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CMA 112 - Basic Law & Ethical Issues in Healthcare Public Deposited
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. Couse Outcomes 1. Demonstrate respect for diversity in approaching patients and families. 2. Identify the role of self-boundaries in the healthcare environment. 3. Recognize the role of patient advocacy in the your professional practice. 4. Discuss legal scope of practice for medical assistance and coders. 5. Explore issue of confidentiality as it applies to the medical assistant and to coders. 6. Describe the implications of HIPAA for the medical assistant and the coder in various medical settings. 7. Discuss licensure and certification as it applies to healthcare providers. 8. Describe liability, professional, personal injury, and third party insurance. 9. Compare and contrast physician, medical assistant, and coder roles in terms of standard of care. 10. Compare criminal and civil law as it applies to practicing medical assistant and coders. 11. Provide an example of tort law as it would apply to a medical assistant and coders. 12. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Negligence. 13. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Malpractice. 14. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Statute of Limitations. 15. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Good Samaritan Act(s). 16. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. 17. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Living Will/Advanced directives. 18. Explain how the following impact the healthcare practice and give examples: Medical durable power of attorney. 19. Identify how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to the medical assisting and coding profession. 20. List and discuss legal and illegal interview questions. 21. Discuss all levels of governmental legislation and regulation as they apply to medical assisting practice, including FDA and DEA regulations. 22. Describe the process to follow if an error is made in patient care Respond to issues of confidentiality. 23. Perform within scope of practice. Apply HIPAA rules in regard to privacy/release of information. 24. Practice within the standard of care for a medical assistant and/or coder. 25. Incorporate the Patient's Bill of Right's into personal practice. and medical office policies and procedures. 26. Complete an incident report. 27. Document accurately in the patient record. 28. Apply local, state and federal healthcare legislation appropriate to the medical assisting and coding practice setting. 29. Demonstrate sensitivity to patient rights. 30. Demonstrate awareness of the consequences of not working within the legal scope of practice. 31. Recognize the importance of local, state and federal legislation and regulations in the practice setting. 32. Differentiate between legal, ethical, and moral issues affecting healthcare. 33. Compare personal, professional and organizational ethics. 34. Discuss the role of cultural, social and ethnic diversity in ethical performance in the healthcare practice. 35. Identify where to report illegal and/or unsafe activities and behaviors that affect health, safety and welfare of others. 36. Identify the effect personal ethics may have on professional performance. 37. Report illegal and/or unsafe activities and behaviors that affect health, safety and welfare of others to proper authorities. 38. Develop a plan for separation of personal and professional ethics. 39. Apply ethical behaviors, including honesty, integrity in the performance of medical assisting and coding practice. 40. Examine the impact personal ethics and morals may have on the individual's practice. 41. Demonstrate awareness of diversity in providing patient care.