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HIT 203C - Professional Practice Experience and Seminar

Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 45 Clinical Hours

This course provides experience in the field of health information in health care facilities.  All aspects of Health Information Technology are re-emphasized. The planning and organizing aspects of the Health Information Management Department are experienced during the time of these practice sessions. Students are responsible for providing and paying for transportation to all clinical sites as well as all other related costs. Students who have relevant work experience and are currently employed in the field may request to complete a project in lieu of practicum hours. All students complete a professional project at the end of clinical hours to demonstrate competency in their field. The class meets regularly to prepare and practice for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) test. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Analyze health records to verify the timeliness, completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of documentation.
  2. Abstract and maintain data for clinical indices, databases and registries.
  3. Apply diagnosis/procedure codes adhering to current regulations and established guidelines.
  4. Apply policies and procedures for optimizing and assigning the appropriate Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) and Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) for hospital reimbursement.
  5. Create a portfolio project reflecting current professional experience.
Listed Topics
  1. Record analysis, abstracting and data reporting
  2. Inpatient coding and Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) assignment
  3. Outpatient coding and ambulatory payment classification assignment
  4. Patient registries (cancer, trauma, etc.)
  5. Data analytics
Reference Materials
Textbook, workbook, software packages, health records, etc.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 02/13/2021

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