Discussion Question 1 Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum] Refer to your text and the following links to help you answer questions about written consent: American Medical Association Web site at: http://archsurg.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/135/1/26.pdf Integrated Publishing Web site at: http://www.tpub.com/content/medical/14295/css/14295_416.htm Post your response to the following: What is the importance of obtaining written consent from patients prior to receiving medical treatment? What are the implications of failing to do so? Does a medical emergency alter the conditions of written consent? Why or why not? Explain your answers.     3. Discussion Question 2 Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum] Post your response to the following: How are inpatient and outpatient coding similar or different? Should there be a uniform standard of classification for both inpatient and outpatient coding? Support your opinions with examples.

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