Medical Coding

Instructions
Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be 3 pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

For this writing assignment, please explain why the following course objectives (the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth objectives) are important for medical billers and coder to understand:

Identify the different components of TRICARE billing and different types of benefits available to active duty members, veterans, and their family members.
Explain the importance of the Explanation of Benefits and Electronic Remittance Advice forms.
Discuss the reimbursement follow-up, explain the appeals process for reimbursement, and identify refund guidelines.
Discuss the history of workers’ compensation and distinguish between federal workers’ compensation and state workers’ compensation.
Please include at least three scholarly articles within your response. Overall response will be formatted according to APA style and the total assignment should be between 3 pages, not including title page and reference page.

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This table lists criteria and criteria group names in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method. You can give feedback on each criterion by tabbing to the add feedback buttons in the table.Criteria
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Criterion Score
Section 1
20 points
Student applies critical thinking skills to appropriately discuss why fifth learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders. Student uses more than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Discussion exceeds expectations and demonstrates deep level of analysis.

15 points
Student applies some critical thinking skills to appropriately discuss why fifth learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders. Student uses more than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Objective is adequately discussed, but further, deeper level of analysis is needed.

10 points
Student does not apply critical thinking skills to discuss why fifth learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders, or uses fewer than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Objective is not adequately discussed.

0 points
Student did not complete this section.

Score of Section 1,/ 20
Section 2
20 points
Student applies critical thinking skills to appropriately discuss why sixth learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders. Student uses more than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Each objective discussion exceeds expectations and demonstrates deep level of analysis.

15 points
Student applies some critical thinking skills to appropriately discuss why sixth learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders. Student uses more than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Objective is adequately discussed, but further, deeper level of analysis is needed.

10 points
Student does not apply critical thinking skills to discuss why sixth learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders, or uses fewer than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Objective is not adequately discussed.

0 points
Student did not complete this section.

Score of Section 2,/ 20
Section 3
20 points
Student applies critical thinking skills to appropriately discuss why seventh learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders. Student uses more than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Each objective discussion exceeds expectations and demonstrates deep level of analysis.

15 points
Student applies some critical thinking skills to appropriately discuss why seventh learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders. Student uses more than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Objective is adequately discussed, but further, deeper level of analysis is needed.

10 points
Student does not apply critical thinking skills to discuss why seventh learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders, or uses fewer than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Objective is not adequately discussed.

0 points
Student did not complete this section.

Score of Section 3,/ 20
Section 4
20 points
Student applies critical thinking skills to appropriately discuss why eighth learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders. Student uses more than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Each objective discussion exceeds expectations and demonstrates deep level of analysis.

15 points
Student applies some critical thinking skills to appropriately discuss why eighth learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders. Student uses more than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Objective is adequately discussed, but further, deeper level of analysis is needed.

10 points
Student does not apply critical thinking skills to discuss why eighth learning objective is critical to medical billers and coders, or uses fewer than 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response. Objective is not adequately discussed.

0 points
Student did not complete this section.

Score of Section 4,/ 20
Mechanics – Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling
5 points
Student makes no errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

4 points
Student makes 1-2 errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

2 points
Student makes 3-4 errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

0 points
Student makes more than 4 errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Score of Mechanics – Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling,/ 5
Writing Style – Organization, Transitions, Tone
5 points
The assignment is written with excellent organization, thoughtful transitions, and the appropriate tone.

4 points
This writing assignment is adequately organized, but has some errors in the transitions or the tone.

2 points
This writing assignment is poorly organized, or it contains ineffective transitions and/or inappropriate tone.

0 points
This writing assignment displays little to no organization or transitions, and/or does not use the appropriate tone.

Score of Writing Style – Organization, Transitions, Tone,/ 5
APA Format – Margins, Font, Spacing, Headings and cover page.
5 points
The margins, font, spacing, headings, and cover page are all formatted properly.

4 points
There are 1-2 errors in the formatting of the margins, font, spacing, headings, or cover page.

2 points
There are 3-4 errors in the formatting of the margins, font, spacing, headings, or cover page.

0 points
There are more than 4 errors in the formatting of the margins, font, spacing, headings, or cover page.

Score of APA Format – Margins, Font, Spacing, Headings and cover page.,/ 5
APA Format – Citations and References (Uses at least 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response)
5 points
All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited, and the references and in-text citations are all properly formatted. Each reference has an in-text citation and in-text citation has a reference.

4 points
All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited, but slight errors are present in the format of the in-text citations or references. Or there may be one in-text citation or reference missing.

2 points
Some sources used for quotes and facts are either not credible or there are significant errors in the in-text citations and/or references. Or there are multiple missing in-text citations or references.

0 points
The sources used for quotes and facts are not credible and/or not cited. The in-text citations and/or references are not present.

Score of APA Format – Citations and References (Uses at least 3 scholarly articles to substantiate response),/ 5
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