HEALTH CLASSIFICATION AND CASEMIX C

HIM5HCC

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students develop higher level classificatory skills to a level of competency that qualifies them as entry-level clinical coders. Students achieve proficiency in the application of relevant software auditing and other classificatory, business intelligence tools. Students gain a deep understanding of 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 points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted into HMHIM and must have completed the Bridging Course in Clinical Coding or have been granted exemption for the bridging course from the Course Co-ordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Australian dictionary of clinical abbreviations.PrescribedWilliams, J. (Ed) 2014Health Information Management Association of Australia.
Discipline SpecificThe International Statistical Classification of DiseasesPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification Development, 2017Independent Health Pricing Authority (IHPA)
Discipline SpecificThe Australian Classification of Interventions currentPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification Development, 2017Independent Health Pricing Authority (IHPA)
Discipline SpecificThe Australian Coding StandardsPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification Development, 2017Independent Health Pricing Authority (IHPA)
Discipline SpecificStudent's choice of medical dictionary (English spelling)RecommendedStudent choiceStudent Choice

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Appraise and 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 medical records.

02. Analyse and critically evaluate emerging health classification data or patient treatment data to inform advice on clinical documentation. Create scenarios for use in Coding A based on knowledge of the Australian Coding Standards.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops including: quizzes, written problems to solve, case studies and medical records Develop scenarios that can used in less advanced coding subjects

03. Interpret and evaluate internal coding quality control practice.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops including: quizzes, written problems to solve, case studies and medical records

04. Critique and apply the standiards 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 medical records

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 16
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 20 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 16
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students have extra classes in weeks 10 to 16, 20 to 22 as they have no classes during weeks 17 to 19 when they are on placement."

Lecture/Seminar Week: 20 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students have extra classes in weeks 10 to 16, 20 to 22 as they have no classes during weeks 17 to 19 when they are on placement."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 16
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 20 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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 Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Class sizes are small due to skill-based nature of subject and extent of facilitator assistance required."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 1000 word in-class written exams30 01, 04
2 x individual written assignments (1,500 words equivalent each)10 01, 02, 03, 04
2 x Team assignments, 750 word contribution per member for each10 01, 02, 03, 04
2 x 2 hour written examinations (one mid-year and one final year)50 01, 04
HurdleOverall subject pass mark of 75% required to meet industry expectations and standards