SRJC Course Outlines

4/16/2024 1:40:25 AMMA 166.3 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 166.3Title:  EXTERNSHIP: MED CODING  
Full Title:  Externship: Medical Coding
Last Reviewed:3/5/2012

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.50Lecture Scheduled.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum3.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR157.50
 Contact Total9.50 Contact Total166.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  17.50Total Student Learning Hours: 183.75 

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 66.3

Catalog Description:
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Practical experience in hospitals, or other medical settings, to develop medical coding skills in preparation for entry-level employment as a medical coder.  Emphasis on the ability to function with accuracy, speed, and utilization of resources in challenging medical coding settings.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MA 162 ( or MA 62 or MSR 62B) and Course Completion of MA 167B ( or MA 67B) and Course Completion of PHYSIO 58 and Course Completion of MA 161 ( or MA 61 or MSR 61) and Course Completion of MA 160 ( or MA 60 or MSR 60 or MSR 69) and Course Completion of MA 168 ( or MA 68.1 or MSR 68.1 or MSR 68)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Immunization and TB clearance required.

Schedule of Classes Information
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Practical experience in hospitals, or other medical settings, to develop medical coding skills in preparation for entry-level employment as a medical coder. Emphasis on the ability to function with accuracy, speed, and utilization of resources in challenging medical coding.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MA 162 ( or MA 62 or MSR 62B) and Course Completion of MA 167B ( or MA 67B) and Course Completion of PHYSIO 58 and Course Completion of MA 161 ( or MA 61 or MSR 61) and Course Completion of MA 160 ( or MA 60 or MSR 60 or MSR 69) and Course Completion of MA 168 ( or MA 68.1 or MSR 68.1 or MSR 68)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Immunization and TB clearance required.
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. Perform a variety of medical coding tasks as itemized on a task list.
2. Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking involved with proper
and safe use of equipment, procedures and processes utilized by the
medical coder in the hospital, medical office and other coding settings.
3. Apply principles and skills which have been learned in prerequisite and
corequisite courses.
4. Demonstrate confidentiality and other ethical and legal concepts while
working in coding settings.
5. Communicate effectively, with cultural sensitivity, with coding
supervisor and staff.
6. Demonstrate professionalism in the clinical setting.
7. Plan and implement medical coding in an efficient, accurate, timely
manner, effectively utilizing coding resources.
8. Utilize their own coder's handbook.
9. Evaluate various medical coding employment and career opportunities.
10. Write a resume and cover letter.
11. Interview competently for a medical coding position.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Medical Coding Externship - Medical coding externship experience in a
hospital coding department, medical office or clinic, or other appropriate
setting
   A.      Meet with Health Information Manager or Coding Department
           Supervisor to discuss and update coding task list and to
           review evaluation process
   B.      Students will be:
           1.      practicing within professional/ethical scope of
                   practice for medical coders
           2.      applying concepts and utilizing techniques learned in
                   all previous courses
           3.      communicating effectively, with cultural sensitivity,
                   with instructor, supervisor, and coding staff
           4.      planning daily coding activities and abstracting and
                   coding efficiently and accurately, utilizing
                   available coding resources
           5.      coding, which may include but not be limited to the
                   following: an orientation to encoding, abstracting,
                   and reference books; coding ancillary charts (x-ray,
                   laboratory), emergency room records, outpatient
                   surgery, inpatient records; business office Medicare
                   billing; and student-specific focused coding
                   (revisiting previous coding subjects)
            6.     developing a coder's handbook that will include
                   coding data and other information to improve medical
                   coding abilities
            7.     demonstrating professional behaviors including:
                   dependability, punctuality, cooperation,
                   confidentiality, appropriate appearance, interest in
                   and willingness to learn, and initiative
II.  Coding seminars (four 2-hour seminars, one every two weeks for eight
weeks-or eight 1-hour seminars, one every two weeks for 16 weeks)
    A.      Orientation to medical coding externship.
            1.      procedures, process, expectations, and evaluation
            2.      assigned experience
    B.      Analysis of skills and problem solving related to medical
            coding externship experience
    C.      Resume writing and preparation for employment
    D.      Preparation for further coursework and/or coding
            certification exams
    E.      Presentations by coding experts re coding opportunities

Assignments:
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1. Complete the required number of hours, performing a variety of
designated coding tasks, during assigned coding externship in a medical
facility under the supervision of the manager, supervisor or designed
coder.
2. Maintain a timesheet.
3. Compile a coding folder at assigned medical setting. Include and
update your coder's handbook.
4. Complete a 1-2 page weekly report, including type of coding
accomplished, successes and problems encountered, goals for next week
and goal achievements and revisions from last week's goals.
5. During coding seminars, discuss externship experience, participate in
problem-solving exercises, role play interpersonal conflicts and
communication challenges.
6. Complete 5-25 exercises demonstrating the ability to accurately
perform coding steps.
7. Complete weekly task sheet update with externship supervisor.
8. Meet with instructor and supervisor when requested.
9. Write a resume and cover letter.
10. Role play job interview skills.
11. Participate in final performance evaluation with instructor; includes
coding supervisor's evaluation, timesheet, task sheet, student
evaluation of program, and future plans.
12. Adhere to standards of professionalism: dependability, punctuality,
cooperation, appropriate appearance, interest in and willingness to learn,
and initiative.

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
15 - 20%
Written homework, Weekly reports; resume & cover letter.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Problem solving exercises.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 65%
Field work, Coding exercises; task sheets; folder; evaluations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Professionalism and attendance.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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