CMA 112 - Basic Law & Ethical Issues in Healthcare

CMA 112 - Basic Law & Ethical Issues in Healthcare This course is designed to prepare you to comprehend, interpret, and respond to legal and ethical situations in the healthcare setting with diverse populations in a culturally competent way. NOTE: This is an ethics class, which inherently requires meaningful conversations with other people. As a student in this class, you will be required to regularly meet with other individuals to discuss ethical questions that occur in healthcare. Be aware that you will be required to facilitate a group discussion for most Modules. Plan ahead as you prepare to take this course, and have a pool of individuals available who are willing to have ethical discussions with you. Outcomes: Demonstrate respect for diversity in approaching patients and families. Identify the role of self-boundaries in the healthcare environment. Recognize the role of patient advocacy in the your professional practice. Discuss legal scope of practice for medical assistance and coders. Explore issue of confidentiality as it applies to the medical assistant and to coders. Describe the implications of HIPAA for the medical assistant and the coder in various medical settings. Discuss licensure and certification as it applies to healthcare providers. Describe liability, professional, personal injury, and third party insurance. Compare and contrast physician, medical assistant, and coder roles in terms of standard of care. Compare criminal and civil law as it applies to practicing medical assistant and coders. Provide an example of tort law as it would apply to a medical assistant and coders. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Negligence. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Malpractice. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Statute of Limitations. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Good Samaritan Act(s). Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Living Will/Advanced directives. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Medical durable power of attorney. Identify how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to the medical assisting and coding profession. List and discuss legal and illegal interview questions. Discuss all levels of governmental legislation and regulation as they apply to medical assisting practice, including FDA and DEA regulations. Describe the process to follow if an error is made in patient care Respond to issues of confidentiality. Perform within scope of practice. Apply HIPAA rules in regard to privacy/release of information. Practice within the standard of care for a medical assistant and/or coder. Incorporate the Patient's Bill of Right's into personal practice. and medical office policies and procedures. Complete an incident report. Document accurately in the patient record. Apply local, state and federal healthcare legislation appropriate to the medical assisting and coding practice setting. Demonstrate sensitivity to patient rights. Demonstrate awareness of the consequences of not working within the legal scope of practice. Recognize the importance of local, state and federal legislation and regulations in the practice setting. Differentiate between legal, ethical, and moral issues affecting healthcare. Compare personal, professional and organizational ethics. Discuss the role of cultural, social and ethnic diversity in ethical performance in the healthcare practice. Identify where to report illegal and/or unsafe activities and behaviors that affect health, safety and welfare of others. Identify the effect personal ethics may have on professional performance. Report illegal and/or unsafe activities and behaviors that affect health, safety and welfare of others to proper authorities. Develop a plan for separation of personal and professional ethics. Apply ethical behaviors, including honesty, integrity in the performance of medical assisting and coding practice. Examine the impact personal ethics and morals may have on the individual's practice. Demonstrate awareness of diversity in providing patient care.
Date:
2015
Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Other Material Types:
Collection
Institution:
Linn-Benton Virtual College
Project Name:
LB iLearn Online
TAACCCT Round:
3
Subjects:
Healthcare Law & Ethics, Medical Office

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Corvallis Internal Medicine, PC - Acted as SME and provided content.
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Occupation:
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (29-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
1 credit - 30 hours of student time
Language:
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
QM
Quality Assurance Organization:
Healthcare Editorial Board
Quality Note:
This course was subjected to a six step review process: 1. A SME creates the outline and all content. The course is submitted to a course developer for implementation into the CANVAS LMS system. Areas of confusion or items that need additional clarity are identified and remediated. 3. An instructional design checklist is applied to ensure ADA, UDL, and Creative Commons compliance. 3. Course is reviewed using a modified Quality Matters Rubric. 4. The initial offering is by the original SME to identify other necessary revisions. 5. Course goes through a secondary Quality Improvement process evaluation by an Instructional Designer and is subject to a Quality Improvement checklist. 6. Course is reviewed by third-party evaluator acting in the role of a SME.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • Other
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Custom Quality Rubric
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Allied Health

Accessibility

Accessibility Features:
  • Text Access - Text to Speech
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  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Layout - Page numbers match printed material
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  • Decorative Images Marked With Null Alt Text
  • Transcript Provided With Audio Content

Copyright / Licensing

Copyright Owner:
LB iLearn Online
Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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