This unit describes the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the clinical coding field by applying knowledge of the health system to inform coding practices.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - analytical skills to identify the impact of stakeholder roles and responsibilities, funding models and patient journeys on the work of clinical coding.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the purposes of Activity Based Funding (ABF) and the current Commonwealth and State forms of ABF to enable analysis of the relationship between clinical coding work and hospital funding, and; - the different pathways for management of patients through non-admitted, emergency, admitted, sub-acute and post discharge services across the various clinical disciplines to enable analysis of their impact on clinical coding work.

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