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HIM 175I Coding and Reimbursement Practicum
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 4 Practica - 180 hours
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
Cross-Listed: None

Description: Practical experience of 180 hours, under supervision of an instructor, applying medical coding principles and procedures to health records. In addition, students will apply reimbursement concepts to reinforce the revenue cycle process. Prerequisite: Completion of all certificate required courses and program director's written consent.

Prerequisites: Completion of all certificate required courses and program director's written consent.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Analyze health records to ensure that documentation supports the patient's diagnosis and procedures and reflects progress, clinical findings, and discharge status.
2. (Application Level) Utilize both manual and electronic applications to support clinical classification and coding systems.
3. (Application Level) Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current guidelines. (CSLO #3. Personal and Professional Skills)
4. (Evaluation Level) Compare discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation. (CSLO #4. Reasoning Skills)
5. (Application Level) Apply policies and procedures for the use of data required in healthcare reimbursement.
6. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the revenue cycle management processes.
7. (Application Level) Recognize and apply regulations for confidentiality, privacy, and security to protected health information.
8. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and comply with legal and ethical standards of practice. (CSLO #2. Integrative Knowledge)
9. (Synthesis Level) Prepare a cover letter, resume, and follow-up letter to search for employment (CSLO #1. Cultural and Civic Engagement)

Internal/External Standards Accreditation
The program meets the competency standards set by the American Management Association competencies for the CCA exam http://www.ahima.org/certification/CCA