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SLCC Catalog

   
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Course Descriptions

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Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Health Information Technology

  
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    HIT 1020 - Basic Diagnosis Coding

    Credits: 3
    Introduction and practice with International Classification of Diseases (ICD) using current (ICD-9) coding procedures as well as instruction toward ICD-10 implementation & Health Care Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) for optimal reimbursements as practiced in the medical setting.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program of Program Manager’s persmission
    Recommended Corequisite: HIT 1010 , HIT 1030 , HIT 1040 , and HIT 1100 


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    HIT 1040 - Pathophysiology for Health Information Technology

    Credits: 3
    Discussion of Structure and Function of full body systems. Emphasis will be placed on anatomical orientation. Specific disease causes and processes. Structure and functions of the full body systems will prepare the students for the Health Information Technology profession.

    Prerequisite: Admission to program or Program Manager’s permission
    Recommended Corequisite: HIT 1010 , HIT 1020 , HIT 1030 , HIT 1100 


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    HIT 1050 - Introduction to Medical Business Practices

    Credits: 3
    This course will introduce students to medical business practices, including legal and regulatory requirements, as well as structure, operations, policies and procedures, ethical practices, and general business practices of those who work in healthcare. Students will be able to apply laws, confidentiality, regulations, and ethical issues from an organizational, business perspective.

    Prerequisite: Program Coordinator’s permission
    Semester: All


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    HIT 1080 - Clinical Classification Systems

    Credits: 2
    The course introduces students to the coding rules, conventions and coding procedures for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases- 10- Clinical Modifications (ICD-10-CM), and Level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding systems and the applications to code patient services.

    Prerequisite: HIT 1100 , BIOL 2320 , BIOL 2325 , BIOL 2420 , BIOL 2425  and Program Coordinator’s permission
    Semester: All


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    HIT 1120 - Introduction to Healthcare Quality Improvement

    Credits: 2
    Students will learn trends in healthcare quality control and performance. Students will obtain a solid source on performance improvement (PI) foundations, fundamentals, and core principles. The course also provides knowledge on issues inherent in the management of quality and performance improvement in healthcare.

    Prerequisite: Program Coordinator’s Permission
    Semester: All


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    HIT 2110 - Health Informatics

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to health informatics, which combines healthcare, information technology, and business. Students will focus on the implementation and optimization of the information systems that support clinical practice and the communication infrastructure that enables critical information to be utilized for healthcare administration.

    Prerequisite: HIT 1010  or Program Manager’s permission


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    HIT 2115 - Health Informatics Lab

    Credits: 1
    This course gives students an opportunity to use several Electronic Health Records to better understand the competing options and the selection process. Students will be able to run administrative applications and apply report generation technologies to support healthcare decision-making.

    Prerequisite: HIT 1010
    Corequisite: HIT 2110
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    HIT 2120 - Pharmacotherapy

    Credits: 2
    Students will be introduced to current drug information through a body system approach. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the action of drugs such as: absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs by the body. Drug classification of most commonly prescribed drugs is introduced.

    Prerequisite: HIT 1100  and HIT 1040  or Program Manager’s permission


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    HIT 2220 - Intermediate Coding

    Credits: 3
    Course focuses on using International Classification of Disease (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding. Students code a wide range of original source documents they may encounter on the job. The student will translate source documents & apply previously learned coding techniques.

    Prerequisite: HIT 1020 , HIT 1030 , HIT 1040 , and HIT 1100  .
    Corequisite: HIT 2230  or Program Coordinator’s permission


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    HIT 2230 - Applied ICD-10 PCS Coding

    Credits: 3
    This course focuses on learning and mastering the process of building codes in the new procedure coding system, International Classification of Diseases-10-Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS). Students will code a wide range of original source documents they may encounter on the job. Each of the body systems are methodically examined, with a thorough review of the function and anatomy of the systems, along with the root operations, body parts, approaches, devices and qualifiers in each body system.

    Prerequisite: HIT 1020 , HIT 1030 , HIT 1040  and HIT 1100  or departmental approval
    Corequisite: HIT 2220  
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    HIT 2240 - Healthcare Data, Content and Structure

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to the collection and maintenance of health data. Student will learn how to conduct analysis and learn how to create and administer policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy of health data, registries and/or databases. Students will learn how to ensure completeness, timeliness and accuracy data reports required for healthcare institutions and federal/state statutes.

    Prerequisite: HIT 1010 or Program Coordinator’s approval
    Semester: All


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    HIT 2250 - Healthcare Delivery Systems

    Credits: 3
    Course provides a comprehensive overview of the structures and operations of the healthcare system. Learn the organization of healthcare delivery in the United States and healthcare organizations structure and operation. Introduction to healthcare standards and regulations, such as federal and state law and medical ethics.

    Prerequisite: HIT 1010  or Program Manager’s permission


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    HIT 2260 - Healthcare Reimbursement

    Credits: 3
    This course will introduce healthcare billing and reimbursement, including standard practices of insurance claim billing for major health insurance entities, federal healthcare legislation and compliance. Ethical standards of practice will be applied and promoted through the accuracy of coding, billing and the revenue cycle process.

    Prerequisite: HIT 1010 , HIT 1020 , & HIT 1030  or Program Manager’s permision


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    HIT 2270 - Professional Practice Experience Capstone/Practicum

    Credits: 1
    In this course the student will have the opportunity to experience on-the-job training while serving a 50-hour unpaid capstone/practicum.

    Prerequisite: Program Coordinator’s approval
    Semester: All


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    HIT 2280 - Advanced Clinical Classification Systems

    Credits: 2
    The course concentrates on the inpatient procedure coding system and it is prepared to provide thorough training in building codes in International Classification of Diseases-10-Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS). A comprehensive review of the structure and conventions of the system is included, as well as an in-depth discussion of the anatomy and code structure by body part or each of the body systems and related sections of ICD-10-PCS.

    Prerequisite: Program Coordinator’s permission,HIT 1100, BIOL 2320, BIOL 2325, BIOL 2420, BIOL 2425
    Semester: All


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