Health Insurance Today

Author: Janet I. Beik
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455708194
Size: 37.66 MB
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With an emphasis on preparing and filing claims electronically, Health Insurance Today, 4th Edition features completely updated content on ICD-10 coding, ARRA, HI-TECH, Version 5010, electronic health records, the Health Insurance Reform Act, and more. The friendly writing style and clear learning objectives help you understand and retain important information, with review questions and activities that encourage critical thinking and practical application of key concepts. Clear, attainable learning objectives help you focus on the most important information. What Did You Learn? review questions allow you to ensure you understand the material already presented before moving on to the next section. Direct, conversational writing style makes reading fun and concepts easier to understand. Imagine This! scenarios help you understand how information in the book applies to real-life situations. Stop and Think exercises challenge you to use your critical thinking skills to solve a problem or answer a question. HIPAA Tips emphasize the importance of privacy and following government rules and regulations. Chapter summaries relate to learning objectives, provide a thorough review of key content, and allow you to quickly find information for further review. Key coverage of new topics includes medical identity theft and prevention, National Quality Forum (NQF) patient safety measures, ACSX12 Version 5010 HIPAA transaction standards, EMS rule on mandatory electronic claims submission, and standards and implementation specifications for electronic health record technology. Increased emphasis on producing and submitting claims electronically gives you an edge in today's competitive job market. UPDATED! Additional ICD-10 coding content prepares you for the upcoming switch to the new coding system. NEW! Content on ARRA, HI-TECH, and the Health Insurance Reform Act ensures you are familiar with the latest health care legislation and how it impacts what you do on the job.

Life And Health Insurance License Exam Cram

Author: BISYS Educational Services
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0789732602
Size: 69.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If you are studying for your life and health insurance licensing exam, we have the ultimate study tool for you. Life and Health Insurance License Exam Cram is a great resource to help you learn the concepts, laws, rate calculations and state and federal regulations that will be covered on the exam. You'll also receive a CD that includes a fully-customizable test engine, detailed score report and state-specific law supplement. No matter where you are taking your exam or which area you need to focus on during your studying, Life and Health Insurance License Exam Cram is your smartest way to get certified. Please note: The CD-ROM and test engine is NOT Mac iOS compatible.

Understanding Health Insurance A Guide To Billing And Reimbursement

Author: Michelle A. Green
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 133767236X
Size: 62.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Prepare for a career in health information management and medical billing and insurance processing with Green's UNDERSTANDING HEALTH INSURANCE, 14E. This comprehensive, inviting book presents the latest code sets and guidelines. Readers examine today’s most important topics, such as managed care, legal and regulatory issues, revenue cycle management, coding systems, coding compliance, reimbursement methods, clinical documentation improvement, coding for medical necessity, and common health insurance plans. Updates introduce new legislation that impacts health care, including changes to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare); ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS level II coding; revenue cycle management; and individual health plans. Workbook practice exercises provide application-based assignments and case studies to reinforce understanding, as well as CMRS, CPC-P, and CPB mock exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Navigating Health Insurance

Author: Alexis Pozen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284113124
Size: 51.52 MB
Format: PDF
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Navigating Health Insurance examines health insurance from the perspective of the consumer. Students are introduced to basic health insurance principles and terminology as well as types of insurance such as Medicaid, Medicare, Medigap, Exchanges, and others.The impacts of the ACA on health insurance are explored as well as essential services and coverage decisions, long term care, workers compensation, administration/paper work, filing claims and more.Students will also be challenged to consider market and social justice philosophies, for example the impact on health insurance and access to health care services, international comparisons, and advantages and disadvantages of the U.S. system.

Understanding Health Insurance Book Only

Author: Michelle A. Green
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285276159
Size: 33.91 MB
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Understanding Health Insurance, Eleventh Edition, is the essential learning tool your students need when preparing for a career in medical insurance billing. This comprehensive and easy-to-understand text is fully-updated with the latest code sets and guidelines, and covers important topics in the field like managed care, legal and regulatory issues, coding systems, reimbursement methods, medical necessity, and common health insurance plans. The eleventh edition has been updated to include new legislation that affects healthcare, ICD-10-CM coding, implementing the electronic health record, the Medical Integrity Program (MIP), medical review process, and more. The practice exercises in each chapter provide plenty of review, and the accompanying workbook provides even more application-based assignments and additional case studies for reinforcement. Includes free online StudyWARETM software that allows students to test their knowledge, free online SimClaim CMS-1500 claims completion software, and free-trial access to Ingenix's EncoderPro.com Expert encoder software. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Insurance Handbook For The Medical Office

Author: Marilyn Fordney
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455733253
Size: 16.75 MB
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A complete guide to insurance billing and coding, Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 13th Edition covers all the plans that are most commonly encountered in clinics and physicians' offices. Its emphasis on the role of the medical insurance specialist includes areas such as diagnostic coding, procedural coding, Medicare, HIPAA, and bill collection strategies. Learning to fill in the claim form accurately is made easier by the use of icons for different types of payers, lists of key abbreviations, and numerous practice exercises. This edition provides the latest on hot topics such as ICD-10, healthcare reform, the new CMS-1500 form, and electronic claims. Trusted for more than 30 years, this proven reference from Marilyn Fordney prepares you to succeed as a medical insurance professional in any outpatient setting. Emphasis on the business of running a medical office highlights the importance of the medical insurance specialist in filing clean claims, solving problems, and collecting overdue payments.Key terms and key abbreviations are defined and emphasized, reinforcing your understanding of new concepts and terminology.Detailed tables, boxes, and illustrations call out key points and main ideas.Unique! Color-coded icons clarify information, rules, and regulations for different payers.An Evolve companion website enhances learning with performance checklists, self-assessment quizzes, and the Student Software Challenge featuring cases for different payer types and an interactive CMS-1500 form to fill in.A workbook contains learning tips, practice exercises for key terms and abbreviations, review questions, study outlines, performance objectives, a chapter with practice tests, and critical thinking activities for hands-on experience with real-world cases. Available separately. Updated coverage of key health insurance topics includes HIPAA compliance, the HITECH Act, health reform of 2010, electronic health records, electronic claims, ICD-10, NUCC standards, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Incentive Program, Meaningful Use, and CPT 2013.Updated ICD-10 coding information prepares you for the October 2014 ICD-10 implementation date.Updated content on claim forms includes block-by-block explanations and examples for the new CMS-1500 Claim Form.Updated guidelines for the filing and submission of electronic claims include sample screenshots and prepare you for the future of the medical office.

Your Best Health Care Now

Author: Frank Lalli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501132903
Size: 17.39 MB
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Inspired by his viral New York Times article, prize-winning investigative journalist Frank Lalli details how he mastered the ins and outs of health care—and how you, too, can get the best care for your money. Frank Lalli, the former editor of Money and George magazines, has devoted his career to getting to the bottom of a good story. When he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare but potentially deadly blood cancer, he put his reporter’s instincts to work and got the wonder drug he needed at an affordable price—thousands of dollars less than he was told he would have to spend. Amazed by the complex and arbitrary nature of the health care system, he decided to share what he has learned as his own Health Care Detective so that others can find their best care and save money, too. Based on three years of research and more than 300 first-hand interviews with experts, Your Best Health Care Now is your easy-to-follow, real-world guide to making today’s health system work for you. You’ll learn all the smart moves and timely tips to get better care and save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars—no matter what your concerns may be. Whether you’re trying to book a free check-up or negotiate with a surgeon, looking for an effective generic drug or the best price for a brand-name, or worrying about high insurance deductibles and rising premiums or a stack of surprise bills, Your Best Health Care Now has the answers you need to take charge of your wellbeing.

A Guide To Health Insurance Billing

Author: Marie Moisio
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435492986
Size: 36.56 MB
Format: PDF
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Begin a career in the world of health insurance billing with A Guide to Health Insurance Billing, Third Edition. This resource introduces learners to medical billing, covering everything from patient registration to claims submission. Students will become familiar with appropriate terminology, understand legal and regulatory guidelines, and develop an understanding of coding systems. The Superiorland Clinic practical simulation in Appendix A puts students’ skills to the test with 20 case studies that require forms completion. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Health Insurance

Author: Michael A. Morrisey
Publisher: Health Administration Press
ISBN: 9781567936094
Size: 34.96 MB
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Dr Wacasey S Guide To Buying Health Insurance And Health Care

Author: Kevin Wacasey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539151050
Size: 74.86 MB
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Let A Physician - Who's Also a Health Insurance Agent - Show You How To Pick The Best Health Insurance Plan. And Get The Best Prices on Health Care. Open enrollment is here! Don't even think about picking your next health insurance plan without reading what Dr. Kevin Wacasey, physician and licensed health insurance agent, has to say. In his book Dr. Wacasey cuts through the complexity of buying health insurance by revealing the dirty marketing tricks used to sell it, and shows you how spending more on Silver and Gold plans that have "better" coverage often ends up costing more than you could ever save. For example, would you ever put $3,000 into a slot machine that might pay $1,500 back - if you hit the jackpot? No? Well almost 46,000 Texas teachers did exactly that in 2015, when they paid over $3,000 extra in health insurance premiums to upgrade to a Gold plan, that had a $1,000 deductible. When they could have paid $3,000 less for the Bronze plan, that had a $2,500 deductible. Dr. Wacasey takes you with him as he goes shopping for his own health insurance, and with his Equation proves to you in ten different examples (straight from healthcare.gov) that when it comes to health insurance plans, the Bronze is almost always the best choice. He also provides a fascinating look at the history of how the health insurance industry took over our health care system, what that takeover did to the prices of health care, and how much health care really costs. With the average health insurance deductible in the thousands of dollars, the managed care era is officially over, so it's time for Americans to rethink how we buy health care. Individuals, businesses, and anyone else who pays for health insurance - or health care - will find Dr. Wacasey's book invaluable, as he shows how you can save lots of money - yet receive better care than ever before - in the first, truly consumer-driven health care system our country has ever known.