk management in the healthcare field, and other current medical/legal issues.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Health Information Technology

HITT190

This course is an introduction to healthcare delivery systems with emphasis on organizational compliance, structure and accreditation, licensing and/or certification with regulatory agencies. This course covers revenue cycle management, claims management and bill reconciliation processes. Topics include chargemaster maintenance and health data classification.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None

Health Information Technology Applications

HITT207

This course covers the concepts of computer applications related to healthcare. This course discusses healthcare data sets, health information specialty systems, document archival, retrieval and imaging systems, and data storage systems. Students demonstrate an understanding of various health information software applications coding tasks.

3 credits
Prerequisite: CISC110 (C or better) and HITT297 (C or better)

Healthcare Quality Improvement

HITT208

This course covers quality assessment and improvement, providing a basis for developing skills in collecting and analyzing data. Topics include healthcare evaluation systems and the role of HIT professionals in quality improvement, clinical pathways, case management, utilization management, risk management, infection control, and medical staff credentialing.

3 credits
Prerequisite: HITT190 (C or better)

Health Insurance and Reimbursement

HITT217

This course covers health insurance products and managed care approaches to the financing and delivery of healthcare services. Students explore reimbursement and payment methodologies. Students examine forms, processes, practices and the roles of health information professionals. Students discuss concepts in insurance, third-party and prospective payments, and managed care organizations.

3 credits
Prerequisite: HITT190 (C or better)

Medical Coding/Billing Externship (formerly MEDA240)

HITT240

Medical Coding/Billing Certificate students will apply coding/billing principles in a health care provider setting. Students will gain 120 hours of experience in International Classification of Diseases Coding Modifiers (ICD-9-CM) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems and related activities.

3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of all courses in the Medical Coding/Billing Certificate program and permission of the Department of Business Studies.
Corequisite: None

Basic Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Technology

HITT250

This course is the study of pathological conditions and the drugs used in their treatment. Students study the description of conditions and diseases of the organ systems including etiology, signs and symptoms, and methods of diagnosis and treatment. Students identify disease entities and describe appropriate diagnostic and treatment modalities.

3 credits
Prerequisite: MEDA120 or BIOL181 OR
Corequisite: MEDA120 or BIOL181

Health Information Technology Externship

HITT280

Health Information Technology Externship requires students to work a minimum of 120 clock hours at an off-campus healthcare site in a supervised practice experience.

3 credits
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: Completion of all other HITT courses and permission of the Department of Business Studies.

Medical Coding (formerly MEDA297)

HITT297

This course covers principles of the International Classification of Diseases Coding Modifiers (ICD-9-CM), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and third party reimbursement. Students are provided with the fundamentals of a classification coding system used in health care industries.

3 credits
Prerequisite: MEDA120 or BIOL115
Corequisite: MEDA120 or BIOL115

Advanced Procedural Coding (formerly MEDA298)

HITT298

This advanced course covers Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9 Volume 3), Health Care Procedural Coding Systems (HCPCS), modifier applications, evaluation and management services, and coding issues for specific body systems.

3 credits
Prerequisite: HITT297 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Advanced Diagnostic Coding (formerly MEDA299)

HITT299

The ICD-9-CM coding system is practiced. Content and purposes of disease and procedure indexes are reviewed as well as the purposes of abstracting from patient medical records. Implications of DRGs and their relationship to coding assignments and financing of hospital care are examined. Tumor registries are discussed.

3 credits
Prerequisite: HITT297 (C or better)
Corequisite: None