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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling Center for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Health Information Technology

HIT103 - Introduction to The Medical Language
Course offers brief overview of medical terminology suitable for developing basic vocabulary. Content includes deciphering, building and understanding medical terms by studying their parts. (Course does not substitute for HIT 104.)
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

HIT104 - Medical Terminology
Course presents medical terminology through study of medical word roots, prefixes and suffixes. Focus on relationships among symptomatic, disease, and procedural terms.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HIT105 - Pharmacology for Health Record Documentation
Course offers comprehensive coverage of pharmacology as it relates to clinical documentation in the health record. Content includes medical terminology, drug classifications, therapeutic use in diseases and conditions, adverse effects and side effects. Prerequisite: HIT 104 with a minimum grade of a C or HIT 104 concurrent enrollment with consent of department chair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

HIT108 - International Classification of Disease (ICD)
Course covers the international classification system required to organize medical information for retrieval and reporting. Focus is on both the disease classification system and the procedure classification system. Work focuses on acquiring skills in coding diseases and procedures and abstracting medical data. Hands-on experience in coding inpatient and outpatient records. Prerequisites: HIT 104, HIT 121 with minimum grade of C in each course.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 3)
Fee: $25

HIT111 - ICD-10-CM Coding for the Physician Office
Course teaches students how to use the ICD-10-CM coding system to assign diagnostic codes to patient-physician encounters. Work focuses on acquiring skills in coding diseases and conditions. After learning the basic steps in code selection, the class concentrates on applying this skill to the physician practice setting. Prerequisite: HIT 104 with minimum grade of C and consent of HIT instructor or department chair.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)

HIT112 - Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM Coding
Course presents anatomy and physiology through an anatomic overview and basic knowledge of body organs, body systems and disease pathology for coding within the ICD-10-CM coding system. Prerequisite: HIT 104 with minimum grade of C and consent of HIT instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HIT115 - Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office: Medicare
Course provides in-depth study of Medicare insurance system. Focus is on knowledge of terminology and guidelines involved in claim filing process. Topics also include understanding of Medicare reimbursement policies, appeal rights, and CMS’s current efforts to curtail healthcare fraud and abuse. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent required.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

HIT116 - Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office: Non-Medicare
Introductory course gives instruction in health records and insurance processing procedures in the medical office. Focus is on correlating health information with billing procedures. Instructor's consent required.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

HIT120 - Evaluation and Management Coding in CPT
Course presents in-depth study of the Evaluation and Management section of CPT coding system. Based on knowledge of key definitions required in Evaluation and Management coding. Focus on auditing documentation and validating code selection. Includes discussion of categories of service, modifier usage, and payment methodologies. Prerequisites: HIT 114 or HIT 170 with minimum grades of C. Recommended: Hands-on experience with word processing in Windows, or equivalent coursework.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

HIT121 - Fundamentals of Health Information Management
Course examines health information management profession, healthcare delivery systems, health information functions, purpose, and users, health record content and documentation, data management, secondary data sources, overview of legal issues in health information management, data privacy and confidentiality and healthcare statistics. Prerequisites: Acceptance into Health Information Technology program; HIT 104, BIO 231 with minimum grades of C. Recommended: Experience with Microsoft Office software.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 2)
Fee: $30

HIT124 - Fundamentals of Medical Science
Course provides introduction to medical science. Content includes study of nature and cause of disease, patient screening, diagnostic methods, treatment, and management of patients, as well as prognosis and prevention along with practical application of knowledge by health information management professional. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: HIT 121 and BIO 232 with minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment in HIT 121 and BIO 232.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HIT125 - Medical Billing Practices
Course concentrates on mastery of guidelines and requirements for efficient and compliant healthcare claims filing. Content includes advanced coding scenarios that incorporate proper diagnosis and procedure code selection, correct modifier usage, appropriate HCPCS code utilization, surgical package billing concepts, and accurate analysis of claims. Current issues and new guidelines also incorporated. Prerequisites: HIT 115, HIT 116, and HIT 120, all with minimum grades of C or concurrent enrollment. Recommended: Hands-on experience with word processing in Windows, or equivalent coursework.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

HIT126 - Healthcare Classification Systems and Registries
Course covers classification systems and registries employed to organize medical information for future retrieval and reporting. Prerequisite: HIT 104, HIT 121, BIO 231 and BIO 232 with minimum grade of C in each course.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 2)

HIT170 - CPT Coding
Course covers basic principles and guidelines of CPT coding in both hospital-based and ambulatory care environments. Students develop skills in using CPT to report reimbursable services. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in any of the following: HIT 112, BIO 231 and BIO 232, or BIO 114, also with consent of HIT instructor or department chair.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $25

HIT194 - Electronic Health Record and Applications
Course covers health information systems used in health care delivery systems including terminology and essential concepts of health information systems. An overview of administrative and clinical information systems is given. Course covers phases of system development life cycle and structure of electronic health record (EHR). Content includes overview of health care industry’s transitioning to electronic health record systems, components of EHR, certified EHR technology, benefits of EHR, along with privacy and security issues affecting access to and use of patient information. Students are introduced to data analytics and healthcare informatics. Course also covers database design, standards for HIT, and health information exchange. Students practice with software applications common to a healthcare setting. Prerequisite: Recommended: Hands-on computer experience using software in Windows, i.e., Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HIT221 - Quality Improvement and Assessment in Healthcare
Course focuses on quality improvement and assessment in variety of healthcare settings. Content includes implementation of quality tools and techniques as related to health information department activities of acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, behavioral health settings, hospital outpatient and emergency departments, and ambulatory care settings, and quality issues related to medical staff activities. Prerequisite: HIT 108, HIT 130, HIT 201, and BIO 232 with minimum grades of C; and consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

HIT222 - Supervisory and Legal Aspects
Course studies impact of legal system on health information. Focus is on the health record as a legal document, and effect of confidential communication laws, including HIPAA, on release of information and use of health information. Content includes management principles and supervisory role in healthcare organizations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

HIT251 - Health Information Technology Practicum I
Course contains health information Professional Practice Experience (PPE) in a variety of healthcare facilities and other health information related organizations. Opportunity to gain knowledge and skill in health information and health information-related functions such as: healthcare regulatory, billing and reimbursement, and utilization of related software. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 12)
Fee: $20

HIT252 - Health Information Technology Practicum II
Course continues HIT 251. Course contains health information Professional Practice Experience (PPE) in a variety of healthcare facilities and other health information related organizations. Opportunity to gain knowledge and skill in health information and health information-related functions such as: healthcare regulatory, quality, billing, reimbursement, budget, management processes and utilization of related software. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 12)
Fee: $20

HIT260 - Reimbursement Issues
Course provides comprehensive study of reimbursement procedures for prospective payment system, hospital outpatient services, and physician practices. Coding issues emphasized and optimization skills developed and applied in each area. Focus is on role of health information practitioner on financial performance in health care. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $25

HIT290 - Topics in Health Information Technology
Course focuses on new issues in fast changing health information management environment. Topics covered each semester will vary based on current issues and perceived student need. Course may be repeated three times as long as specific topic is different. Prerequisite may vary by topic.
1-4 Credit Hours (lecture: 1-4; lab: 1-4)


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