1:The use of “unspecified” codes has been a common topic of discussion in the industry. There seems to be a consensus that the use of these codes is bad and should be avoided. There is a sense that unspecified codes will corrupt the reliability of the data we compile based on these codes. Do you agree with this statement and support your agreement or disagreement. Give an example of unspecified ICD-10-CM code and the related more specific codes to that unspecified code. (example P15.9 Birth Injury, unspecified and P15.0 Birth Injury to liver, P15.1 Birth Injury to Spleen, P15.3 Birth Injury to Eye, P15.4 Birth Injury to face)2:Accuracy and the CMS-1500Accuracy should be at the forefront when submitting a CMS-1500 claim form for reimbursement. Discuss some of the reasons a claim can be rejected or denied. Additionally, identify steps you would take to make sure that you follow all of the billing guidelines for submitting your CMS-1500 claim form for reimbursement 3:Politicians have a strong incentive to follow a strategy that will enhance their chances of getting elected and re-elected. Political competition more or less forces them to focus on how their actions influence their support among voters and political contributors.What is market failure, and what kinds of things can lead to market failure? What is government failure? Can government failure lead to market failure?Review concepts like shortsightedness and rent seeking. What are the effects of government intervention in markets with some of the price regulations like price floors and price ceilings we discussed in chapter 4?4:Cell Cycle and CancerModification to our DNA sequences during cell reproduction can result from a number of potential influences (environmental or genetic). These modifications can lead to genetic mutations and cell cycle disruption. In your discussion, discuss the events leading to a potential mutation and the process of genetic change as it relates to cancer progression.5:So, for this week’s discussion, address the following questions.What is the topic of your essay? MOVING TO ANOTHER STATE AS A CHILD AND LEAVING BEHIND MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Did you pick one of the essay ideas generated from your interview in the W2 discussion, or did you decide to go with something else? DECIDED TO GO WITH MY OWN TOPICWhy might the reader want to read about this topic? What can or should the reader learn from your story? Or, what is the main idea/thesis of your essay? Finally, how is your narrative essay topic difficult to develop? How is the story difficult for you to tell? Or, is it?This is an opportunity to really dissect what you have or are thinking about writing, so be as honest as possible with your responses. That is the best way to help shape your narrative and the controlling idea that should be driving it.6:The Unforeseen EventClick here to view the scenarios for this week’s discussion.Even with the best of planning, life happens. Similar to last week, you will meet four hypothetical students who are attending ABC University. An unforeseen event happens to each one of them, and this event causes issues in their courses.Read each scenario and then:Determine which student is the most likely to successfully navigate the unforeseen event and be able to remain in school. Explain why you selected that student.Explain what behaviors or characteristics were problematic before the unforeseen event and how those behaviors/characteristics may have contributed to a harder challenge for them to navigate.Identify the behaviors/characteristics/circumstances that were helpful to the student as the unforeseen event occurred.
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Student Success – Week 3 Discussion
Scenarios
Scenario #1: Jayden
Jayden is 22 years old and is living at home with her parents and two younger siblings
(still in high school and junior high). Her parents are letting her continue to live at
home provided that she either has a full-time job or she is in school full-time. If she
goes to school full-time, her parents will pay half of her tuition. Jayden does not know
what she wants to study, but since the first year at every college she researched was
focused on general education, she figured she would simply get started. Besides, she
really doesn’t want to work full-time. She works part-time at the local pizza place as a
waitress, and those hours are plenty for her to pay half her tuition and still have some
left over for fun. Many of her friends that went to high school with her are still in the
area, and she hangs out with them 3-4 times a week. Jayden is technically passing
her classes, earning Cs and Bs for her assignments, but she admits that she has
blown off a few minor requirements and doesn’t really read the textbook. She says she
is doing well enough without doing all the work – so why should she work harder? It’s
not like she is on probation or anything.
Unforeseen event: In the third week of the course, Jayden’s father has a heart
attack. He is in the hospital for a week, and her mom is constantly by his side. It looks
like he is going to have to go through some rehab and therapy for a few weeks. Jayden
has to help take care of her younger siblings – preparing meals, driving them to school,
making sure they do their homework.
Scenario #2: Kamden
Kamden is 35 years old and has three children under the age of 7. She also works fulltime. She drops the kids off at daycare every morning at 6:30, goes to work, and is
home by the time they get off the bus. Kamden is busy with “kid-stuff” until they go to
bed at 9:00. That is when she begins her homework. Many times she is so tired by
Thursday and Friday night that she takes those two nights off from class and just goes
to bed. She then works hard through the weekend to catch up. She feels bad that she
isn’t spending as much time with the kids as she used to, but she feels that her degree
will make a better life for her family. She has never missed any class work, and she
has submitted every assignment, but she is really struggling in her economics course.
She currently has a 67%, and it is the lowest grade she has ever earned. She really
does not know what to do with this situation.
Unforeseen event: One of her children catches the flu and has to stay home from
daycare, which means Kamden cannot go to work. She is falling behind at work, and
also falling behind in her classes. She wants to make sure her other two little ones do
not come down with the flu, so she is trying to quarantine the sick child. This is hard to
do as a single mom.
Scenario #3: Lloyd
Lloyd is 27 years old, and he is tired of working in a dead-end job. He is really
motivated to make a better life for him and for his 3-year old son. Lloyd has never
been the strongest student, but he is going to tutoring every week to help him with
reading comprehension and writing papers, and his grades are mostly Bs. With the
custody arrangement from his divorce, he has his son every other week. Lloyd is
finding that during the weeks that he has son, he has less time to dedicate to his
studies, so sometimes he has to catch up on reading chapters in the next week. He
finds ways to do that, but sometimes he doesn’t learn important information until the
week after it would have been particularly useful. Consequently, his posts show that
he sometimes hasn’t read the material. Worse, he lost track of the deadlines for written
assignments. A big paper is due tomorrow, and he doesn’t have time to do the
research and write the paper. He found a paper online. He figures he can change and
modify just enough of it that it will be mostly his work. He has promised himself that he
will pay better attention next time and will never find himself in this situation again.
Besides, he’s not really doing anything wrong, right?
Unforeseen event: Lloyd lives in Florida, and a hurricane is forecast to hit his
hometown. The authorities are strongly encouraging evacuation. He has 24 hours to
make a decision – hunker down, or get out of town. It is likely that he will lose internet
and power for what could be several days.
Scenario #4: Mark
Mark is 40 years old and does not have a computer at home. His boss at work is
allowing him to stay late after work and use his work computer to complete his
schoolwork. On weekends, he goes to the library. He is finding time to complete and
hand in all his assignments, and he generally does very well on them. Because of
earning good grades in high school and his own perception that he is completely
capable of learning anything thrown at him, Mark is confident that he will be successful,
and he believes he will do it on his own. He’s smart, but he is often described as very,
very quiet. Mark is not very comfortable around people, and he doesn’t like interacting
with them. Even at work, he is rarely seen talking to or with his co-workers. Because
Mark is so confident in his own abilities and because he does not enjoy discussions
with others, he does not see the point of the “reply to others” part of discussion posts.
He really doesn’t care what other students think about his posts – the only person who
matters is the professor because the professor does the grading. Mark’s initial post is
always the first one in the thread, and it is generally more complex that anyone else’s
posts. Mark posts his initial comments every week, but never responds to his peers in
any of his classes. His professors have been reaching out to him encouraging him to
be more active in the posts, but he has not changed his behavior. Mark usually earns
A’s on his tests, quizzes, and papers, and has figured that even with losing the points
on the discussions every week, he will still pass the classes, so he sees no reason to
change.
Unforeseen event: Mark has not read the syllabus for his strategic management
course – and what he doesn’t know yet is that he must participate in a team project for
this course. He needs to work with a small group of his classmates each week to
complete verbal and written assignments. This means that he has to have internet
access on a daily basis, and must collaborate with his teammates to make “strategic
business decisions” for the Business Strategy Game (which is an online activity). At the
end of the course, each group member submits an evaluation of their peers, and so his
teammates will have a chance to determine part of his grade for this course.

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