HEALTH CLASSIFICATION AND CLINICAL CODING C

HIM5CCC

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 as entry-level clinical coders. Students gain proficiency in the application of relevant software and auditing tools. The second focus is on the health classification-financial relationship, including co-payments, the applications of Activity Based Funding and other casemix-based measures such as Weighted Inlier Equivalent Separations and related clinical coding-funding dependencies.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM4CCB and must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HMHIM Master of Health Information Management. or HZHHIM Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Health Information Management.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols, 6th editionPrescribedJoanne Williams, 2014Health Information Management Association of Australia (2014)
ReadingsThe International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 9th editionPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification Development (2015)Independent Health Pricing Authority

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 coding quality control practice.

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 a level of expertise and within a time frame that aligns 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

Subject options

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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

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.

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 45
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar 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"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000 written mid semester exam30 01, 04
One 1500 word individual assignment10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 750 word per member team assignment10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2 hour written final examinationOverall subject pass mark of 75% required to meet industry expectations50 01, 04