House Bill 2504 Spring 2014 Course Syllabus POFM-2310-50 - Intermediate Medical Coding
Spring 2014 Course Syllabus
POFM-2310-50 - Intermediate Medical Coding
|Instructor||Guillot, Sheila Kaye Rhoden|
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|Course Description||Assignment and application of various coding guidelines with emphasis on physician billing and regulatory requirements. Includes code selection for Evaluation and Management (E/M) and Medical/Surgical cases.|
(1) Medical Coding Fundamentals by Susan Goldsmith, McGraw/Hill Publishing, ISBN # 978-0-07-337498-7
(2) Workbook for use with Medical Coding Fundamentals by Susan Goldsmith, McGraw/Hill Publishing, ISBN # 978-0-07-740117-7
*Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination form a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance daily. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development. Once roll has been taken, a student is considered to be absent. Tardies are considered absences. Do not be late for class.
*The instructor reserves the right to drop any student missing more than two weeks of class (6 MWF or 4 TR).
*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.
*Assignments are due at the beginning of each class; a student coming in late will be assessed a penalty, even if the student arrives to class late and turns in work.
*Students are responsible for completing all assigned homework and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent for the previous class meeting.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
FInal Exam 10%
|Final Exam Date||May 6, 2014 - 5:00 PM|
*Week 1:Jan 14 Intro to class; syllabus; assign CPT books,describe coding; give pre-test; Chapter 6 (Introduction to CPT Coding)
Jan 16 Lecture Chapter 6 (Introduction to CPT Coding); Assignment: Txt: Ch 6 Using terminology & Check your understanding (p. 145-148)
*Week 2:Jan 21 Complete Chapter 6 lecture; Assignment: Wkbk: Chapter 6 Key terms & Exam; review (p. 43-47)
Jan 23 Lecture Chapter 7 (Modifiers); Assignment: Wkbk: Chapter 7 Key terms and exam review (p. 54-58)
*Week 3:Jan 28 Lecture Chapter 8 (E/M Codes Part I); Assignment: Txt: Chapter 8 Using terms and check your understanding (p. 202-206)
Jan 30 Complete Chapter 8 lecture; Assignment: Wkbk: Exam review (p. 62-64)
*Week 4:Feb 4 Coding Exercise/Review; Assignment: Coding Exercises
Feb 6 Exam 1 (Chapters 6-8); Assignment: Coding Worksheet
*Week 5:Feb 11 Lecture Chapter 9 (E/M Codes Part II); Assignment: Coding Worksheet
Feb 13 Complete Chapter 9 lecture; Assignment: Wkbk: Exam review (p. 69-72)
*Week 6:Feb 18 Lecture Chapter 10 (Anesthesia Services); Assignment: Txt: Check your understanding (p. 278-280)
Feb 20 Complete Chapter 10 lecture; Assignment: Wkbk: Exam review (p. 77-81)
*Week 7:Feb 25 Lecture Chapter 11 (Radiology); Assignment: Txt: p. 294 Exercise 11.4.2; Assignment: Wkbk: p. 86-87 #s 1-12 only
Feb 27 Coding Exercise/Review; Assignment: p. 281-282; coding exercises
*Week 8:Mar 4 Exam 2 (Chapters 9-11); Assignment: Coding Exercises
Mar 6 Lecture Chapter 12 (Surgery: Modules 12.1 and 12.2); Assignment: p. 323-324 Check your understanding; Assignment: p. 340-341 Check your understanding
*Week 9:Mar 10 Spring Break
Mar 13 Spring Break
*Wk 10: Mar 18 Lecture Chapter 12 (Modules 12.3 and 12.4); Assignment: p. 363-364 Check your understanding; Assignment: p. 380-381 Check your understanding
Mar 20 Lecture Chapter 12; (Modules 12.5 and 12.6); Assignment: p. 397-398 Check your understanding; Assignment: p. 419-420 Check your understanding
*Wk 11: Mar 25 Lecture Chapter 13 (Pathology and Laboratory); Assignment: Wkbk: p. 134-137 Exam Review; Assignment: Txt: p. 435-438 Check your understanding
Mar 28 Coding Exercise/Review; Assignment: Coding exercises/worksheet
*Wk 12: Apr 1 Exam 3 (Chapters 12-13); Assignment: Coding Exercises
Apr 3 Lecture Chapter 14 (Medicine Services); Assignment: Wkbk: p. 141-145 Key terms and exam review
*Wk 13: Apr 8 Coding Exercises; Assignment: Coding Worksheet
Apr 10 Lecture Chapter 15 (HCPCS); Assignment: Txt: p. 490-492 Check your understanding; Assignment: Wkbk: p. 149-152 key terms & exam review
*Wk 14: Apr 15 Coding Exercises; Assignment: Coding Worksheet
Apr 17 Coding Exercises; Assignment: Coding Worksheet
*Wk 15: Apr 22 Exam 4 (Chapters 14-15); Assignment: Chapter 16 Scenarios 1-10
Apr 24 Chapter 16: Putting It All Together (Practicum); Assignment: Wkbk: p. 156-160; Assignment: Chapter 16 Scenarios 11-20
*Wk 16: Apr 29 Chapter 16 (Practicum); post-test; last class day; Assignment: Scenarios 21-25 (Chapter 16)
May 6 FINAL EXAM (Chapters 6-16); Assignment: Comprehensive Final Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
1 Chapter 6 (Introduction to CPT Coding)
2 Chapter 7 (Modifiers)
3 Lecture Chapter 8 (E/M Codes Part I)
4 Exam 1 (Chapters 6-8)
5 Lecture Chapter 9 (E/M Codes Part II)
6 Lecture Chapter 10 (Anesthesia Services)
7 Lecture Chapter 11 (Radiology)
8 Exam 2 (Chapters 9-11)
Lecture Chapter 12 (Surgery:
9 Spring Break
10 Lecture Chapter 12 (Modules 12.3 and 12.4)
11 Lecture Chapter 13 (Pathology and Laboratory)
12 Exam 3 (Chapters 12-13)
13 Coding Exercises
Lecture Chapter 15 (HCPCS)
14 Coding Exercises
15 Exam 4 (Chapters 14-15)
16 Chapter 16 (Practicum)
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material by using appropriate reading and vocabulary strategies.
2. Analyzes medical terms, translates healthcare abbreviations, interprets medical symbols, and identifies cells, tissues, organs and systems of the human body.
3. Abstracts and applies correct coding systems and nomenclatures through the use of health records, case studies, and federal regulations regarding methods of reimbursement.
4. Utilizes medical software applications and the Internet, creates manual and electronic claim forms, creates and maintains databases; and analyzes content of health records for documentation.
5. 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 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.
|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.|
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*No cell phones should be visible or heard during class. Again, you will be asked to leave the room for the remainder of the class.
*No blue tooth technology or recording of lectures in any format (unless approved by instructor).
*No charging of cell phones in the classroom.
E-MAIL/VOICE MAIL ETIQUETTE:
*Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with the instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name/course name.
*Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying the student's name, course, and any return phone number.
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 date.
*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 online and in the allotted time frame. EXAMS CANNOT BE COMPLETED ON A MOBILE DEVICE.
*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 student's files, BOTH students are considered guilty of cheating. If caught cheating, the students will receive a "0" for the assignment. If a second incidence occurs, both student will be given a 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.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SEMESTER:
*Jan 13 First Class Day
*Jan 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
*Jan 20-April 3 Apply for May graduation
*Feb 26 Last day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty
*March 10-14 Spring Break
*April 16 Last day to drop or withdraw for the semester
*April 18 Good Friday (No Classes)
*April 30 Last day of the semester
*May 1-7 Final Exams
*May 9 Graduation, 6:30 pm, Carl Parker Center
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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.
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