Distance Education · Health Sciences · Health Information - HITT
- Spring 2019
- Section N01 CRN-20650
- 3 Credits
- 01/14/2019 to 05/09/2019
- Modified 01/11/2019
- Sunday, Monday, 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.
Brenda Walker, MS, RHIA, CCS
8441 Riverside Pkwy, Clinical Building 1, #2538
Bryan, TX 77801
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday: By appointment
Virtual: By appointment
Fundamentals of ambulatory coding rules, conventions, and guidelines.
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.
1. Apply nomenclatures and classification systems.
2. Assign codes.
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
(Should have from 1342)
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
Should be able to find a cheap copy online, especially if it's last year's edition.
AHIMA Vlab access (given by program director)
- 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
900-1000 = A
800-899 = B
700-799 = C
600-699 = D
below 599 = F
Course must include a comprehensive final worth 20% of course grade, student participation grade of 10%, and minimum of 4 major grades.
Major Exams 38.5%
Final Exam 20%
Homework 30% (Coding Practice, Coding Summary, Coding Lab)
Blinn College Policies
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.
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)
To be determined. Our department is participating in a pilot program select a proctoring vendor for Blinn's use. At this time the college is looking at two proctoring systems. Both are free to the student and allow you take exams from your home computer. I will give you further details as they become available to me.
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.
To receive attendance credit the student must submit at least two assignments per chapter on time. 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:
- 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);
- Representing the College District at an official institutional function;
- Dual credit students representing the high school or independent school district at an official institutional function; and
- Military service.
Sickness, death of family member or friend , work, failed technology, loss of electricity, etc. are not excused absences.
Late Work Policy
Late Work: Assignments, Exams, Project, Quizzes, etc. are due according to the schedule. Late assignments will be deducted 10% from 11:31 p.m. on Tuesday through 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday; 20% from 11:31 p.m. on Wednesday to 11:30 p.m. on Thursday; 30% from 11:31 p.m. on Thursday to 11:30 p.m. on Friday. After that a grade of zero will be assigned. Assignments are due by 11:30 pm central standard time on Tuesdays.
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 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
- Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current guidelines.
- Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding.
- Apply diagnostic/procedural groupings
- 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.”
|Week||Day||Sections Covered||Assignments||Points||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Due Date|
|1||M 01/14/19||Orientation Activities||3||1||1/22/2019|
|T 01/15/19||Ch. 28 Introduction to CPT Coding||Read Ch 28/Watch Tegrity Video|
|W 01/16/19||Coding Practice||5|
|R 01/17/19||Coding Summary||5|
|F 01/18/19||Coding Lab||5|
|2||M 01/21/19||Holiday--Campus Closed|
|T 01/22/19||Ch. 29 Introduction to HCPCS Coding (A0000-V5999)||Read Ch 29/Watch Tegrity Video Ch 29 Coding Practice||5||3||1||1/29/2019|
|W 09/23/19||Ch. 30 CPT Modifiers||Ch 29 Coding Summary||5|
|Ch 29 Coding Lab||5|
|R 01/24/19||Read Ch 30/Watch Tegrity Video Ch 30 Coding Practice||5|
|F 01/25/19||Ch 30 Coding Summary||5|
|Ch 30 Coding Lab||5|
|3||M 01/28/19||Ch 31 Evaluation and Management Services (99201-99499)||Read Ch 31 /Watch Tegrity video||3||1||2/5/2019|
|T 01/29/19||Ch 31 Coding Practice||5|
|W 01/30/19||Ch 31 Coding Summary||5|
|R 01/31/19||Ch 31 Coding Lab||5|
|F 02/01/19||Ch 31 Coding Lab (continued)|
|4||M 02/04/19||Ch. 32 Medicine Procedures (90281-99199, 99500-99607)||Read Ch 32/Watch Tegrity video||3||1||2/12/2019|
|T 02/05/19||Ch 32 Coding Practice||5|
|W 02/06/19||Ch 32 Coding Summary||5|
|R 02/07/19||Ch 32 Coding Lab||5|
|F 02/08/19||Ch 32 Coding Lab (continued)|
|5||M 02/11/19||Ch. 33 Overview of Surgery Coding (10021-10022)||Read Ch 33/Watch Tegrity video Ch 33 Coding Practice||5||3||1||2/19/2019|
|T 02/12/19||Ch. 34 Anesthesia Procedures (00100-01999)||Ch 33 Coding Summary||5|
|Ch 33 Coding Lab||5|
|W 02/13/19||Read Ch 34/Watch Tegrity video|
|R 02/14/19||Discussion 1||Ch 34 Coding Practice||5|
|Discussion 1 (initial post)||10|
|Ch 34 Coding Summary Ch 34 Coding Lab||5|
|6||M 02/18/19||Ch. 35 Digestive System Procedures (40490-49999)||Discussion 1 (reply post)||3||1||2/26/2019|
|Read Ch 35/Watch Tegrity video|
|T 02/19/19||Exam 1 (28-34)||Ch 35 Coding Practice||5|
|W 02/20/19||Ch 35 Coding Summary||5|
|R 02/21/19||Ch 35 Coding Lab||5|
|F 02/22/19||Exam 1||100|
|7||M 02/25/19||Ch. 36 Endocrine System Procedures (60000-60699)||Read Ch 36/Watch Tegrity video||3||1||3/5/2019|
|T 02/26/19||Ch 36 Coding Practice||5|
|W 02/27/19||Ch 36 Coding Summary||5|
|R 02/28/19||Ch 36 Coding Lab||5|
|F 03/01/19||Ch 36 Coding Lab (continued)|
|8||M 03/04/19||Ch. 37 Integumentary Procedures (10030-19499)||Read Ch 37/Watch Tegrity video||3||1||3/19/2019|
|T 03/05/19||Ch 37 Coding Practice||5|
|W 03/06/19||Ch 37 Coding Summary||5|
|R 03/07/19||Ch 37 Coding Lab||5|
|F 03/08/19||Ch 37 Coding Lab (continued)|
|M 03/11/19||College Closed||Spring Break|
|T 03/12/19||College Closed||Spring Break|
|W 3/13/19||College Closed||Spring Break|
|R 03/14/19||College Closed||Spring Break|
|F 03/15/19||College Closed||Spring Break|
|9||M 03/18/19||Ch. 38 Musculoskeletal System Procedures (20005-29999)||Read Ch 38/Watch Tegrity video Ch 38 Coding Practice||5||3||1||3/26/2019|
|Ch 38 Coding Summary||5|
|T 03/19/19||Ch. 39 Cardiovascular System Procedures (33010-37799)||Ch 38 Coding Lab||5|
|W 03/20/19||Read Ch 39/Watch Tegrity video|
|R 03/21/19||Ch 39 Coding Practice||5|
|Ch 39 Coding Summary||5|
|F 03/22/19||Ch 39 Coding Lab||5|
|10||M 03/25/19||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||4/2/2019|
|Ch 40 Coding Summary||5|
|T 03/26/19||Ch 40 Coding Lab||5|
|W 03/27/19||Ch. 41 Respiratory System Procedures (30000-32999)||Read Ch 41/Watch Tegrity video|
|Ch 41 Coding Practice||5|
|R 03/28/19||Discussion #2||Discussion #2 (Initial)||10|
|F 03/29/19||Ch 41 Coding Summary||5|
|Ch 41 Coding Lab||5|
|11||M 04/01/19||Ch. 42 Nervous System Procedures (61000-64999)||Read Ch 42/Watch Tegrity video Ch 42 Coding Practice||5||3||1||4/9/2019|
|Ch 42 Coding Summary||5|
|T 04/02/19||Ch. 43 Eye and Ocular Adnexa Procedures (65091-68899)||Ch 42 Coding Lab||5|
|W 04/03/19||Exam 2 (35-41)||Read Ch 43/Watch Tegrity video|
|R 04/04/19||Ch 43 Coding Practice||5|
|Ch 43 Coding Summary||5|
|Ch 43 Coding Lab||5|
|F 04/05/19||Exam 2 (35-41)||100|
|12||M 04/08/19||Ch. 44 Auditory System (69000-69979) / Operating Microscope Procedures (69990)||Read Ch 44/Watch Tegrity video Ch 44 Coding Practice||5||3||1||4/16/2019|
|Ch 44 Coding Summary||5|
|T 04/09/19||Ch 44 Coding Lab||10|
|W 04/10/19||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 04/11/19||Ch 45 Coding Practice||5|
|Ch 45 Coding Summary||5|
|F 04/12/19||Ch 45 Coding Lab||10|
|13||M 4/15/19||Course Project||100||3||1||4/23/2019|
|T 04/16/19||Course Project|
|W 04/17/19||Vlab Assignment||30|
|R 04/18/19||Vlab Assignment|
|F 04/19/19||College Closed|
|14||M 04/22/19||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||4/30/2019|
|Ch 46 Coding Summary||5|
|T 04/23/19||Ch. 47 Radiology Services (70010-7999)||Ch 46 Coding Lab||10|
|W 04/24/19||Read Ch 47/Watch Tegrity video Ch 47 Coding Practice||5|
|R 04/25/19||Discussion #3||Discussion 3 (Initial)||10|
|Ch 47 Coding Summary||5|
|F 04/26/19||Ch 47 Coding Lab||10|
|15||M 04/29/19||Ch. 48 Pathology and Laboratory Services (80047-89398)||Discussion 3 (Reply) Read Ch 48/Watch Tegrity video||5/3/2019|
|T 04/30/19||Ch 48 Coding Practice||5|
|W 05/01/19||Ch 48 Coding Summary||5||3||1|
|R 05/02/19||Ch 48 Coding Lab||10|
|F 05/03/19||Exam 3 (42-48)||Exam 3 (42-48)||100|
|W 05/08/19||Finals (Due at 12:00 noon)||5/8/2019|