HITT-2245-73 - Coding Cert Exam Review (Capstone)
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2017 Course Syllabus
HITT-2245-73 - Coding Cert Exam Review (Capstone)
|Instructor||Harbert, Tonya J|
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|Course Description||Review of coding competencies and skills in preparation for a coding certification exam.|
|Course Prerequisites||HITT 2346 Advanced Medical Coding|
2017 PHYSICIAN CODING EXAM REVIEW |By BUCK
* 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.
* I STRONGLY recommend regular participation in this course.
PARTICIPATION WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE!!
* Any student missing:
2 weeks online course or lab participation = one letter grade drop
4 weeks online course or lab participation = two letter grade drop
6 weeks online course or lab participation = 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.
* Student assignments coming in late will be assessed with a 30-point penalty.
*Students are responsible for completing all assigned work, including reading assignments and any supplemental materials, by the required due dates and for being prepared for class.
* See Class Policies on the Begin Here section of the online course.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
|Final Exam Date||May 4, 2017 - 8:00 AM Through May 8, 2017 - 11:59 PM|
Week 1 (Jan 16-20)- Course introduction, Review Syllabus, Pre-Test, Chapter 14
Week 2 (Jan 23-27)- Chapter 15, Chapter 16
Week 3 (Jan 30-Feb 3)- Chapter 17
Week 4 (Feb 6-10)- Chapter 18, Exam
Week 5 (Feb 13-17)- Chapter 19
Week 6 (Feb 20-24)- Chapter 19 continued
Week 7 (Feb 27-March 3)- Chapter 20, Exam
Week 8 (March 6-10)- Chapter 21, Chapter 22
Week 9 (March 13-17)- No Class (SPRING BREAK)
Week 10 (March 20-24)- Chapter 23
Week 11 (March 27-31)- Chapter 24, Chapter 25, Exam
Week 12 (Apr 3-7)- Chapter 26
Week 13 (Apr 10-14)- Chapter 27
Week 14 (Apr 17-21)- Chapter 28, Chapter 29
Week 15 (Apr 24-28)- Post-Test; Exam Review
Week 16 (May 1-3)- Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1 (Jan 16-20)- Course introduction; Review Syllabus; Pre-Test; Chapter 14 Reimbursement Issues
Week 2 (Jan 23-27)- Chapter 15, Chapter 16 Intro to CPT and E/M Services
Week 3 (Jan 30-Feb 3)- Chapter 17 Anesthesia
Week 4 (Feb 6-10)- Chapter 18 Modifiers; Exam (covers chapters 14-17)
Week 5 (Feb 13-17)- Chapter 19 Surgery
Week 6 (Feb 20-24)- Chapter 19 Surgery continued
Week 7 (Feb 27-March 3)- Chapter 20 Radiology; Exam (covers chapters 18-19)
Week 8 (March 6-10)- Chapter 21, Chapter 22 Path/Lab and Medicine
Week 9 (March 13-17)- No Class (SPRING BREAK)
Week 10 (March 20-24)- Chapter 23 HCPCS
Week 11 (March 27-31)- Chapter 24, Chapter 25 ICD-10-CM Intro and Guidelines; Exam (covers chapters 20-23)
Week 12 (Apr 3-7)- Chapter 26 ICD-10-CM chapters 1-10
Week 13 (Apr 10-14)- Chapter 27 ICD-10-CM chapters 11-14
Week 14 (Apr 17-21)- Chapter 28 ICD-10-CM chapters 15-21, Chapter 29 Outpatient Coding
Week 15 (Apr 24-28)-Post-Test, Exam Review
Week 16 (May 1-3)- Exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|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.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO ALPHA) Measured by pre/post-test
2. Applies self-assessment of coding competencies (PSLO 2)Measured by exams
3. Resolves learning gaps in coding systems (PSLO 2)Measured by assignment
4. Prepares for coding certification examination (PSLO 2)Measured by assignment and exams
5. Analyzes documentation to prepare for coding examination (PSLO 3)Measured by assignment
|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.|
Online Course Requirements for Hybrid and Online Classes
* This course cannot be completed by only using a mobile device.
* Students are responsible for all readings that are assigned, including textbook readings and lecture notes.
* Assignments/Projects will be assigned weekly and will have a specific due dates.
* Quizzes will be given periodically throughout the semester.
* Exams/Finals--all tests are closed-book, closed-notes and are made up primarily of multiple-choice questions. Tests must be completed in the allotted time frame. EXAMS CANNOT BE COMPLETED ON A MOBILE DEVICE.
* If you miss an exam, your lowest test grade will count twice. If you miss more than one exam, those exams will be given a grade of zero.
* There will be a comprehensive final exam. All students must take the exam on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a zero on the final exam.
* 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 text may result in being dropped from the class.
* A failure to follow instructions (written or oral) will result in penalties.
* Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. Instructors do not "drop" grades.
* For each assignment, students must complete the entire lesson (file) on their own. Students are never allowed to use anyone's USB or file but their own, or work together. Students should never lend their file to another student nor should a student have any other students work in their possession for any reason. If a student uses another students files, both students are considered guilty of cheating. If caught cheating, the students will get a "0" on the assignment. If a second incidence occurs, both students will be given a final grade of "F" for the course.
* While this is an online course, the student will be required to communicate with the instructor and complete course work on a weekly basis. Students are expected to read announcements posted on Blackboard and check their MyLamar e-mail account on a regular basis.
* If you are in an online course that requires a specific software, you also MUST have a copy of the software available either on your own computer or you must make arrangements to use the open lab provided on campus. Do not sign up to take an online course if you do not have the correct software.
* 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, or exams. DO NOT wait until the "last minute" to complete class work or exams.
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.
|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 Coordinator, Office for Disability Services, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|