HEALTH CLASSIFICATION AND CLINICAL CODING C

HIM5CCC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The first focus of this subject is the development of higher level health classification 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 case mix-based measures such as Weighted Inlier Equivalent Separations and related clinical coding-funding dependencies.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesHIM4CCB
Students must be admitted in the following course: HMHIM

Co-requisitesN/A

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Medical dictionary of students own choice

Resource TypeRecommended

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The International Statistical Classification of Diseases: Index and tabular; The Australian Classification of Interventions:Index and tabular; The Australian Coding Standards

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AuthorAustralian Consortium for Classification Development

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PublisherIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority,

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The Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols

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AuthorJoanne Williams

Year2017

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PublisherHealth Information Management Association of Australia

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply Australian Coding Standards and Conventions accurately in health classification practice at an intermediate level.
02. Analyse emerging health classification data or patient treatment data to inform advice on clinical documentation.
03. Participate in external coding quality control practice.
04. Apply the standards and conventions of health classification to a level of expertise and within a time frame that aligns with industry expectations.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 31 - 31
One 2.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1 hour written mid semester exam (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO4

One individual assignment (1,500-words). Weekly submissions of coded response to a scenario or copied medical record

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One team assignment (750-words, per member). Written and coded response for two copied medical records

N/AAssignmentGroupNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2 hour written final examination (2000-words equivalent). Overall subject pass mark of 75% required to meet industry expectations

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO4