HCR 210 Course Material HCR 210 Entire Course HCR 210 Week 9 Final Project Happy Health Medical Clinic Include the following information in your presentation: o The importance of getting new information into a patient’s record as timely as possible o Not duplicating medical records for the same person • HCR 210 Week 1 CheckPoint Patient Self-Determination Act • HCR 210 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2 • HCR 210 Week 2 CheckPoint Records Administrators and Technicians • HCR 210 Week 2 Assignment U.S. Health Care Settings • HCR 210 Week 3 CheckPoint Record Formats • HCR 210 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2 • HCR 210 Week 4 CheckPoint Patient Reports (Appendix C) • HCR 210 Week 4 Exercise Career Self-Reflection
HCR 210 Course Material HCR 210 Week 1 CheckPoint Patient Self-Determination Act HCR 210 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2 You may use Web sites of your own choosing or consider any of the links below: The Joint Commission Web site at http://www.jointcommission.org/ (search: medical records standards) The American Specialty Health Web site at: http://www.ashcompanies.com/Providers/CQM/MedicalRecords.aspx Medical Records Documentation Standards Web site at: http://www.mplan.com/pdf/medical_record.pdf • CheckPoint: Patient Self-Determination Act • Resource: P. 10 of Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices • Discuss, in 250 to 300 words, the effect of the Patient Self-Determination Act on health care delivery. Consider how you think records management procedures have had to respond to this piece of legislation.
HCR 210 Course Material HCR 210 Week 2 Assignment U.S. Health Care Settings HCR 210 Week 2 CheckPoint Records Administrators and Technicians Review the information at the Web sites above. Explain in 250 to 300 words how the general duties for handling patient records differ between a records administrator (RHIA) and a records technician (RHIT). Discuss three specific examples of competency differences between the RHIA and RHIT exams. • Create a PowerPoint® presentation of at least 9 slides outlining the major functions that distinguish the following U.S. health care settings, with an appropriate introduction and conclusion: • Hospital categories • Ambulatory care settings • Behavioral health care facilities • Types of long-term care • Managed-care models • Home-care service
HCR 210 Course Material HCR 210 Week 3 CheckPoint Record Formats HCR 210 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2 What do you think is the reasoning for not filing incident reports in medical records? Provide examples of three incidents and explain why they could be problematic in patients’ files. Respondto classmates by elaborating the consequences that could occur if the incident examples they discuss were kept in patients’ records. • Resource: Ch. 4 of Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices • Summarize, in 250 to 300 words, the differences among source oriented records, problem oriented records, and integrated records. • Include how you think the advantages and disadvantages of each record format affect everyday work—remember to think about retrieving records as well as filing them.
HCR 210 Course Material HCR 210 Week 4 Assignment Interview Data (Appendix B) HCR 210 Week 4 CheckPoint Patient Reports (Appendix C) CheckPoint: Patient Reports Resource: Appendix C & Ch. 5 of Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices Complete Appendix C. Post your completed Appendix C as an attachment. • Open the most recent post in your assigned thread by checking the day and time. This is extremely important because: • If your classmates have already entered their interview data and you select the instructor’s original post, then you will not see what your threadmates have posted.
HCR 210 Course Material HCR 210 Week 4 Exercise Career Self-Reflection HCR 210 Week 5 CheckPoint Alphabetic Filing Use the nothing comes before something guideline as you put the following names in alphabetical order, showing the order of filing units (last name, first name, suffix.). o Norman Bailey-Jones o Norman Bailey Jones o Robert D’Angelo o Robert D. Angelo o Robert DeAngelo o Judith delaCroix • Exercise: Career Self-Reflection I • Complete Appendix D. • Post your completed Appendix D as an attachment.
HCR 210 Course Material HCR 210 Week 5 CheckPoint Numeric Filing (Appendix E). HCR 210 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2 Review the information for interview questions 2 & 3 from your assigned thread and from at least one other thread of your classmates, to answer the following: o Do most medical facilities seem to have transferred to electronic records, do they still maintain paper files, or do they use some combination of both? o Do small, medium, or large facilities seem most prone to use numeric versus alphabetic systems? • CheckPoint: Numeric Filing • Resource: Ch. 6 of Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices • Complete Appendix E. • Post your completed Appendix E as an attachment.
HCR 210 Course Material HCR 210 Week 6 Assignment Record Controls. HCR 210 Week 6 CheckPoint Record Organization What conclusions can you draw about similarities and differences in the organization of patient files and the handling of loose reports within small, medium, and large facilities? If applicable, you may want to review the information about record formats from the Week Three CheckPoint. • Review the information for interview questions 6–12 from your assigned thread and from at least one other thread of your classmates, to answer the following in a 750- to 1,050- word paper: • What conclusions can you draw about similarities and differences in circulation, tracking and security measures for records handling and storage within small, medium, and large facilities? Discuss reasons for these differences.
HCR 210 Course Material HCR 210 Week 7 CheckPoint Internet Databases HCR 210 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2 Do you think the benefits of master patient indexes outweigh the disadvantages, or have medical records gone too far in documenting and sharing private information? Explain your reasons. Respondto classmates by suggesting the kind of policy for master patient indexes you feel would be appropriate for your concerns. • Read the articles in the Electronic Reserve Readings. • Discuss in 250 to 300 words the benefits and the concerns of having medical information electronically stored in an Internet database which does not limit the use of patient records to a doctor’s office. • Include your position for or against such a network.
HCR 210 Course Material HCR 210 Week 8 Assignment Releasing Protected Health Information. HCR 210 Week 8 CheckPoint Legal Terms Resource: Key Terms on pp. 253 & 254 of Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices Complete the Legal Terms CheckPoint. Select 15 terms from the list of Key Terms on pp. 253 & 254 of your textbook. In your own words, write a brief definition for each of the terms you selected. • Summarize when covered entities may release protected health information only with a patient’s consent and when they may release it without consent, for each category: • Government agencies • Legal agencies or representatives • Research groups
HCR 210 Course Material HCR 210 Week 8 Exercise Career Self-Reflection II HCR 210 Week 9 capstone DQ Do larger companies handle more records than smaller companies? How are the challenges different in large, medium, and small companies? Do the challenges vary according to the size of the company or the volume of records it handles? • Exercise: Career Self-Reflection II • Complete Appendix F. • Post your completed Appendix F as an attachment.