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HITT 2105 - Healthcare Reimbursement Systems

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: Admission into the Health Information Technology Program; HITT 1201 , HITT 1209 , HITT 1210 , and HITT 1211  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: HITT 2108  and HITT 2109  

(formerly HITT 2102)

This course covers the complex financial systems in today’s healthcare environment. The student will obtain insight into how reimbursement systems have made an impact on providers, payers, and consumers. Students will develop skills in coding compliance, revenue cycle management and case mix management.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

When Offered: Fall semester only

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to distinguish between the various aspects of reimbursement.


  1. Monitor coding and revenue cycle processes.
  2. Apply policies and procedures for the use of clinical data required in reimbursement and prospective payment systems (PPS) in healthcare delivery.
  3. Support accurate billing through coding, charge master, claims management, and bill reconciliation processes.
  4. Use established guidelines to comply with reimbursement and reporting requirements such as the National Correct Coding Initiative.
  5. Apply policies and procedures to comply with the changing regulations among various payment systems for healthcare services such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and so forth.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to integrate health data structure, content, and standards.


  1. Collect and maintain health data (such as data elements, data sets, and databases).
  2. Verify timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing reports, registries, and/or databases.
  3. Design and generate reports using appropriate software.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply clinical classification systems.


  1. Ensure accuracy of diagnostic/procedural groupings such as DRG, APC, and so on.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate data quality, case‐mix analysis, severity of illness, and coding policies and procedures as required.
  3. Compile patient data and perform data quality reviews to validate code assignment and compliance with reporting requirements such as outpatient prospective payment systems.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Healthcare Reimbursement Methodologies
  2. Clinical Coding and Coding Compliance
  3. Voluntary Healthcare Insurance Plans
  4. Government-sponsored Healthcare Programs
  5. Managed Care Plans
  6. Medicare-Medicaid Prospective Payment Systems for Inpatients
  7. Ambulatory and Other Medicare-Medicaid Reimbursement Systems
  8. Medicare-Medicaid Prospective Payment systems for Post-acute Care
  9. Revenue Cycle Management
  10. Value-Based Purchasing

Primary Faculty
Iannucci, Jessica
Secondary Faculty
Dunsmore, Kristin
Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Mirijanian, Narine

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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