POFM 1300
Medical Coding Basics

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course description: Presentation and application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions utilizing various coding systems.
    2. Any required prerequisites: None.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Abstract information from health records for appropriate code validation; code procedures and diagnoses. Measured by quality of coding methods with use of software.
    2. Apply decision-making skills to ensure proper sequencing. Measured by quality of coding methods with use of software.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Proctored final exam.
    2. Video project.
    3. Required chat sessions.
    4. No makeup on missed exams.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials:
    1. ICD-10-CM:COMPLETE OFFICIAL DRAFT CODE, ISBN: 9781622020751
    2. HCPCS LEVEL II PROFESSIONAL 2015, ISBN:  9781601519214
    3. Green, Delmar/Cengage. 3-2-1 Code It. 5th Ed., ISBN: 9781285867212
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates
    1. Course Catalog
  6.     Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

Week 1

Moodle/Syllabus
Chapter 1

Week 2

Chapter 1 -

Week 3

Chapter 2

Week 4

Chapter 2

Week 5

Chapter 3 -

Week 6

Chapter 3 -

Week 7

Chapter 4 -

Week 8

Chapter 4 -

Week 9

Chapter 5 –  

Week 10

Chapter 5 -

Week 11

Chapter 6 -

Week 12

Chapter 6

Week 13

Chapter 7-

Week 14

Chapter 7-

Week 15

Final review

Week 16

FINAL EXAM

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

Grading Policy:

PROCTERED

Weekly Assignments

40%

Required chat sessions with students

Video Project

20% by instructor

Exams

20%

 

Final Exam

20%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Modified: August 24, 2016