HEALTH CLASSIFICATION C

HIM3HCC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The first focus of this subject is the development of higher level classificatory 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 classificatory software and auditing support tools. The second focus is on the health classification-financial relationship, including co-payments, the applications of Activity Based Funding, and state/territory specific casemix-based measures such as Weighted Inlier Equivalent Separations and related clinical coding-funding dependencies. Students will have some exposure to funding guidelines relevant to their geographic (state, territory, country) location.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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 Diseases and Related Health Problems, tenth revision, Australian Modification, current editionPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification DevelopmentIHPA
Discipline SpecificThe Australian Classification of Interventions current editionPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification DevelopmentIHPA
Discipline SpecificThe Australian Coding StandardsPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification DevelopmentIHPA
Discipline SpecificAustralian Dictionary of Abbreviations, Acronymns and Symbols, 6th editionPrescribedWilliams, J. (ed) 2014Health Information Management of Australia
Discipline SpecificStudents choice of medical dictionaryRecommendedStudent 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:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 31-45, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 45
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 45
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 45 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 study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,000 word Individual Assignment10 01, 02, 03, 04
1,000 word Team Assignment (equivalent to 250 words per student)10 01, 02, 03, 04
1-hour Mid-semester Examination30 01, 02, 04
2-hour Final ExaminationOverall subject pass mark of 75% required to meet industry expectations50 01, 02, 04