Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: HITT-2346- Section: 71
Advanced Medical Coding
|COVID 19 Information||The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.|
|Description||Advanced concepts of ICD and CPT coding rules, conventions, and guidelines in complex case studies. Investigation of government regulations and changes in health care reporting|
|Prerequisites||POFM 1300 (Basic Medical Coding) and POFM 2310 (Intermediate Medical Coding)|
1. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO 1) Measured by pre- and post-tests
2. Translates healthcare abbreviations and medical symbols. (PSLO 2) Measured by quiz.
3. Analyzes cases and applies codes to various case studies. (PSLO 3) Measured by coding assignment.
4. Identifies main components of managed health care and third-party reimbursement issues (PSLO 3) Measured by quiz.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Alpha: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material by using appropriate reading and vocabulary strategies.
PSLO 1: Analyzes medical terms; translates healthcare abbreviations; interprets medical symbols; and identifies cells, tissues, organs and systems of the human body.
PSLO 2: Abstracts and applies correct coding systems and nomenclatures through the use of health records, case studies, and federal regulations regarding methods of reimbursement.
PSLO 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.
PSLO 4: Explains governmental health care guidelines, bioethics, and ethics relevant to medical practice.
Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
LET'S CODE IT!
EDITION: 2ND 21PUBLISHER: MCGraw-Hill
PART 1: MEDICAL CODING FUNDAMENTALS
1—Introduction to the Languages of Coding
2—Abstracting Clinical Documentation
3—The Coding Process
PART 2: REPORTING DIAGNOSES
4 – Introduction to ICD-10-CM
5 - Coding Infectious Diseases
6 - Coding Neoplasms
7 – Coding Conditions of the Blood and Immunological Systems
8—Coding Endocrine Conditions
9 – Coding Mental, Behavioral, and Neurologic Conditions
10 – Coding Conditions of the Optical and Auditory Systems
11 – Coding Cardiovascular Conditions
12 - Coding Respiratory Conditions
13 – Coding Digestive Conditions
14 – Coding Integumentary Conditions
15—Coding Muscular and Skeletal Conditions
16 – Coding Injury, Poisoning, and External Causes
17 – Coding Genitourinary, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Congenital, and Pediatric Conditions
18 – Coding Factors Influencing Health Status (Z Codes)
19 – Inpatient (Hospital) Diagnosis Coding
20 - Diagnostic Coding Capstone
PART 3: REPORTING PHYSICIANS SERVICES AND OUTPATIENT
21 – Introduction to CPT
22 – CPT and HCPCS Level II Modifiers
23 - CPT Evaluation & Management Section
24 - CPT Anesthesia Section
25 - CPT Surgery Section
26 - CPT Radiology Section
27 - CPT Pathology & Lab Section
28 - CPT Medicine Section
29 – Physicians’ Services Capstone
PART 4: DMEPOS & TRANSPORTATION
30–HCPCS Level II
31 – HCPCS Level II Capstone
PART 5: INPATIENT (HOSPITAL) REPORTING
32 – Introduction to ICD-10-PCS
33—ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical Section (0)
35—Placement through Chiropractic Sections (2-9)
36—Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapies (B, C, D)
37—Physical Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Audiology through New Technology Sections (F-H)
38 – Inpatient Coding Capstone
PART 6: LEGAL, ETHICAL, AND REIMBURSEMENT ISSUES
39 – Reimbursement
40—Introduction to Healthcare Law & Ethics
Week 1 Aug 24 - 28 Chapter 1-4 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 2 Aug 31 - Sept 4 Chapter 5-6 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 3 Sept 7 - 11 Chapter 7-8 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 4 Sept 14 - 18 Chapter 9-10 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 5 Sept 21 - 25 Chapter 11-13 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 6 Sept 28 - Oct 2 Chapter 14-15 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 7 Oct 5 - 9 Chapter 16-17 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 8 Oct 12 - 16 Chapter 18-19 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 9 Oct 19 - 23 Chapter 21-23 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 10 Oct 26 - 30 Chapter 24-25 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 11 Nov 2 - 6 Chapter 26-28 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 12 Nov 9 - 11 Chapter 30-31 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 13 Nov 16 - 20 Chapter 32-34 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 14 Nov 23 - 27 Chapter 35-37 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes
Week 15 Nov 30 - Dec 2 Chapter 39-40 Assignment(s); Chapter Quizzes; Dec. 2: Last Class Day
Dec 3 - 4 COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM
|Final Exam Date||December 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM Through December 4, 2020 - 11:00 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
EXAMS = 45
Assignments/ Quizzes = 45%
FINAL EXAM 10%
ASSESSMENT METHODS & GRADING POLICY
* Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. The instructor will not drop grades.
* Each module focuses on specific learning outcomes. However, some activities in the course may be used to enhance learning and may not be graded. Student learning will be assessed with assignments, quizzes, discussions, exams, etc. throughout the course.
* Due dates are posted each week for course work.
* Instructions and grading information will be posted on the course site for each assignment.
* Instructor will not drop grades.
* Late assignments are accepted for 2 days after the due date with -30 point deduction.
* After the second day, assignments are closed and will be unavailable to view and complete. The assignment will receive a grade of zero (0).
* Quizzes may be given throughout the semester. If a student misses a quiz, the grade is recorded as a zero (0). After quizzes are closed and unavailable to view, you cannot make-up a quiz.
* NO MAKE-UP EXAMS. If a student should miss an exam, at the end of the semester, the instructor will average all exam grades [including the zero(s)] to replace the zero for the missed exam. (The final exam will not be calculated in this average.)
EXAMPLE: 4 test grades: 100, 100, 0, 80 = 280; 280/4= 70; 70 will go in the place of the zero.; Test grades are now 100, 100, 70,80
* THE FINAL EXAM ACCOUNTS FOR 10% OF THE COURSE AVERAGE. The FINAL EXAM will be comprehensive. 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.
* Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on any academic work or exam in question; a second incidence of academic dishonesty on any academic work or exam in question will result in the student being given an "F" for the course.
* 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.
* Assignments and due dates are posted weekly in your course. Check your calendar; check the announcements; check your email; and check the To-Do List.
* Students are responsible for being prepared for class. The student is responsible for completing all assigned homework, including reading assignments, and doing so by required due dates.
* STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLETING ALL ASSIGNED READING. Read over chapters PRIOR to class even if reading was not assigned.
* STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW WRITTEN and/or ORAL INSTRUCTIONS. It is important to follow all directions. A failure to follow written and/or oral instructions will result in penalties.
*** DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO COMPLETE CLASSWORK AND EXAMS. ***
* COMPUTER FAILURE AND LACK OF INTERNET ACCESS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE EXCUSES FOR MISSED ASSIGNMENTS, PROJECTS, QUIZZES, EXAMS, ETC.
* We cannot control weather conditions, power outages, etc. Students should complete classwork as soon as possible so due dates are not missed.
* PLEASE.... Do NOT wait until the last weeks of class to discuss your grades with your instructor.
* If you are having issues with the class, the material covered, or have any other issues, please contact the instructor as soon as possible.
* If you would like to discuss your grades, contact the instructor to meet in person. (Instructor will speak to the student only.)
* Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than three absences from the course will receive an academic penalty.
* Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student course activity weekly.
* Class participation is required. It is important to be active within the course.
* Students are expected to log in to Blackboard a minimum of three times per week.
* Students are expected to check e-mail a minimum of three times per week.
|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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
|MyLSCPA||Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLSCPA.|
METHODS OF PRESENTATION:
Several methods of presentation may 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)
The student is required to have all required software, e-books, key codes, etc. needed for class to complete required readings, work, etc.
Reliable Internet access is required for all online courses. You may use the open lab provided in the Gates Memorial Library.
COMPUTER FAILURE AND LACK OF INTERNET ACCESS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE EXCUSES FOR MISSED ASSIGNMENTS, PROJECTS, QUIZZES, EXAMS, ETC.
* If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is submitted before the final withdrawal date.
* It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decide to withdraw from the class.
* The student is also strongly encouraged to retain their copy of the withdrawal form for their records.
* The student is required to turn in any equipment or items that belong to the department. Failure to do so may compromise their standing with LSCPA.
* State law permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities. With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit. Details regarding this policy can be found in the LSCPA college catalog.
E-Mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
* Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name/course name.
* Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying student's name, course, and any return phone number.
*Exceptions and/or changes may be made to information in this syllabus at the instructors discretion.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|