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HIT 101 - Introduction to Health Information Technology

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. Students who received credit for HIT 250 Health Care Data Structure and Delivery Systems will not receive credit for HIT 101.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

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 and AHS225 or AHS131 or BIO101 (with a grade of C or better) or permission of the Chairperson.

Description: Cannot be taken concurrently with HIT 159. 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. 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 158 - Reimbursement Methodologies

Prerequisites: HIT 156 and HIT 159 (with a grade of C or better in both courses)

Description: Corequisites: HIT 159 or permission of the ChairpersonThis 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 Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 159 - ICD-10 Medical Coding

Prerequisites: HIT 151 and AHS131 or AHS225 or BIO101 (with a grade of C or better)

Description: Cannot be taken concurrently with HIT 156. This course will familiarize students with all practices and conventions of ICD-10-CM/PCS coding classification. Students will learn to assign alphanumeric codes for medical diagnoses and procedures carried out in medical offices, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and other types of healthcare facilities. Emphasis will be placed on accurate code selection following approved guidelines and coding conventions. Students will learn to use the En-coder Pro software program.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 160 - Introduction to Healthcare Data Analytics

Description: This course introduces the role of healthcare data analyst and healthcare data analytics in the healthcare delivery system. The various healthcare data sources and how healthcare data is organized, processed, and analyzed are reviewed. The impact of healthcare data analytics to healthcare delivery, operations, and outcomes are discussed.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 161 - Excel and Data Management for Healthcare Data Analytics

Prerequisites: None.

Description: This course introduces students to the basics of data management by hands-on training utilizing popular healthcare data analysis tools, spreadsheet templates, and database applications. Students will receive instruction on how to store, retrieve, and analyze healthcare data.

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 162 - Advanced Excel and Data Management for Healthcare Data Analytics

Prerequisites: HIT 161 (with a grade of C or better in each course) or permission of the Chairperson.Concurrent Requisite: HIT 160, MAT 102 (with a grade of C or better in both courses).

Description: This course introduces students to the theory and practical application of healthcare data analytics. It provides students with the fundamental concepts of database management and healthcare data sources. The course also prepares students to store, retrieve, and analyze healthcare data and evaluate the effectiveness of healthcare treatment, services, and operations. Structured Query Language SQL will be introduced.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 166 - Healthcare Report Writing and Data Visualization

Prerequisites: HIT 160, HIT 161, HIT 162, MAT 102 (with a grade of C or better in each course) or permission of the Chairperson.Corequisites: HIT 156, HIT 170, HIT 171 (with a grade of C or better in each course).

Description: This course introduces students to the basics of data management by ahnds-on training utilizing popular healthcare data analysis tools, spreadsheet templates, and database applications. Students will receive instruction to store, retrieve, and analyze healthcare data.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
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HIT 170 - ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding

Description: Prerequisite: AHS 131 or AHS 225 or BIO 101 and HIT 151 with a grade of C or better in both courses. Cannot be taken concurrently with HIT 156. This course will familiarize students with all practices and conventions of the ICD-10-CM coding classification. Students will learn to assign alphanumeric codes for medical offices, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and other type of healthcare facilities. Emphasis will be placed on accurate code selection following approved guidelines and coding conventions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 171 - ICD-10-PCS Procedural Coding

Description: Prerequisite: AHS 225 or AHS 131 or BIO 101 and HIT 151 with a grade of C or better in both courses. Taken concurrently with HIT 170. This course will familiarize students with structure and conventions of the ICD-10-PCS coding classification. Students will learn the process of building codes in the PCS system including review of anatomy and code structure by body part for each of the body systems and related sections of the PCS classification. Emphasis will be placed on accurate code selections following approved guidelines and coding conventions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 175 - Study of Disease for HIM Professionals

Description: Prerequisite: AHS 131 or BIO 101 and HIT 151 with a grade of C or better in both courses. Taken concurrently with AHS 132. This course will provide students with the fundamental concepts of disease processes and their commonly used medications as documented by clinicians required for the accurate assignment of diagnostic and procedural coding. A working knowledge of the nature and cause of disease including the etiology, signs, symptoms, diagnostic evaluation, clinical treatment, and pharmacology management of disease processes necessary for a career int he health information management profession are presented. Students will define pharmacological terminology and identify the route of administration, indications, adverse effects and related laboratory studies for commonly used medications. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 248 - CCS Test Prep

Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair

Description: This course prepares students to sit for the CCS national coding certification exams. Examination study strategies and resources are introduced. Students will review CPT and ICD coding strategies and techniques. Classification systems and secondary data sources are reviewed. Students will complete CCS case studies and mock exams.

Credit Hours: 1
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: BIO 101 or AHS 132, BIO 131, HIT 151, HIT 156, HIT 158 (with a grade of C or better in each course) 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 258 - Medical Coding Internship

Prerequisites: HIT 154, HIT 158, HIT 250, HIT 256, and HIT 259 (with a grade of C or better in each course) or permission of the Chairperson.

Description: Corequisites: HIT 256 and HIT 259 or permission of the Chairperson. Open to HIT majors only.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 259 - Advanced ICD-10 Coding

Prerequisites: BIO 101 or AHS 132, BIO 131, HIT 156, HIT 159 (with a grade of C or better in each course) or permission of the Chairperson.

Description: Pre or Concurrent Requisites: AHS 132, BIO 131 or permission of the Chairperson.This course focuses on the advanced practices and conventions of ICD-10-CM/PCS coding. Students review and code advanced surgical and medical scenarios related to various body systems. Coding standards, guidelines and regulatory requirements for each system are discussed. Students are introduced to diagnostic based prospective payment groupers including DRG, APR-DRG and RUGS, as well as diagnostic coding systems including ICD-0 and the DSM-5. Course includes an introduction to Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED) and its role as a basis for the electronic health record (EHR).

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 260 - Quality Management and Organizational Resources in HIM

Prerequisites: HIT 154 and HIT 250 (with a grade of C or better in both courses) or permission of the Chairperson

Description: This course covers quality assessment 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 Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 264 - Applied Healthcare Data Analytics

Prerequisites: HIT160, HIT 161, HIT 162, MAT 102 (with a grade of C or better in each course).Corequisites: HIT 156, HIT 166, HIT 170, HIT 171

Description: This course prepare students to work with a multidisciplinary team on a healthcare project. It reinforces data analytic skills developed using healthcare case studies. Students will learn key project management and performance improvement skills.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 270 - HIM Regulatory Issues in the Law

Prerequisites: HIT 154 and HIT 250 (with a grade of C or better in each course) or permission of the Chairperson

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 decisions that affect healthcare are discussed. (2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 272 - Advanced Medical Coding

Description: Prerequisite: AHS 132 or BIO 101 and HIT 151 HIT 170 HIT 171 with a grade of C or better in both courses. Taken concurrently with HIT 175. This course focuses on the advanced practices and conventions of ICD-10-CM/PCS and HCPCS CPT coding. Students review and code intermediate and advanced surgical and medical scenarios related to various body systems. Coding standards, guidelines, and regulatory requirements for each system are discussed. Students are introduced to diagnostic and procedure based prospective payment systems including MS-DRGs, APR-DRGs, RUGs, APCS, RBRVS, and E&M coding, as well as diagnostic coding systems including ICD-O and the DSM-5. Course includes an introduction to Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED) and its role as a basis for the electronic health record (EHR). Students utilize popular encoder/grouper computer software. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HIT 278 - Health Information Management Internship

Prerequisites: HIT 258, HIT 260, and HIT 270 (with a grade of C or better in each course) or permission of the Chairperson.

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: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech