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Online Collaboration to Facilitate Instruction of Diagnostic Medical Coding (ICD-10-CM): The effects of collaboration on asynchronous learners in MEDA 271

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Title:Online Collaboration to Facilitate Instruction of Diagnostic Medical Coding (ICD-10-CM): The effects of collaboration on asynchronous learners in MEDA 271
Online Collaboration to Facilitate Instruction of ICD-10-CM
Authors:Dorado, Mae
Contributors:Dorado, Mae (instructor)
Keywords:International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems. Clinical modification
Constructivism (Education)
Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction
Academic-industrial collaboration
Medical Coding
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Date Issued:09 May 2019
Abstract:Abstract: The Medical Assistant should be competent in assigning diagnostic codes (ICD-10-CM) from medical documentation to keep up with changing regulation, ensure appropriate reimbursement, and contribute to improved revenue flow for the health care practice. Students in Kapi’olani Community College’s Medical Assistant Program (MEDA) can achieve competence and work toward an Associate’s Degree in Science by completing MEDA 271: Coding for Physician’s Office. In this action research, using Constructivism and Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction, I learned through repetitive emphasis of diagnostic coding concepts, with engagement and collaboration of experiences, that students learn effective coding strategies through practice and feedback regardless of learners attending synchronously or asynchronously. Delivering the course via Zoom, giving students attendance options, and using Google Docs to engage students with collaborative coding practice, encourages confidence and successful coding skill to attempt the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Professional Medical Coding Certification (PMCC) Exam. Eventually the goal is to increase the number of students in the course which contribute to increasing the number students in the Associate's Degree Track by: 1) targeting students from the Certificate of Achievement Track, 2) recruiting MEDA graduates, who are employed, and 3) recruiting experienced healthcare professionals to take the course thus overall addressing the State’s shortage of Certified Medical Assistants and Certified Professional Coders.
Description:A Master's Project of an action research on Diagnostic Medical Coding Instruction.
Pages/Duration:18
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/61922
Rights:CC0 1.0 Universal
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Appears in Collections: LTEC 690, Spring 2019


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