HEALTH CLASSIFICATION AND CLINICAL CODING D

HIM5CCD

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will focus on further developing their competence and confidence in the use of the current Australian-Modified version of the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-AM). They will develop skills in applying advanced clinical coding in a timely manner in a complex environment. Students will also achieve competencies in clinical coding auditing for internal data quality control and coding practice management.

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 HIM5CCC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Exhibit health classification skills in medical record interpretation and clinical abstraction in specialist and complex casemix environments.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops/Coding Clinics including case studies, and specialist and general acute medical and surgical patient medical records.

02. Apply the standards and conventions of health classification within a timeframe that aligns with health industry expectations using clinical cases that reflect advanced-level complications and co-morbidities.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops/Coding Clinics including case studies, and specialist and general acute medical and surgical patient medical records. Quizzes and 'workbook' clinical cases.

03. Apply and analyse internal clinical coding auditing processes to identify critical factors that impact upon the quality and reliability of coded data.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops.

04. Develop and review strategies for the ongoing improvement of the quality and integrity of coded data in a hospital environment.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops. Laboratory classes.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-semester examination - one 1-hour25 01, 02
Final examination - one 2-hourOverall subject pass mark of 75% required to meet industry expectations50 01, 02
2,500 word individual assignment - Parts A and BTo meet professional competency requirements medical record coding must be completed at ALL assigned coding clinics25 01, 02, 03, 04