HEALTH CLASSIFICATION AND CLINICAL CODING C

HIM5CCC

2020

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 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 Must be admitted in HMHIM and have passed HIM4CCB

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: Index and tabular; The Australian Classification of Interventions:Index and tabular; The Australian Coding StandardsPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification DevelopmentIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority,
Discipline SpecificThe Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations, Acronyms & SymbolsPrescribedJoanne Williams, 2017Health Information Management Association of Australia
Discipline SpecificMedical dictionary of students own choiceRecommendedStudent 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

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

03. Participate in external coding quality control practice.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops, including quizzes, written problems to solve, case studies and patient medical records

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

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

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours 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 elementComments% ILO*
One 1 hour written mid semester exam (1,000-words equivalent)30 01, 04
One individual assignment (1,500-words)Weekly submissions of coded response to a scenario or copied medical record10 01, 02, 03, 04
One team assignment (750-words, per member)Written and coded response for two copied medical records10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2 hour written final examination (2000-words equivalent)Overall subject pass mark of 75% required to meet industry expectations50 01, 04