Workbook for Health Insurance Today A Practical Approach

ISBN-10: 1455708216

ISBN-13: 9781455708215

Edition: 4th

Authors: Janet I. Beik

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Corresponding to the chapters in Health Insurance Today, 4th Edition, this workbook lets you practice the skills you will need to succeed as a health insurance professional. Practical assignments reinforce the information in the text, and learning activities and exercises challenge you to apply your knowledge to real-world situations.Case studies ask you to solve a real-world problem related to health insurance, such as completing a CMS-1500 claim form or explaining how HIPAA could affect someone recently out of work.Critical Thinking activities strengthen your ability to apply health insurance concepts to a variety of challenging situations.Performance objectives include hands-on, application-based learning activities in areas such as completing claim forms, posting payments to a patient's ledger, filling out Release to Return to Work forms, and filling out Medicare appeals.Chapter assessments test your knowledge of text content with multiple choice, true/false, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and matching questions.Application exercises ask you to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world situations.Defining Chapter Terms help you review and understand key terms in each chapter.Problem solving/collaborative (group) activities emphasize the importance of teamwork in the health care field.In-class projects and discussion topics enhance your understanding of specific content from the text.Internet Exploration exercises in each chapter help you learn how to perform research online.NEW! 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.UPDATED! Additional ICD-10 coding content prepares you for the upcoming switch to the new coding system.UPDATED! Medicare chapter reflects updates and changes from the new presidential administration.
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List price: $40.95
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Building a Foundation
The Origins of Health Insurance
Tools of the Trade: A Career as a Health (Medical) Insurance Professional
The Legal and Ethical Side of Medical Insurance
Types and Sources of Health Insurance
Health Insurance Basics
Claim Submission Methods
Traditional Fee-For-Service/Private Plans
Unraveling the Mysteries of Managed Care
Understanding Medicaid
Conquering Medicare's Challenges
Military Carriers
Miscellaneous Carriers: Worker's Compensation and Disability Insurance
Cracking the Codes
Diagnostic Coding
Procedural, Evaluation & Management and HCPCS Coding
The Claims Process
The Patient
The Claim
Advanced Application
The Role of Computers in Health Insurance
Reimbursement Procedures: Getting Paid
Hospital Claim Form: The UB-04
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