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HIT 151 - Medical Terminology

Description: This course will prepare students for careers in medical administration by reviewing the terminology associated with many areas of medicine such as cardiovascular, digestive, central nervous, genitourinary, respiratory systems, etc. Emphasis is placed on etymology of words. (Students receiving credit for OFT 151 will not receive credit for HIT 151.) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 154 - Computer Software Applications in Health Care

Description: This course covers an overview of commonly available software tools used in health care, including introduction to encoding tools and computer assisted coding software used in health data processing. It includes an introduction to the electronic health record (EHR) process and the various health information systems currently used in health care delivery in the US. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 156 - Medical Coding CPT

Prerequisites: HIT 151 or permission of the Chairperson.

Corequisites: HIT 151 or permission of the Chairperson.

Description: This course provides instruction in the classification and coding of all ambulatory care and outpatient care encounters. The students will become familiarized with all aspects of CPT Coding and HCPCS Level II Coding. The course covers interpreting medical chart documentation and operative reports to accurately assign CPT codes for maximum physician reimbursement. Students will use popular coding software. The course covers information necessary for the completion of the CCA or CCS-P examination. Laboratory fee applies. (Students receiving credit for OFT 156 will not receive credit for HIT 156.) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 157 - Medical Coding ICD

Prerequisites: HIT 151 or permission of the Chair.

Description: This course will familiarize students with all practices and conventions of ICD Coding. Students will learn to assign numeric codes for medical diagnoses and procedures carried out in medical offices, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other types of health care facilities. Emphasis will be placed on accurate code selection following approved guidelines and coding conventions. Students will use popular coding software. The course covers information necessary for the completion of the CCA or CCS-P examination. Laboratory fee applies. (Students receiving credit for OFT 157 will not receive credit for HIT 157.) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 158 - Reimbursement Methodologies

Prerequisites: HIT 157 with concurrency

Description: This course is designed to familiarize students with the basics of medical billing insurance reimbursement, and medical record documentation. The various types of prospective payment systems (PPS) used in health care reimbursement are discussed. Students complete billing, insurance and medical documentation forms, both manually and electronically. The course includes the study of the impact of federal legislation on health care reimbursement and an overview of the Federal Register. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 250 - Health Care Data Structure and Delivery Systems

Description: This course examines the concept of using health data and presenting it as usable information. Verification of data, data timeliness, data accuracy and data appropriateness, various data sets and data sources are discussed. Governmental requirements for data reporting are reviewed. The basics of medical record administration, including format and documentation compliance are also discussed. Students review and analyze actual medical records. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 256 - Advanced CPT Coding

Prerequisites: HIT 151, HIT 156, HIT 158 or permission of the Chairperson.

Description: This course focuses on the advanced practice of the application of CPT coding. Students review and code advanced clinical and medical scenarios related to various body systems. Software coding packages and the use of CPT and HCPCS manuals to code for physician procedures and services are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on surgical coding. The students are introduced to procedure based payment systems including RBRVS, E&M codes and APC assignments. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 257 - Advanced ICD Coding

Prerequisites: HIT 156, HIT 157 or permission of the Chairperson.

Description: This course focuses on the advanced practice of the application of ICD-9 coding. Students review and code advanced clinical and medical scenarios related to various body systems. Coding standards guidelines and regulatory requirements for each system are discussed. The students are introduced to diagnostic based prospective payment groupers including DRG, APR-DRG and RUGS, as well as diagnostic coding systems including ICD-10 and the DSM-IV. Course includes an introduction to Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED) and its role as a basis for the electronic health record (EHR). Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 258 - Medical Coding Work Study

Prerequisites: HIT 158, HIT 256, HIT 257.

Description: This course is a supervised work experience that provides students with exposure to coding practices in a hospital, physician's office, clinic or other health care setting with directed projects common to the typical coding tasks of a clinical coding specialist. Students are introduced to health information technology and coding procedures through observation, study and work. Weekly seminars reinforce work experience. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 260 - Quality Management and Organizational Resources in HIM

Prerequisites: HIT 154, HIT 158, HIT 250.

Description: This course covers quality assesment and improvement tools related to health information management. Regulations surrounding utilization management and risk management are discussed. Organizational functions of health information management systems are also discussed. (2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 265 - Health Data Statistics

Prerequisites: HIT 156, HIT 157, HIT 158, HIT 250.

Description: This course covers the application of basic hospital and vital statistics related to health information management. Correlations are made to explain how statistical information in the medical record is utilized within the health care facility and by outside governmental and private agencies. (2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Please contact Department for course offering

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 270 - HIM Regulatory Issues in the Law

Prerequisites: HIT 154, HIT 250.

Description: This course introduces the students to legal issues surrounding the field of health information management. Health information/record laws and regulations are discussed including confidentiality, privacy, and security and usage of health information. Ethics and court desicions that affect healthcare are discussed. (2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Please contact Department for course offering

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 278 - Health Information Management Internship

Prerequisites: HIT 258, HIT 260, HIT 265, HIT 270.

Description: This course is supervised work experience that provides students with exposure to health information management practices in a hospital, physician's office, clinic or other health care setting with directed projects common to the typical responsibilities of a health information technologist/medical records specialist. Students are introduced to health information management and medical records procedures through observation, study and work. Weekly seminars reinforce work experience. (2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Please contact Department for course offering

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech