Medical Coding Program
Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs)

Graduates of South Arkansas Community College, the Division of Health and Natural Sciences, and the Medical Coding degree program should exhibit the ability to perform each of the following:

Medical Coding(Certificate of 
Proficiency, 
Technical Certificate

Medical
Coding I
HIT 2073
Practice
Coding
HIT 2081
Reimbursement
Methods
HIT 2173
Medical
Coding II
HIT 2183
Practice
Coding II
HIT 2191
Medical
Ethics
and Law
HIT 2262
Medical
Coding
Pract.
HIT 2773
Learner Outcomes              
1. Conduct qualitative analysis to assure that documentation in the health record supports the diagnosis and reflects the progress, clinical findings, and discharge status of the patient.              
2. Request patient-specific information from other sources.              
3. Perform quantitative analysis of health records to evaluate compliance with regulations and standards.              
4. Ensure facility-wide adherence to health information services’ regulatory requirements (e.g.,, HCFGA Compliance Plan, Correct Coding Initiative).              
5. Assign diagnosis/procedure codes using ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS.              
6. Validate coding accuracy using clinical information found in the health record.              
7. Validate reimbursement classification system assignments.              
8. Collect the data necessary to assign patients to severity of illness categories.              
9. Analyze the facility’s patient case mix and payment rates to assure accurate/appropriate reimbursement.              
10. Protect data integrity and validity using software or hardware technology.              

 

Medical Transcription Program
Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs)

Graduates of South Arkansas Community College, the Division of Health and Natural Sciences, and the Medical Transcription degree program should exhibit the ability to perform each of the following:

Medical Transcription(Certificate of 
Proficiency, 
Technical Certificate

Medical
Terminology
HIT 1003
Basic
Medical
Transcription
HIT 2144
Adv. Med.
Transcription
HIT 2154
Health
Care
Deliv
Systems
HIT 1153
Medical
Transcription
Pract.
HIT 2783
Intro
Medical
Science
HIT 2803
Learner Outcomes            
1. Demonstrate correct English usage, applying rules of proper grammar, punctuation, and style and using correct spelling and logical sentence structure.            
2. Appropriately use related references and other resources for research and practice.            
3. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and medical word research techniques.            
4. Demonstrate a general knowledge of word processing, computers, dictation and transcription equipment, and related technologies.            
5. Apply understanding of the content, purpose, and legal aspects of health records.            
6. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct in the workplace.