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					                      FALL 2007 JCC VO-TECH
                     FRIDAY 9 AM TO 12:05 PM

Instructor:     Cinda L Walton, BS, RHIA                    E-mail: clwnebccw@dmci.net

Best way to contact me- Phone: 517-523-2313
Office hours: After class and by appointment.

Credits: 3    Contact Hours: 3    Length of Course: 16 Weeks

Course Description: Insurance, Reports, Laws and Ethics is a course designed to
introduce students to the legal aspects of medical practice, bioethical issues, and
government and private health programs. Subjects selected are of importance to
physicians and allied health professionals working in both hospital and office settings.
Emphasis is placed on concerns related to the field of Medical Assisting but applicable to
others. This is a required course in the Medical Assistant, Receptionist / Transcriptionist and
Receptionist / Biller Programs.

Grades: All tests Quizzes and assignments will be assigned a % and counted equally.

1. Four/five unit quizzes/ tests          400-500    100 pts each
2. Final Exam (Comprehensive)             200        100 pts (counts as two tests)
3. Medical ethics position paper         100 pts     50 pts paper , 50 pts presentation
4. 10 points per class day participation 150 points 10 points for complete class
                                   Total 850-950 points
Grading Scale
100-94%       4.0
94-89         3.5
89-84         3.0
84-79         2.5
79-75         2.0 minimum requirement for most programs
74-69         1.5
68-65         1.0
64-60         0.5
below 60      0.0 Y=audit          W= Withdrawal     I=incomplete

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Objectives: Objectives are listed at the beginning of each Chapter of both Textbooks
and are to be used by the student to assist with their study of the chapters.

MOA 112 will be assessing for:
ADO 8: Make responsible decisions in personal and professional contexts (Proficient)
ADO 10: Understand and respect the diversity and interdependence of the world’s peoples and
           cultures (Proficient).
This means that we will be collecting assessment statistics on this course as a whole,
not individuals, for this purpose.

Attendance policy: Since this course involves much discussion of current material, it is
difficult for the student to be successful unless class is attended regularly. You will be
expected to attend the complete class each week. Each student is allowed one make up
test with no penalty. A 5% deduction from the grade will be taken from each subsequent
make-up exam that is approved by the instructor. ASAP contact your instructor before or
following any missed test. The instructor reserves the right to decide when this policy is
being abused and refuse to allow a make up.

New Requirement TWO Textbooks:
1. Lewis, Marcia A., Tamparo, Carol D. Medical Law, Ethics and Bioethics for the Health
Professions 6th Edition . F.A. Davis. 2007
2. Young, Alexandra Patricia Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant – An Applied
Learning Approach 6th Edition. Saunders/Elsevier 2007
  This textbook will also be used in your MOA 240 and MOA 204 classes and to
                            study for the CMA exam.

Suggested: If you are not at the Main Campus often then arrange for access to the Adrian
College Library or some other higher learning library.

Websites of interest in this course:
http://aama-ntl.org        American Association of Medical Assistants ( AAMA)
http://www.ama-assn.org American Medical Association ( AMA)
http://ahima.org           American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
http://www.billers.com     Medical Billers Association (AMBA)
http://www.aamt.org        American Association of Medical Transcriptionist (AAMT)
www.michigan.gov           State of Michigan complied laws (MCL)
www.michigan.gov/fia       Family Independence Agency – State of Michigan
www.ssa.gov                Social Security Administration
www.bcbsm.com              Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
www.hpmich.com             Health Plan of Michigan
www.php.com                Physicians Health Plan
www.medicare.gov           Medicare
cms.hhs.gov/Medicaid       Health and Human Services – Medicaid
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2416.html AMA - Ethics
http://www.lectlaw.com/tmed.html Law and Medicine – Medical Malpractice Topics
http://www.msms.org/exlinks/elmgm.html MSMS – Medical Group Managers
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/hipaa (HIPAA) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
http://www.workerscompensation.com Worker’s Compensation Services
http://www.myphr.com My Personal Health Record

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Electronic devices…
Please be considerate and turn off your cell phones. If your phone goes off accidentally
during class, please just turn off the signal and do not start a conversation. The use of cell
phones, hand held computers or other aids are not permitted during testing and must be
completely turned off.

Center for Student Success "Tutors (plus additional services for academic success) can be
accessed by calling 517-796-8415 or by stopping by the Center for Student Success on Main
Campus Bert Walker Hall room 123 or here at JCC@VO-TEC by asking at the office for days and
times this service is available.

 "Students requiring special assistance (including those affected by the Americans with Disabilities
Act) should contact the Center for Student Success. This is the first step in acquiring the appropriate
accommodations to facilitate your learning."

Academic Honesty:
Academic honesty is an unfortunate ethical issue that many students and instructors face
each semester. Because of various pressures to succeed, learners are often tempted to use
dishonesty, plagiarism, and cheating to reach their goals. This is considered unethical.
Cheating includes: copying from or giving answers in any way to another student; conspiring
with another student to obtain quiz or exam questions and answers prior to the test;
unsanctioned use of reference materials or electronic devices during a quiz or exam to
procure answers. Students suspected of cheating will be notified as discretely as possible as
soon as the reported or observed behavior has occurred. A grade of 0 % will be recorded for
the quiz or exam on which the cheating has occurred and repeat offences may lead to a
faculty initiated drop. Learners have due process rights outlined in the JCC Student

How to Study for this class:

1. Read the objectives given at the beginning of each Chapter from both textbooks
2. Study the vocabulary words of importance in each Chapter.
3. Make a list of all abbreviations given in the textbooks and during class lectures to
use in your memorization and testing process.
4. Then, you may select to read the assigned chapters before coming to class make notes,
outlines or highlight key point. Others may select to read the chapter after the class in which
the chapter is presented.
5. Compare what you read to notes taken from the instructor’s presentation or group
discussions in class. Also add to your notes information particular to the State of Michigan
as presented by the instructor.
6. Think about specific instances of how this subject relates to you, your family, friends,
community, country, life-style, economics …. Etc. “Make it personal for yourself”
7. Draw diagrams, study pictures, visit a library, visit websites to assist you in visualizing
systems and understand information.
8. Observe articles & issues in the newspaper, magazines, on TV programs, the radio or at
the movies and especially persons around you.
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9. Work with a study partner or group.
10. Use the objectives for each chapter to make questions for yourself and then answer
them as if you were taking a test.
11. Read the book into a tape-recorder and then listen to it.
12. Record the lectures and listen and take notes later.
13. Make it fun for yourself and plan rewards.
14. Manage your time wisely! Plan to be in class each week and stay in class for the entire
experience. Use the syllabus and plan a schedule for studying, work, family time,
exercise .etc..
15. Clean your house, closets, drawers, desk, kitchen and prepare a nice orderly spot to
work so you are not trying to have an orderly mind in a chaotic environment.
16. Take care of your physical needs (Maslow), be healthy, well nourished and rested.
17. Take care of emotional needs (feelings, stresses)
18. Have social time planned as a reward. (maybe school is your social time)
19. Then because your basic needs are meet you can aspire to higher learning
and ascetic needs and then self-actualization!!

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Medical ethics position paper-
      This project may be done in partnership with another person taking an opposing view
backed with evidence to support both opinions. Each person must do an oral presentation
and their own written report.

A. Oral presentation - 50% of project grade
     1. approximately 5 min.
     2. based on written report on an ethical issue in medicine
B. Written report - 50% of project grade
     1. approximately 4 typed pages double spaced
     2. not all references can be internet sites and all must be valid sources

Written Paper must include- Total 50 points
      1. Title / typed/ spell checked/ computer printed - 5 points
      2. Body of information and opinions – 35 points
               Factual description / definition of ethical conflict
               Statement of position on this issue
               Convincing argument/evidence to back position
       3. List of References – 10 points
               Minimum 4 references (professional books, papers, magazine articles,
               website information) that are scientific reliable sources. Must have at least
               two references that are NOT a website.

Oral presentation - Total 50 points –
       1. Verbally presented to whole class.
       2. May use AV, poster, PowerPoint, read from written report, debate with another.

Use a numbered bibliography to document your sources of information or opinions sited to
back your opinion. Listed in the following style:
1. Authors last name, first name. Title of the Book . Publisher's name. Date (year)
2. Author's last name, first name. "Article title (in quotes)". Title of the Magazine.
        Date, Volume, page numbers
3. Author. "Title of the article" Name of Newspaper. Date.
4. Author (if there is one) "Title of the Pamphlet" Name of Organization or Agency
   Producing the Pamphlet. Date if there is one.
5. URL – websites – Author/ Source of information. “Title Page of the Website” date
   last updated
6. Interviews: Name or alias. Description of person. Qualifications. Date of interview.

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               Assignment Outline MOA 112 -71
               MLEB = Medical Law, Ethics & Bioethics textbook
           KAMA = Kinn’s the Administrative Medical Assistant textbook

WEEK ONE August 24, 2007       MLEB - Introduction to MOA 112
                               Chapter I, Chapter 3 and Appendix I
                               Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics
                              Employees in Ambulatory Health Care
                                       Codes of Ethics

                                 KAMA – Chapter 6 pages 81-98

WEEK TWO August 31, 2007 (Test I MLEB Chapters 1, 3 and Appendix 1
                                 & KAMA Chapter 6 pages 81-98)

                                MLEB - Chapter 2
                                   Medical Practice Management

                                KAMA – Chapter 2 pages 22-33

WEEK THREE Sept. 7, 2007        MLEB – Chapter 4
                             Legal Guidelines for Health Professionals

                                KAMA – Chapter 7 pages 99-109 thru Arbitration


WEEK FOUR    Sept. 21       MLEB - Chapter 5 & 6
                             Regulations and Professional Liability ….….
                                     Public Duties

                                KAMA – Chapter 16 pages 291-305

 WEEK FIVE Sept. 28, 2007       (Test II   MLEB Chapters 2,4,5, and 6
                                           & KAMA – Chapter 2 pages 22-33
                                               Chapter 7 pages 99-109 thru Arbitration
                                               Chapter 16 pages 291-305)

                               MLEB - Chapter 7 & 8
                                   Medical Records

                               KAMA – Chapter 14 pages 251 – 266 first column only.
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WEEK SIX    October 5, 2007           MLEB Chapter 9
                              Reimbursement and Collection Practices

                                KAMA – Chapter 19 pages 353-375

WEEK SEVEN October 12, 2007             MLEB Chapter 10
                                       Employment Practices

                                   KAMA Chapter 7 pages 109 - 129

WEEK EIGHT October 19, 2007         (TEST III MLEB Chapters 7,8, 9 & 10
                                              KAMA – Chapter 14 pages 251 – 266
                                                                 first column only
                                                     Chapter 19 pages 353-375
                                                     Chapter 7 pages 109 - 129

                                     MLEB Chapter 11
                           A Cultural Perspective for Health Professionals
                             Diversity – Slide presentation produced by
                                        Stephen M. Geiersbach MS, RT®, RDMS

WEEK NINE   October 26, 2007         MLEB Chapters 12
                            Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources

WEEK TEN    November 2, 2007      MLEB Chapters 13

                                  Genetic Engineering

WEEK ELEVEN November 9, 2007         (Test IV on Chapters11,12 & 13 and
                                       Diversity – by Stephen M. Geiersbach )

                    MLEB Chapter 15 & Appendix II (Will do Chapter 14 next week)
                              Life and Death
                    Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care & Other Forms
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WEEK TWELVE November 16, 2007

                       MLEB Chapter 16 & pages 237-240

                                Dying and Death

NO CLASS NOVEMBER 23, 2007                 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

WEEK THIRTEEN November 30, 2007      (TEST V on Chapters 15, 16 and Appendix II

                             and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care handout)

                       MLEB Chapter 14

          Presentation of Student Position Papers

WEEK FOURTEEN December 7, 2007

           Review for Final Exam – MLEB All Chapters and Appendix I & II

                                    KAMA All pages assigned from

                                                  Chapters 2, 6, 7,16 & 19
            Presentation of Student Position Papers

WEEK FIFTEEN December 14, 2007

                          MLEB All Chapters and Appendix I & II


                 KAMA All pages assigned from Chapters 2, 6, 7,16 & 19

            Presentation of student Position Paper if not all

                            completed week fourteen.
                                 HAPPY HOLIDAYS
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                              WEEKLY CLASS AGENDA:

Each class session will have a variety of activities. The order of the activities will vary from
week to week.

Reading Assignments will be given. (You may select to read the assigned chapters before
each class while others will find it more helpful to attend class and then read the chapter.)

A list of Learning Objectives will be given at the beginning of each chapter in both
textbooks. Students may be expected to turn in a written response to some of these
objectives – the instructor will announce these assignments on a weekly basis.

Instructor Lecture, Power Point Presentations, Videos, and etc. may be used.

A Guest Speaker may be present on an occasion.

The instructor may give added assignments at any class session.

Student participation will be expected. (Statement of thoughts, debate, sharing of examples,
presentation of articles, presentation of Position Paper.)

NOTE – Any examples given about ethical issues, which may relate to a local person
or persons used by the instructor or any student must not disclose the name of that
person or persons nor any other identifiable data which would break the Code of
Ethics for Confidentiality.

If anyone has an Ethical Issue due to their Religion, they are not allowed to discuss
they should contact the instructor before signing up for the course or by the end of
the first class session. They can then discuss how the student and instructor
might work around that one issue for that Student with the instructor.

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