Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: POFM-1300- Section: 01
Basic Medical Coding
|Description||Presentation and application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions utilizing various coding systems.|
1. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO ALPHA) Measured by pre- and post-test.
2. Uses medical terminology in context (PSLO 1) Measured by quiz and embedded test questions.
3. Uses medical references as resource tools (PSLO 1) Measured by assignment.
4. Translates abbreviations and interprets symbols (PSLO 1) Measured by quiz and assignment.
5. Applies current nomenclature and classification systems and assigns codes. (PSLO 2) Measured by assignment.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Alpha: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material by using appropriate reading and vocabulary strategies.
1: Analyzes medical terms, translates healthcare abbreviations, interprets medical symbols, and identifies cells, tissues, organs and systems of the human body.
2: Abstracts and applies correct coding systems and nomenclatures through the use of health records, case studies, and federal regulations regarding methods of reimbursement.
3: Utilizes medical software applications and the Internet, creates manual and electronic claim forms, creates and maintains database; and analyzes content of health records for documentation requirements.
4: Explains governmental health care guidelines, bioethics, and ethics relevant to medical practice.
Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2018 Edition, 1st Edition by Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Elsevier ISBN: 978-0-323-43081-4
Workbook for Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2018 Edition, 1st Edition by Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Elsevier ISBN:978-0-323-43079-1
Week 1: Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance
Week 2: Continue Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance
Week 3: An Overview of ICD-10-CM
Week 4: Continue An Overview of ICD-10-CM
Week 5: ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
Week 6: Continue ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
Week 7: Using ICD-10-CM
Week 8: Continue Using ICD-10-CM
Week 9: ICD-10-CM Chapter 1-10 Specific Guidelines
Week 10: Continue ICD-10-CM Chapter 1-10 Specific Guidelines
Week 11: ICD-10-CM Chapter 11-14 Specific Guidelines; Thanksgiving Break 11/22-11/23
Week 12: Continue ICD-10-CM Chapter 11-14 Specific Guidelines
Week 13: ICD-10-CM Chapter 15-21 Specific Guidelines
Week 14: Continue ICD-10-CM Chapter 15-21 Specific Guidelines; Post-test; Coding Practice
Week 15: Exam (Chp. 5-7); Final Exam
*** SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGES ***
Week 1: Introduction to course; Review Syllabus; Pre-test; Chapter 1 - Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance
Week 2: Continue Chapter 1 - Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance
Week 3: Exam 1 (Chp.1); Chapter 2 - An Overview of ICD-10-CM
Week 4: Continue Chapter 2 - An Overview of ICD-10-CM
Week 5: Chapter 3 - ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
Week 6: Continue Chapter 3 ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
Week 7: Exam 2 (Chp 2-3); Chapter 4 - Using ICD-10-CM
Week 8: Continue Chapter 4 - Using ICD-10-CM
Week 9: Exam 3 (Chp. 4); Chapter 5 - ICD-10-CM Chapter 1-10 Specific Guidelines
Week 10: Continue Chapter 5 - ICD-10-CM Chapter 1-10 Specific Guidelines
Week 11: Chapter 6 - ICD-10-CM Chapter 11-14 Specific Guidelines;
Thanksgiving Break 11/22-11/23
Week 12: Continue Chapter 6 - ICD-10-CM Chapter 11-14 Specific Guidelines
Week 13: Chapter 7 - ICD-10-CM Chapter 15-21 Specific Guidelines
Week 14: Continue Chapter 7 - ICD-10-CM Chapter 15-21 Specific Guidelines
Post-test; Coding Practice
Week 15: Exam (Chp. 5-7); Final Exam
*** SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGES ***
|Final Exam Date||December 11, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through December 11, 2018 - 10:30 AM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Exams/Final Exam = 60%
Assignments/Quizzes = 40%
FOR ALL CODING CLASSES: When coding books are necessary for assignments, the books will need to be checked out with your instructor. Books must be returned at the end of the semester. If books are not returned, a hold will be put on student records with a monetary fee.
For ONLINE CLASSES: ONLINE CLASS POLICIES in addition to the above policies:
METHODS OF PRESENTATION:
Several methods of presentation will be used in class and may include any of the following:
Lecture (through PowerPoint slides, interactive notes, video, or audio sources) Computer Assisted Learning (publisher websites)
ASSESSMENT METHODS & GRADING POLICY
Specific instructions and grading information will be posted on the course site for each assignment.
Each module in the course will focus on specific learning outcomes.
Some activities in the course are simply to enhance learning, and will not be graded.
Student learning will be assessed with assignments/quizzes throughout the course.
Due dates are posted each week for course work. If work is submitted late it will be assessed a penalty of 30 points off.
Late work will have a maximum five day submission. After five days late, the work is given a grade of zero.
If you are in a course that is using a specific software, you MUST have the software available to you either on your home computer or you must use the open lab provided in the Gates Library.
Reliable Internet access is required for all online courses and many traditional courses.
COMPUTER FAILURE AND LACK OF INTERNET ACCESS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE EXCUSES FOR MISSED ASSIGNMENTS, PROJECTS, QUIZZES, EXAMS, ETC.
*** DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO COMPLETE CLASSWORK AND EXAMS. ***
We can't control weather conditions, power outages, etc. Students should complete classwork as soon as possible so due dates aren't missed.
* * Do NOT wait until the last weeks of class to discuss your grades with your instructor. If you are having issues with the class, materials or are having any other issues, please contact the instructor as soon as possible.
ATTENDENCE POLICY: * Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this in mind, the instructor monitors student course activities. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development. A tardy is an absence for attendance purposes.
4 absences = one letter grade drop
6 absences = two letter grade drop
8 absences = automatic failure of class
*Assignment due dates are posted weekly in your course in the calendar, in the announcements, and by e-mail. Check the course and your mylamarpa.edu email SEVERAL times per week.
* I STRONGLY recommend regular participation in this course. PARTICIPATION WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE!!
* Late assignments will be assessed a 30-point penalty. Late work will have a maximum five day submission. After five days late, the work is given a grade of zero.
*Students are responsible for completing all assigned work, including reading assignments, by the required due dates and for being prepared for class.
* See Class Policies on the Begin Here section of course in Blackboard.
* Quizzes may be given at the beginning of the class period. Students coming in to class late will not be allowed to take quizzes already turned in. A grade of zero will be recorded for the quiz.
* Exams cannot be completed using a mobile device.
* If an exam is missed, the lowest exam grade will be counted for the missed exam not to exceed 100%. If you miss more than one exam, those exams will be given a grade of zero.
* Make-up exams, if approved, will be proctored on campus at a given time and date. Failure to complete will result in a grade of zero. If approved to make-up an exam, the exam will be subject to a 30 point penalty.
* There will be a comprehensive final exam. ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE FINAL EXAM ON THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME, and failure to do so will result in a ZERO on the final exam. THERE ARE NO MAKE-UPS FOR MISSED FINAL EXAMS – IT WILL BE GIVEN A GRADE OF ZERO.
* Every student MUST have a copy of the required textbooks by the second week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given. Failure to have a textbook may result in a drop in grade.
* Students are responsible for completing all assigned reading and assignments given.
* A failure to follow oral and/or written instructions will result in penalties.
Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor will not average grades for students.
* INSTRUCTOR WILL NOT DROP GRADES
* Extra credit may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor.
* Do NOT wait until the last weeks of class to discuss your grades with your instructor. If you are having issues with the class, materials or are having any other issues, please contact the instructor as soon as possible.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|