SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 3:21:23 PMMA 167A Course Outline as of Spring 2006

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 167ATitle:  BASIC DIAG CODING  
Full Title:  Basic Diagnostic Coding
Last Reviewed:2/28/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.008 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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MA 67A

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to basic ICD-9CM (International Classification of Diseases  - 9th Clinical) coding. Students will utilize their knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy to convert diagnostic statements into numerical codes.  Basic coding guidelines and logic will be presented as diagnoses related to each body system are studied. The course also includes an overview of other medical nomenclatures and classification systems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 58 OR Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 51


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to basic ICD-9CM coding.  Students will utilize their knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy to convert diagnostic statements into numerical codes.  An overview of other medical nomenclatures and classification systems is also presented.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 58 OR Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 51
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for 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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Compare and contrast the various medical nomenclatures and
   statistical classifications.
2.  Demonstrate knowledge of ICD-9CM coding characteristics and
   conventions through accurate use.
3.  Cite and apply basic ICD-9CM coding rules and guidelines.
4.  List the steps involved in basic coding.
5.  Code diseases and conditions from all major body systems.
6.  Demonstrate the appropriate use of supplemental ICD-9CM codes.
7.  Describe coding guidelines and individual logic used in the coding
   process.
8.  Cite the definitions for principal diagnosis, principal procedure,
   comorbidity, and complication.

Topics and Scope
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1. Medical nomenclatures and statistical classifications
    A.  SNDO (Standard Nomenclature of Diseases and Operations)
    B.  SNOP (Standard Nomenclature of Pathology)
    C.  SNOMED (Standard Nomenclature of Medicine)
    D.  CPT (Current Procedural Terminology)
    E.  ICD (International Classification of Diseases)
    F.  DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual)
    G.  ONC (Oncology)
2.  ICD-9CM  (International Classification of Diseases - 9th Clinical
   Modification) characteristics and conventions
    A.  Alphabetic index
    B.  Tabular listing
    C.  Appendices
    D.  Special tables, such as the Neoplasm Table, etc.
    E.  Other ICD-9CM characteristics
    F.  ICD-9CM abbreviations
    G.  ICD-9CM symbols
    H.  Other ICD-9CM conventions
3.  Basic ICD-9CM coding rules and guidelines
    A.  General rules
    B.  General guidelines
    C.  Specific guidelines, such as those relating to hypertension,
        burns, other severe injuries, poisonings, etc.
    D.  Definitions for principal diagnosis, principal procedure,
        comorbidity, and complication
    E. Guidelines for supplementary ICD-9CM codes
4.  ICD-9CM diagnosis coding
    A.  Basic ICD-9CM coding procedure
    B.  Diagnoses related to various body systems
    C.  Unique diagnostic coding situations

Assignments:
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1.  ICD-9CM diagnosis coding exercises, 25-35 per week.
2.  Basic to intermediate coding exercises, 20-30 per week. Repeating
   students will complete intermediate coding exercises.
3.  Textbook reading, 20-40 pages per week.
4.  Coding presentations.
5.  Coding skills performance exam.
6.  Quizzes (2-5); final objective 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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Performance exams, Coding presentations.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
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 Basic Coding Handbook, American Health Information Management
     Association, 2004 (new edition every year).
ICD-9CM Coding Book, Channel Publishing, 2004 (new edition every year).

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