2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Health Informatics & Info Tech

HIIT 101 – 3 Credits
Fundamentals of Health Data Management

Introduces students to the field of health information management (HIM). It focuses broadly on health care delivery systems, legal and ethical issues in health care, compliance and regulatory requirements, health care data and its role in quality management, and information technology. This course presents documentation guidelines for health records and introduces compliance and regulatory requirements for the health care industry. Students learn how to abstract vital data, how to analyze health records to verify accuracy and completeness for reimbursement, and how to evaluate records for quality improvement. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring)

Corequisites: ENGL 101

HIIT 102 – 3 Credits
Health Care Delivery Systems

Introduces students to a variety of health care settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, home health care, and hospice and emphasizes the role of the health information manager in each setting. Historical aspects of American health care in the twentieth century are presented. Topics such as services, staffing, regulatory issues, confidentiality, health care legislation, licensure and certification, quality improvement, utilization management, and risk management are covered. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 101

HIIT 110 – 3 Credits
Basic Medical Coding

Introduces students to the International Classification of Disease (ICD, Current Procedural Coding (CPT), and Healthcare Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) coding. Students learn coding methodology and guidelines, the importance of accuracy and specificity in code selection. This course presents different forms of medical data, and lays the foundation for more advanced coding and medical record analysis. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Corequisite: OFAD 141 with a grade of "C" or higher

HIIT 130 – 3 Credits
Computer Applications for Health Data Analysis

Provides an overview of health informatics and examines the impact of information technology on the health care industry. It provides hands-on spreadsheet and database health-context applications to enable students to organize data, calculate data, manage data, and transform data into information for presentation and decision-making. This course also introduces students to a variety of clinical and administrative software through field trip experiences. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: MATH 082, CSIT 101 and HIIT 101 or permission of program coordinator

HIIT 171 – 1 Credit
Practicum I: Electronic Health Information

Provides students with practice coding health data, analyzing medical records and utilizing health information systems through a supervised and outcomes-based work experience in a health management or physician office setting. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: HIIT 210; Corequisite: HIIT 221

HIIT 202 – 3 Credits
CPT Medical Coding

Teaches students how to code medical records using the CPT-4 procedural classification system. Students learn CPT-4 guidelines for evaluation and maintenance, radiology, pathology and laboratory, anesthesia, medicine, and surgical coding based on body systems. Students code a variety of sample medical records, including records from ambulatory surgery, emergency departments, clinic, and physicians' office settings. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: HIIT 101, HIIT 110 and Corequisite BIOL 109 or BIOL 160.

HIIT 205 – 3 Credits
Intermediate Coding

Prepares students to code medical records using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) classification system. Students learn ICD coding guidelines for coding diseases, conditions, injuries and complications. Students code a variety of sample medical records, including records for inpatient, outpatient, same-day surgery, emergency room, clinic, and physicians' office settings.

Prerequisites: HIIT 101, HIIT 110 , and BIOL 109 or BIOL 160

HIIT 210 – 3 Credits
Advanced Clinical Coding

Introduces students to advanced healthcare concepts in ICD-10 CM/PCS (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System) that influence code assignments for complex medical records. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: HIIT 201 or HIIT 205 and BIOL 109 or BIOL 160

HIIT 220 – 3 Credits
Health Data Research and Analysis

Prepares students to collect, organize, analyze, and present data. Emphasis is placed on research techniques and evaluation. Students prepare data for analysis and display using statistical and spreadsheet software and use the data analysis to assess quality management, utilization management, and risk management to improve the overall effectiveness of the health care facility. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: HIIT 201 or HIIT 205 and BIOL 109 or BIOL 160

HIIT 221 – 3 Credits
Medical Reimbursement Practices and Procedures

Introduces students to reimbursement policies and procedures and emphasizes procedures for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and health maintenance organizations (HMOs). Students learn how to determine case mix index and reimbursement procedures for a variety of health care settings, including physician billing, inpatient/outpatient billing, and billing for clinics and labs. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: HIIT 101 and HIIT 130 Corequisite: HIIT 210

HIIT 271 – 1 Credit
Practicum II: Quality Management and Performance Improvement

Provides students with practice abstracting and retrieving health data, interpreting data, and presenting data through a supervised and outcomes-based work experience in a management setting at a health care facility. Students will identify trends in data that will improve quality management and performance improvement in a health care facility. NOTE: Courses offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: HIIT 210; and Corequisite: HIIT 221