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MAP 547 - Professional Practice Exp

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 8
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This is a supervised professional practice experience focusing on coding of complex medical records utilizing applicable coding systems.  Students will be required to meet objectives, submit a written report of the experience, and participate in a performance evaluation.
Prerequisite: Completion of the first two semesters of MAP and HIT courses with a GPA of 2.0 and a 2.0 in all MAP and HIT courses, or instructor approval.
Corequisite: MAP 150  , MAP 220  , MAP 532   
Competencies
  1. Organize for practice experience.
    1. Formulate Medical Billing and Coding practice experience goals.
    2. Define practice experience responsibilities
    3. Use professionalism and communication skills
  2. Assess professional practice experience completed
    1. Demonstrate applicable skills in assigned tasks
    2. Report on progress of practice experience at halfway point and plan goals for completion
    3. Identify opportunities for skills acquisition
    4. Explain job performance evaluation
  3. Organize job search skills
    1. Compose a resume for a position in Medical Billing and Coding
    2. Demonstrate positive interview skills
  4. Demonstrate professionalism
    1. Apply AHIMA’s Code of Ethics
    2. Maintain HIPAA compliance
    3. Provide final report on practice experience
  5. Assess the value of becoming a certified medical coder
    1. Discuss the significance of certification
    2. Prepare for credentialing exam
  6. Demonstrate effective study skills and test taking strategies
    1. Construct study goals for certification
    2. Use technology to assist with study skills
    3. Identify test-taking strategies for certification exam

Competencies Revised Date: 2019



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