SRJC Course Outlines

6/21/2024 7:49:27 AMMA 167B Course Outline as of Spring 2006

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 167BTitle:  INTER DIAG CODING  
Full Title:  Intermediate Diagnostic and Procedural Coding
Last Reviewed:3/12/2012

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.001 min.Lab Scheduled24.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total40.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MA 67B

Catalog Description:
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Continuation of MA 67A, Basic Diagnostic Coding, with emphasis on intermediate ICD-9CM (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Clinical Modification) diagnostic coding, and ICD-9CM and CPT (Current Procedural Coding) procedure coding.  Both coding systems will be used in coding various types of ambulatory cases, such as physician office records, outpatient surgery records, and emergency department records, as well as some inpatient cases.  The course also includes an overview of reimbursement systems, medical record documentation, and medical data abstraction.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in MA 167 ( or MA 167A or MA 67A or MA 68.5 or MSR 68.5) and Course Completion of MA 169 ( or MA 68.4 or MSR 68.4)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Continuation of MA 67A with emphasis on intermediate ICD-9CM (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Clinical Modification) diagnostic coding, and ICD-9CM and CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) procedure coding.  Both coding systems will be used in coding various types of ambulatory cases, as well as some inpatient cases.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in MA 167 ( or MA 167A or MA 67A or MA 68.5 or MSR 68.5) and Course Completion of MA 169 ( or MA 68.4 or MSR 68.4)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 1.  Code procedures related to all major body systems using ICD-9CM
     (International Classification of Diseases - 9th Clinical
     Modification).
 2.  Compare and contrast current reimbursement procedures.
 3.  Describe the various components of a medical record and their
     usefulness in the coding process.
 4.  Interpret the medical record through evaluation of the documenta-
     tion.
 5.  List the steps involved in coding a medical record.
 6.  Apply the diagnostic and procedural definitions by choosing the
     correct principal diagnosis and principal procedure when coding a
     medical record.
 7.  Apply the diagnostic and procedural definitions by choosing the
     correct secondary diagnoses and procedures when coding a medical
     record.
 8.  Demonstrate knowledge of proper sequencing of secondary diagnoses
     and procedures through the application of comorbidity,
     complication, and/or procedure definitions.
 9.  Demonstrate accurate medical record coding through the use of
     official guidelines from ICD-9CM and PPS (Prospective Payment
     System).
10.  Demonstrate accurate medical record coding through the use of
     official guidelines from CPT (Current Procedural Terminology).
11.  Name the UHDDS (Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set) items.
12.  Abstract UHDDS items from a medical record.

Topics and Scope
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I.  ICD-9CM procedural coding
   A.  Alphabetic index
   B.  Tabular listing
   C.  Operations related to various body systems
   D.  Procedures related to various body systems
   E.  Unique procedural coding situations
II.  Reimbursement systems
   A.  Overview and purpose of PPS (Prospective Payment System)
   B.  PPS components
   C.  Coding under PPS
III.  Overview of a medical record
   A.  Component parts of a medical record
   B.  Documentation requirements
   C.  Physician office records
   D.  Outpatient surgery records
   E.  Emergency department records
   F.  Inpatient medical records
   G.  Reading and interpreting the medical record
IV.  Medical record coding
   A.  Review of important diagnostic and procedural definitions, such
       as principal diagnosis, principal procedure, and comorbidity
   B.  Review of basic coding book symbols and guides
   C.  Coding book symbols and guides related to reimbursement
   D.  Review of basic coding guidelines
   E.  Coding guidelines related to reimbursement
   F.  Sequencing of diagnoses
   G.  Sequencing of procedures
   H.  Medical record coding steps
5.  Medical record abstracting
   A.  Overview of UHDDS
   B.  UHDDS items
   C.  Abstraction of medical data

Assignments:
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1.  ICD-9CM procedure coding exercises, 3-6 (50% problem solving; 50%
   skill demonstration).
2.  Medical record interpretations, 5-10 (50% problem solving; 50%
   skill demonstration).
3.  Intermediate coding exercises, 15-30 (50% problem solving; 50%
   skill demonstration).
4.  Medical record coding exercises, 5-10 (50% problem solving; 50%
   skill demonstration).
5.  Coding interview.
6.  Textbook reading, 10-20 pages per week
7.  Coding article review (2-5 pages).
8.  Medical record abstracting exercises, 3-6 50% problem solving;
   (50% skill demonstration).
9.  Coding skills performance exam.
10. Quizzes (2-5); final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
Coding interview; article review.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 25%
Coding exercises.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 25%
Class performances, Performance exams, Coding exercises.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 65%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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ICD-9CM Intermediate Coding Handbook, American Health Information
     Management Association, (updated yearly).
ICD-9CM Coding Book, Channel Publishing, (updated yearly).
CPT Coding Book, American Medical Association, (updated yearly).

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