HITC Courses

HMG 311 – Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare

Credits: 3

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the legal and ethical issues, including
relationships between employers/employees, physicians/employees (nurses, radiographers, etc.), service
providers/patients, patients/third party payers, etc. Case studies will be used to help students under- stand the difficult, yet integral, relationships between all involved in the delivery of healthcare services.

 


HRS 101 – Insurance Reimbursement and Billing Procedures

Credits: 2

Provides the student with the study of uses of coded data and health information in reimbursement and payment systems appropriate to all healthcare settings and managed care.  It includes contemporary prospective payment systems and key health plans, charge master maintenance and evaluation of fraudulent billing practices.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None

 


HRS 104 – ICD Coding Part 1

Credits: 3

Designed to provide the student with an understanding of coding basics and their accurate utilization.  Emphasis is placed on coding diagnoses using the ICD-9 & ICD-10-CM systems.  Use of official coding guidelines and reporting requirements are discussed.  Review/discuss other diagnosis coding systems or code sets including DSM-IV, ICD-O are included.  Competencies will be developed with coding exercises.

Pre-Requisites: MED 105
Co-Requisites: None

 


HRS 108 – Introduction to ICD-10-CM

Credits: 3

This course will provide a framework on how the ICD-10-CM coding system for diagnosis is used.  It will include pathway tracks for physician practices and inpatient coders and for specialty settings, such as, home health and long-term care. It can also include a path for other non-coding healthcare personnel involved in the transition to ICD-10.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None

 


HRS 109 – CPT Coding Part 1

Credits: 3

This course will provide an in depth study of nomenclature and classification systems for CPT coding.  It includes the principles and application of coding systems (ICD-9-CM Volume III and ICD-10-PCS, CPT 4, HCPCS) and procedural groupings.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None

 


HRS 110 – Introduction to ICD-10-PCS

Credits: 2

This course will provide a framework on how ICD-10-PCS for hospital inpatient coding is used.  It will include pathway tracks for inpatient coders working in acute care.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None

 


HRS 204 – ICD Coding Part 2

Credits: 3

This class provides an in depth study of nomenclature and classification systems for ICD coding.  Coding compliance strategies, auditing, and reporting are discussed.  Compare and contrast ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM code assignments and conventions.  The course utilizes practical examples to reinforce coding principles and provides an introduction to computer applications related to coding.

Pre-Requisites: HRS 104
Co-Requisites: None

 


HRS 209 – CPT Coding Part 2

Credits: 3

The course will provide an in depth study of the principles and application of coding systems (ICD-9-CM Volume III and ICD-10-PCS, CPT 4, HCPCS).  Examples are used including professional fee billing examples in coding (Evaluation and Management services, etc.).  There are case studies and more complex code assignments using CPT and HCPCS Level II codes.

Pre-Requisites: HRS 109
Co-Requisites: None

 


HRS 210 – Clinical Data Analysis

Credits: 3

Designed to provide the student with the tools needed to analyze clinical, administrative and financial data to allow for trending of data.  The student will learn to understand and create detailed analytical reports in order to demonstrate trends in risk, reimbursement and long term planning.  Create improved work flow to improve outcomes related to clinical data.  To understand how the implementation of new electronic systems can improve work flow and outcomes.

Pre-Requisites: HRS 204, HRS 209
Co-Requisites: None

 


HRS 211 – Legal and Compliance Aspects of Healthcare

Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide the student with the legal side/ethics of coding in the healthcare environment.  The course includes relationships between employers/employees, physcians/employees, service providers/patients, patients/third party payers, etc.  Case studies will be used to help students understand the legal and ethical dilemas in the delivery of health care services.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None

 


HRS 220 – Healthcare Data/Structure/Delivery Systems

Credits: 4

The course will allow the student to use and build from the knowledge and skills learned in HRS 101, 104, 109, 204, 209 and 210.  The HRS 220 course will provide the student with an understanding of the current healthcare environment and entities.  The student will gain insight into all healthcare environments.  The Virtual Lab and practicum will provide the student with coding practice in a hospital, physicians’s office, clinic or other health care settings.

Pre-Requisites: HRS 101, HRS, 104, HRS 109, HRS 204, HRS 209 and HRS 210
Co-Requisites: None

 


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