CASEMIX AND HEALTH CLASSIFICATION C

HIM3CHC

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The first focus of this subject is the development  of higher level classification  skills to a level of competency that qualifies students professionally as workforce entry-level clinical/medical  coders. Students gain proficiency in the application of relevant health classification software and auditing support tools. The second focus is on the health classification-financial relationship, including co-payments, the application of Activity Based Funding, and state/territory specific casemix -based measures such as Weighted inlier Equivalent Separations and related clinical coding related-funding dependencies. Students will have some exposure to funding guidelines relevant to their geographic (state, territory, country) location.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM2HCA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificThe International Statistical Classification of DiseasesPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification DevelopmentIHPA
Discipline SpecificThe Australian Classification of interventions currentPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification DevelopmentIHPA
Discipline SpecificThe Australian Coding StandardsPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification DevelopmentIHPA
Discipline SpecificAustralian Dictionary of Abbreviations, AcronymsPrescribedWilliams, J. (ed) 2014Health Information Management of Australia
Discipline SpecificStudents choice of medical dictionaryPrescribedStudent choiceStudent choice

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply Australian Coding Standards and Conventions accurately in health classification practice at an intermediate level.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops, including quizzes, written problems to solve, case studies and patient medical records
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

02. Analyse emerging health classification data or patient treatment data to inform advice on clinical documentation.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops, including quizzes, written problems to solve, case studies and patient medical records
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

03. Participate in internal quality control of health classification coding

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops, including quizzes, written problems to solve, case studies and patient medical records
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

04. Apply the standards and conventions of health classification to data at a level of expertise and within timeframes that align with industry expectations

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops, including quizzes, written problems to solve, case studies and patient medical records
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 43
Twenty one 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 43
Twenty one 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Class size to accommodate staff: student ratio for increased individual time due to 75% pass mark for industry requirements"

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 31
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x Individual written assignments (1000 word equiv each)10 01, 02, 03, 04
2 x 1,000 word Team Assignments (equivalent to 250 words per student per assignment)10 01, 02, 03, 04
2 x 1-hour in-class written Examinations30 01, 02, 04
2 x 2-hour written examinations (one mid year and one final year)50 01, 02, 04
HurdleOverall subject pass mark of 75% required to meet industry expectations