HEALTH CLASSIFICATION AND CASEMIX C

HIM5HCC

2021

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 case mix-based measures such as Weighted Inlier-Equivalent Separations, and related clinical coding-funding dependencies.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points30

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

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The Australian Coding Standards

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAustralian Consortium for Classification Development

Year2017

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PublisherIndependent Health Pricing Authority (IHPA)

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The Australian dictionary of clinical abbreviations.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWilliams, J.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherHealth Information Management Association of Australia.

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The Australian Classification of Interventions current

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAustralian Consortium for Classification Development

Year2017

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PublisherIndependent Health Pricing Authority (IHPA)

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The International Statistical Classification of Diseases

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAustralian Consortium for Classification Development

Year2017

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PublisherIndependent Health Pricing Authority (IHPA)

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Student's choice of medical dictionary (English spelling)

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStudent choice

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PublisherStudent Choice

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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. Appraise and apply Australian Coding Standards and Conventions accurately in health classification practice at an intermediate level.
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.
03. Interpret and evaluate internal coding quality control practice.
04. Critique and apply the standards and conventions of health classification to a level of expertise and within a time-frame that aligns with industry expectations.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Class requirements

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

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 20 - 22
One 1.00 h 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.

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 16
One 1.00 h 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.

LectureWeek: 10 - 16
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 20 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 20 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 16
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
Class sizes are small due to skill-based nature of subject and extent of facilitator assistance required.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2 x 1000 word in-class written examsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO4
2 x individual written assignments (1,500 words equivalent each)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
2 x Team assignments, 750 word contribution per member for eachN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
2 x 2 hour written examinations (one mid-year and one final year)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO4
Hurdle Overall subject pass mark of 75% required to meet industry expectations and standardsN/AN/AN/AYesnull