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Blinn College • Distance Education • Health Sciences • Health Information - HITT


Ambulatory Coding HITT-1342

  • Fall 2018
  • Section N01 CRN-10349
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/27/2018 to 12/13/2018
  • Modified 08/23/2018

Meeting Times


  • Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Course may be accessed at any day or time, as long as student has internet access.

Contact Information


Instructor: Mrs. Brenda Walker

Monday through Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday - by appointment

Virtual - by appointment

Description


Fundamentals of ambulatory coding rules, conventions, and guidelines.

Requisites

Prerequisites: HITT 1305 Medical Terminology,

HITT 1341 Coding and Classification Systems,

BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology,

MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology

Co-requisites: MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology

A student must be college ready in reading according to TSI college-ready standards. 

All students with a major within the Health Information Technology Department must achieve a grade of 70% or better to complete the course.

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


1. Apply nomenclatures and classification systems.

2. Assign codes.

Materials


Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Coding

  • Author: Papazian-Boyce
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Edition: 2016
  • ISBN: 978-013-379-7787

Should have from HITT 1341

CPT 2018 Professional Edition Coding Book

  • Publisher: AMA Bookstore
  • Edition: 2018--Professional
  • ISBN: 978-162-202-6005

ICD-10-CM Coding Book

  • Author: Casto
  • Publisher: AHIMA
  • Edition: 2018
  • ISBN: 978-158-426-5894

(Should have from HITT 1341)

HCPCS Level II Coding Book

  • Optional

Should be able to find a cheap copy online, especially if it's last year's edition.

Internet Access

Speakers/Headset

Webcam/Microphone

AHIMA Vlab access (given by program director)

Course Requirements


  • Achievement of all learning outcomes
  • Completion of assignments
  • Completion of all major exams and final exam
  • Completion of project
  • Participation in classroom (online) discussion and activities

Evaluation


Breakdown

Point Distribution

900-1000   = A

800-899     = B

700-799     = C

600-699     = D

below 599   = F

Criteria

Course must include a comprehensive final worth 20% of course grade, student participation grade of 10%, and minimum of 4 major grades.

  1. Major Exams:  Score determined by points earned on objective portion
  2. Homework Assignments: Points determined by accuracy and correct answers
  3. Project: Points determined by accuracy, and other criteria stated on project instruction sheet
  4. Final Exam:  Points determined by accuracy, (problem portion) and correct answers (objective portion)

Breakdown

Discussions 1.5%

Major Exams 30%

Project 10%

Final Exam 20%

Homework (Coding Practice, Coding Summary, Coding Lab,VLab) 38.5%

 

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Proctoring Exams

TWO MAJOR EXAMS FOR THIS CLASS WILL BE CLOSED TEXTBOOK AND PROCTORED.  CODING RESOURCES ARE ACCEPTABLE. TAKING AN EXAM WITHOUT A PROCTOR WILL RESULT IN A GRADE OF ZERO (0).

It is the responsibility of faculty to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty.  Adequate control of test materials, strict supervision during testing, and other preventative measures shall be utilized, as necessary, to prevent cheating or plagiarism. (Blinn College Policy:  Section Student Complaints/Course Grade Complaints #239501)

Tegrity will be used for proctoring this semester for Exam 2 and Exam 3.

 

Attendance Policy (Drop policy)

If the student misses 1 week's worth of assignments, the student will be given 1 absence. When the student misses 2 week's worth of assignments, the student will be given 2 absences and dropped from the course. 

The student is required to complete two assignments per chapter to receive attendance credit for the week.  There is no exception for weeks where multiple chapters are covered.

Completing late work does NOT make up for current assignments and students will still be counted absent if current work is not submitted.

The 4 excused absences include: 

  1. Observance of religious holy days - Students should notify their instructor(s) no later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) for absences for any religious holy day(s);
  2. Representing the College District at an official institutional function;
  3. Dual credit students representing the high school or independent school district at an official institutional function; and
  4. Military service.

Sickness, death of friend or family member, work, failed technology, loss of electricity, etc. are not excused absences because work is assigned for at least 8 days.

 

Late Work Policy

Late Work: Assignments and Exams are due according to the schedule.  Late assignments will be deducted 10% for each day late, up to 3 days (30%), after that a grade of zero will be assigned.   Assignments are due by 11:30 pm  central standard time on Tuesdays. 

Projects: No late work will be accepted.

Discussions: No late work will be accepted. First post by Thursday prior to exam due date, Second (reply) post by Monday prior to exam due date. 

Final Exams: No late work will be accepted. 

A 'broken’ computer or Internet connection is not an acceptable excuse for missing or late assignments. It is the student's responsibility to have a backup location to use if the student's Internet connection or computer fails.

If Blinn and/or Connect have technology issues, then I will extend the due date, but I must get an e-mail from Blinn and/or Connect in order for this to apply. 

Academic Integrity (Cheating Policy)

Dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated.  This includes copying work from another student or computer and turning it in as your own.  Depending on the severity of the dishonesty, one may receive either a zero for the assignment or fail the course.  All persons involved in the copying or granting permission for copying will be penalized.

Minor assignments may be discussed together as a group, but submissions must be individualized. No group work on major exams or projects, unless otherwise instructed. 

Answers from Quizlet, answer keys, internet searches, etc. will not be accepted.  Cite your sources when applicable.

Communication

Communication is very important in distance education classes.  I will communicate within the course room by news items, discussion boards, and e-mail.  Your Blinn e-mail will also be used at times for communication from other Blinn departments.  You are responsible for all e-mail going to your Blinn e-mail address.  The best scenario is to check that e-mail daily!  Your e-mail address is your first and last name with a period in between and the last 2 digits of your student ID @ buc.blinn.edu.   To find out more information about your Blinn e-mail account and to set up your account, go to the Student e-mail accounts page.

2014 CAHIIM Competencies

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education CAHIIM has approved competency tasks for entry-level health information technicians. The objectives of this course relate specifically to those tasks listed below.

Domain I. Data Content, Structure & Standards

Subdomain I.A. Classification Systems

  1. Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current guidelines.
  2. Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding. 
  3. Apply diagnostic/procedural groupings
  4. Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic/procedural groupings. 

Criminal Background Checks

Per Texas HB 1508, effective 9/1/2017:

"For students in this course, who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.”

Schedule


Week Day Sections Covered Assignments Points Lecture Hours Lab Hours Due Date
1 M 08/27/18 Orientation Activities     3 1 T 9/4/18
  T 08/28/18 Ch. 28  Introduction to CPT Coding Read Ch 28/Watch Tegrity Video        
  W 08/28/18   Coding Practice 5      
  R 08/30/18   Coding Summary 5      
  F 08/31/18   Coding Lab 5      
2 M 09/03/18 Holiday--Campus Closed          
  T 09/04/18 Ch. 29 Introduction to HCPCS Coding (A0000-V5999) Read Ch 29/Watch Tegrity Video Ch 29 Coding Practice 5 3 1 T 9/11/18
  W 09/05/18 Ch. 30 CPT Modifiers Ch 29 Coding Summary                    5      
      Ch 29 Coding Lab 10      
  R 09/06/18   Read Ch 30/Watch Tegrity Video Ch 30 Coding Practice 5      
  F 09/07/18   Ch 30 Coding Summary 5      
      Ch 30 Coding Lab 10      
               
3 M 09/10/18 Ch 31 Evaluation and Management Services (99201-99499) Read Ch 31 /Watch Tegrity video   3 1 T 9/18/18
  T 09/11/18   Ch 31 Coding Practice 5      
  W 09/12/18   Ch 31 Coding Summary 5      
  R 09/13/18   Ch 31 Coding Lab 10      
  F 09/14/18   VLab Assignment 30      
4 M 09/17/18 Ch. 32 Medicine Procedures               (90281-99199, 99500-99607) Read Ch 32/Watch Tegrity video   3 1 T 9/25/18
  T 09/18/18   Ch 32 Coding Practice 5      
  W 09/19/18   Ch 32 Coding Summary 5      
  R 09/20/18   Ch 32 Coding Lab 10      
  F 09/21/18            
5 M 09/24/18 Ch. 33 Overview of Surgery Coding (10021-10022) Read Ch 33/Watch Tegrity video  Ch 33 Coding Practice 5 3 1 T 10/2/18
  T 09/25/18 Ch. 34 Anesthesia Procedures (00100-01999) Ch 33 Coding Summary   5      
      Ch 33 Coding Lab 10      
  W 09/26/18   Read Ch 34/Watch Tegrity video        
  R 09/27/18 Discussion 1 Ch 34 Coding Practice 5      
      Discussion 1 (initial post) 5      
      Ch 34 Coding Summary                     Ch 34 Coding Lab 5      
  F 09/28/18   10      
6 M 10/01/18 Ch. 35 Digestive System Procedures (40490-49999) Discussion 1 (reply post)   3 1 T 10/9/18
      Read Ch 35/Watch Tegrity video        
  T 10/02/18 Exam 1  (28-34) Ch 35 Coding Practice 5      
  W 10/03/18   Ch 35 Coding Summary 5      
  R 10/04/18   Ch 35 Coding Lab 10      
  F 10/05/18   Exam 1 100      
7 M 10/08/18 Ch. 36 Endocrine System Procedures (60000-60699) Read Ch 36/Watch Tegrity video   3 1 T 10/16/18
  T 10/09/18   Ch 36 Coding Practice 5      
  W 10/10/18   Ch 36 Coding Summary 5      
  R 10/11/18   Ch 36 Coding Lab 10      
  F 10/12/18            
8 M 10/15/18 Ch. 37 Integumentary Procedures (10030-19499) Read Ch 37/Watch Tegrity video   3 1 T 10/23/18
  T 10/16/18   Coding Practice 5      
  W 10/17/18   Coding Summary 5      
  R 10/18/18   Coding Lab 5      
  F 10/19/18            
9 M 10/22/18 Ch. 38 Musculoskeletal System Procedures (20005-29999) Read Ch 38/Watch Tegrity video Ch 38 Coding Practice 5 3 1 T 10/30/18
      Ch 38 Coding Summary                      5      
  T 10/23/18 Ch. 39 Cardiovascular System Procedures (33010-37799) Ch 38 Coding Lab  5      
  W 10/24/18   Read Ch 39/Watch Tegrity video        
  R 10/25/18   Ch 39 Coding Practice 5      
      Ch 39 Coding Summary                 5      
  F 10/26/18    Ch 39 Coding Lab 5      
10 M 10/29/18 Ch. 40 Hemic & Lymphatic Systems (38199-38999) / Mediastinum & Diaphragm Procedures (39000-39599) Read Ch 40/Watch Tegrity video Ch 40 Coding Practice 5 3 1 T 11/6/18
      Ch 40 Coding Summary                      5      
  T 10/30/18    Ch 40 Coding Lab 5      
  W 10/31/18 Ch. 41 Respiratory System Procedures (30000-32999) Read Ch 41/Watch Tegrity video        
      Ch 41 Coding Practice        5      
  R 11/01/18   Discussion #2 (Initial) 5      
  F 11/02/18   Ch 41 Coding Summary   5      
      Ch 41 Coding Lab 5      
11 M 11/05/18 Ch. 42 Nervous System Procedures (61000-64999) Read Ch 42/Watch Tegrity video Ch 42 Coding Practice 5 3 1 T 11/13/18
      Ch 42 Coding Summary                 5      
  T 11/06/18 Ch. 43 Eye and Ocular Adnexa Procedures (65091-68899)  Ch 42 Coding Lab 5      
  W 11/07/18 Exam 2 (35-41) Read Ch 43/Watch Tegrity video        
  R 11/08/18   Ch 43 Coding Practice 5      
      Ch 43 Coding Summary 5      
      Ch 43 Coding Lab 5      
  F 11/09/18   Exam 2 (35-41) 100      
12 M 11/12/18 Ch. 44 Auditory System (69000-69979) / Operating Microscope Procedures (69990) Read Ch 44/Watch Tegrity video Ch 44 Coding Practice 5 3 1 T 11/20/18
      Ch 44 Coding Summary                5      
  T 11/13/18   Ch 44 Coding Lab   5      
  W 11/14/18 Ch. 45 Urinary (50010-538990), Male Genital System Procedures (54000-55899), Reproductive System (55920), and Intersex Surgery (55970-55980) Procedures Read Ch 45/Watch Tegrity video        
  R 11/15/18   Ch 45 Coding Practice 5      
      Ch 45 Coding Summary                 5      
  F 11/16/18   Ch 45 Coding Lab 5      
13 M 11/19/18 Course Project   100 3 1 T 12/4/18
  T 11/20/18 Course Project          
  W 11/21/18 Holiday --Campus Closed          
  R 11/22/18 Holiday --Campus Closed          
  F 11/23/18 Holiday --Campus Closed          
14 M 11/26/2018 Ch. 46 Female Genital System (56405-58999) / Maternity Care and Delivery Procedures (59000-59899) Read Ch 46/Watch Tegrity video Ch 46 Coding Practice 5 3 1 T 12/4/18
      Ch 46 Coding Summary                  5      
  T 11/27/2018 Ch. 47 Radiology Services (70010-7999) Ch 46 Coding Lab      5      
  W 11/28/2018   Read Ch 47/Watch Tegrity video  Ch 47 Coding Practice 5      
  R 11/29/2018 Discussion #3 Discussion 3 (Initial) 5      
      Ch 47 Coding Summary                     5      
  F 11/30/2018   Ch 47 Coding Lab 5      
15 M 12/03/2018 Ch. 48 Pathology and Laboratory Services (80047-89398) Discussion 3 (Reply)                          Read Ch 48/Watch Tegrity video       F 12/07/18
  T 12/04/2018 Course Project Ch 48 Coding Practice 5      
  W 12/05/2018   Ch 48 Coding Summary 5 3 1  
  R 12/06/2018   Ch 48 Coding Lab 5      
  F 12/07/2018 Exam 3 (42-48) Exam 3 (42-48) 100      
16 M 12/10/2018   Finals 200 3 1  
  T 12/11/2018   Finals        
  W 12/12/2018   Finals        
  R 12/13/2018 GRADUATION          
  F 12/14/2018 Grades Due          
Total Points       1000 48 16  
Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
WECM table
 
CIP Rubric Number Course Title Status Semester Credit Hrs Min Cont Hrs Max Cont Hrs
51.0713 HITT 1342 Ambulatory Coding Active 3 64 96