Distance Education · Health Sciences · Health Information - HITT
- Fall 2020
- Section N01 CRN-10349
- 3 Credits
- 08/24/2020 to 12/10/2020
- Modified 09/07/2020
- 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.
Professor: Jamie Robinson
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: RELLIS RBB#2
- Phone: (979)691-2142
Mondays-Thursday 7:45a-Noon and 1:00p-3:15p
Fridays by appointment only
Virtual appointments by appointment only via Zoom
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: 2nd
- ISBN: 978-013-481-8801
Should have from HITT 1341
CPT 2020 Professional Edition Coding Book
- Publisher: AMA Bookstore
- Edition: 2020--Professional
- ISBN: 978-162-202-8986
ICD-10-CM Coding Book
- Author: Casto
- Publisher: AHIMA
- Edition: 2020
- ISBN: 978-158-426-7324
(Should have from HITT 1341)
HCPCS Level II Coding Book
- Publisher: AHIMA
- Edition: 2020
- ISBN: 978-158-426-7515
Full Computer (not a Chromebook, tablet or smartphone)
Broadband Internet Access
Webcam for test proctoring
AHIMA Vlab access (given by program director)
Access to a printer might be helpful
Computer Software is necessary to be successful in this course: MS Office is free in your Buc email account to download or use in the cloud. Install Office 365 or contact Academic Technology. 979-830-4357.
- 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 30%
Final Exam 20%
Vlab assignments 3%
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.
Information about the changes Blinn has made to the Fall semester: Back with Blinn.
If a student is employed at a facility where they may come in contact with a COVID + case, as long as appropriate PPE is worn and the student is exhibiting no signs/symptoms of COVID, this may be reported as “No Symptoms” in the Campus Clear App. If appropriate PPE is not worn or a breach in PPE occurs during contact, the student must report the contact and follow the next steps in the Campus Clear App.
ALL MAJOR EXAMS FOR THIS CLASS WILL BE CLOSED TEXTBOOK AND PROCTORED VIA HONORLOCK. (Coding books are allowed on exams) 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)
Honorlock is used for proctoring. If you are unable to use Honorlock because of some extenuating circumstance, please contact the instructor asap so an alternate proctoring location can be arranged.
Please see the Proctoring Information module in eCampus for more information.
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 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.
Loss of electricity, failed technology, work schedule, personal circumstances, moving, and sickness are not excused absences. If an extenuating circumstance arises, contact your instructor immediately.
Late Work Policy
Late Work: Assignments, Exams, Project, Quizzes, etc. are due according to the schedule. Late assignments will be deducted as follows 10% for 1-2 days late, 20% for 3-5 days late, 30% for 6-7 days late, after that a grade of zero will be assigned. Assignments are due by 11:30 pm central standard time on Tuesdays.
Orientation Assignments: No late work will be accepted.
Discussions: No late work will be accepted. First post by Friday prior to exam due date, Second (reply) post by exam due date.
Final Exams: No late work will be accepted.
Project: 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 announcements, 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.”
|Blinn College District|
|HITT 1342 -N01, 10349|
|Week||Day||Assignment Details||Possible Points||Due Date||Weekly
|Weekly Lab Hours|
|1||M||08/24/20||Become familiar w/ eCampus (Read/Watch eCampus Orientation and complete Orientation Assignments||Tues. Sept. 1st||3||1|
|T||08/25/20||Chap 25: Introduction to CPT Coding (Read chap/listen to lecture), pg 2-13|
|W||08/26/20||Ch 25 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|Ch 25 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|R||08/27/20||Ch 26: Introduction to HCPCS Coding (A0000-V5999) (Read chap/listen to lecture),|
|F||08/28/20||Ch 26 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|Ch 26 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|2||M||08/31/20||Ch 27 CPT Modifiers (Read chap/listen to lectures)||Tues. Sept. 8th||3||1|
|T||09/01/20||Ch 27 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|Ch 27 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|W||09/02/20||Chap 28 Evaluation and Management Services (99201-99499) (Read chap/listen to lecture)|
|R||09/03/20||Ch 28 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|F||09/04/20||Ch 28 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|3||M||09/07/20||HOLIDAY||Tues. Sept. 15th||3||1|
|T||09/08/20||Ch 29 Medicine Procedures (90281-99199, 99500-99607) (Read chap/listen to lecture),|
|Ch 29 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|Ch 29 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|W||09/09/20||Exam 1: Ch 25-29 (Proctored, Not Timed)||65|
|Discussion 1 Initial post||5|
|R||09/10/20||Ch 30 Overview of Surgery Coding (10004-10021) (Read chap/listen to lecture),|
|F||09/11/20||Ch 30 Coding Practice/Coding Summary||10|
|Ch 30 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|4||M||09/14/20||Ch 31 Anesthesia Procedues (00100-01999) (Read chap/listen to lecture)||Tues. Sept. 22nd||3||1|
|Ch 31 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|T||09/15/20||Ch 31 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|W||09/16/20||Ch 32 Digestive Systems Procedures ( 40490-49999) (Read chap/listen to lecture),|
|Ch 32 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|R||09/17/20||Ch 32 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|F||09/18/20||Ch 33 Endocrine Sysytem Procedures (40490-49999) (Read chap/listen to lecture)|
|Ch 33 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|5||M||09/21/20||Ch 33 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|Ch 34 Integumentary System Procedures (10030-19499) (read chap/listen to lecture)||Tues. Sept. 29th||3||1|
|T||09/22/20||Ch 34 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|Ch 34 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|W||09/23/20||Exam 2: Ch 30-34 (Proctored, Not Timed)||65|
|Exam 2 Discussion post||5|
|R||09/24/20||Ch 35 "Musculoskeletal System Procedures (20100-29999)" Read Ch 35/Watch Lecture|
|Ch 35 Coding Practice/Coding Summary||10|
|F||09/25/20||Ch 35 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|6||M||09/28/20||Ch 36 "Cardiovascular System Procedures (33010-37799)" Read Ch 36/Watch Lecture||Tues. Oct. 6th||3||1|
|T||09/29/20||Ch 36 Coding Practice/Coding Summary||10|
|W||09/30/20||Ch 36 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|R||10/01/20||Ch 37 "Hemic and Lymphatic Systems (38100-38999)/Mediastinum and Diaphragm Procedures Diaphragm Procedures (39000-39599) Read Ch 37/Watch Lecture|
|Ch 37 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|F||10/02/20||Ch 37 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|Ch 38 "Respiratory System Procedures (30000-32999) Read Ch 38/Watch Lecture|
|7||M||10/05/20||Ch 38 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10||Tues. Oct. 13th||3||1|
|T||10/06/20||Ch 38 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|W||10/07/20||Ch 39 Nervous System Procedures (61000-64999) (Read chap/listen to lecture)|
|R||10/08/20||Ch 39 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|F||10/09/20||Ch 39 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|8||M||10/12/20||Exam 3: Chap 35-39 (Proctored, Not Timed)||65||Tues. Oct. 20th||3||1|
|Exam 3 Discussion (Proctored, Not Timed)||5|
|T||10/13/20||Ch 40 Eye and Ocular Adnexa Procedures (65091-68899)(Read chap/listen to lecture),|
|W||10/14/20||Read Chap/listen to lecture|
|R||10/15/20||Ch 40 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|F||10/16/20||Ch 40 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|9||M||10/19/20||Ch 41 Auditory System (69000-69979) and Operating Miscroscope Procedures (69990) (Read chap/listen to lecture)||Tues. Oct. 27th||3||1|
|T||10/20/20||Read Chap/listen to lecture|
|W||10/21/20||Ch 41 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|R||10/22/20||Ch 41 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|10||M||10/26/20||Ch 42 Urinary (50010-53899), Male Genital System Procedures (54000-55899) Procedures||Tues. Nov. 3rd||3||1|
|T||10/27/20||Read Chap/listen to lecture|
|W||10/28/20||Ch 42 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|R||10/29/20||Ch 42 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|11||M||11/02/20||Ch 43 Female Genital System (56405-58999)/Maternity Care and Delivery Procedures (59000-59899) (Read chap/listen to lecture)||Tues. Nov. 10th||3||1|
|T||11/03/20||Read Chap/listen to lecture|
|R||11/05/20||Ch 43 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|F||11/06/20||Ch 43 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|12||M||11/09/20||Ch 44 Radiology Services (70010-79999)||Tues. Nov. 17th||3||1|
|T||11/10/20||Read Chap/listen to lecture|
|W||11/11/20||Ch 44 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|F||11/13/20||Ch 44 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|13||M||11/16/20||Ch 45 Pathology and Laboratory Services (80047-89398, 001U and higher)||Tues. Nov. 24th||3||1|
|T||11/17/20||Read Chap/listen to lecture|
|R||11/19/20||Ch 45 Coding Pratice/Coding Summary||10|
|F||11/20/20||Ch 45 Keep on Coding/Coding Challenge||10|
|14||M||11/23/20||Exam 4: Chap 40-45 (Proctored, Not Timed)||65||Tues. Dec. 1st||3||1|
|15||M||11/30/20||Last Day to Drop with a Q - 11/30/20||Tues. Dec. 8th||3||1|
|16||M||12/07/20||FINALS - open at 7:00 am, covers all chapters Part 1: 30 questions, not timed, Proctored Part 2: 70 questions, not timed, Proctored||Wed. Dec. 9th by 11:30 pm||3||1|
|W||12/09/20||FINALS-due by 11:30 pm||200|
|Total Contact Hours||64|
|**Discussion Questions: 1st post must be submitted by the Friday before the due date.|
|Reply (2nd post) must be submitted by the exam due date. Discussion due dates are not extended|
|You can always submit assignments ahead of time. See late work policy|
|Assignments are due on Tuesdays by 11:30 pm Central Standard Time|
|Finals will be the exception, based on Blinn's final exam schedule|