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Medical Transcription Guide Do's and Don'ts

ISBN-10: 0721606849

ISBN-13: 9780721606842

Edition: 3rd 2005

Authors: Marcy O. Diehl

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A quick reference for the medical transcriptionist, this book provides basic rules of grammar as well as current trends in the field. Its especially useful in searching for help with an obscure rule or in reinforcing a common practice. Using short chapters, this text provides the Dos the grammatical rule, its exceptions, and its variations, along with examples; and the Donts any common contradictions of that rule. Examples are taken from medical writing rather than general writing. Easy-to-use format provides numbered topics in each chapter, which are followed by Dos and Donts in quick, easy sentences. Spiral binding allows book to lay flat so MTs can refer to a rule without taking their hands off the keyboard. Clear examples are given to clarify difficult-to-understand concepts and rules. HIPAA Guidelines chapter provides general information about HIPAA legislation, with rules explaining its impact on topics such as e-mail, faxing, patient records, and privacy/security. Content has been updated to reflect changes in technology (such as use of the Internet), slang terms, and new medical terms that affect the rules of medical transcription. A table lists dangerous abbreviations to avoid, all banned by JCAHO. Homonyms and Sound-alike Words in the appendix focus on the many homonyms in medical language that can confuse a medical transcriptionist and cause a document to be transcribed incorrectly, leading to incorrect treatment of the patient. Appendices are lettered and thumb-tabbed for ease of use, to differentiate from the body of the text. Content reflects the AAMT style, the standard among major employers of medical transcriptionists.
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Book details

List price: $66.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 12/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386

Abbreviations and Symbols
Address Formats for Letters and Forms of Address
Apostrophe
Brief Forms, Short Forms, and Medical Slang
Capitalization
The Colon
The Comma
Compounds
Dash
Drugs and Drug References
Editing
Electronic Mail
Envelope Preparation
Eponyms
Exclamation Mark
Faxing Documents
Grammar
HIPAA Guidelines
History and Physical Format
Hyphen Use and Word Division
Laboratory Terminology and Normal Values
Letter Format
Manuscripts
Medical Reports
Memos, Minutes, and Other Reports
Metric System
Numbers
Obstetric Terms
Parentheses
Period and Decimal Point
Plural Forms
Possessives
Progress Notes or Chart Notes
Proofreading and Revisions
Question Mark
Quotation Marks
Reference Materials and Publications
Rules to Transcribe by
Semicolon
Slang Expressions and Unusual Medical Terms
Slash
Spacing with Punctuation Marks
Spelling
Symbols
Time
Underlining and Italics
Vitae Format and Preparation
Working From Home
Zip Codes Appendices
Abbreviations Commonly Used
Selected Abbreviations
Brief Forms, Short Forms, and Medical Slang
French Words Used in Medical Records
Genus and Species Names, Clinically Significant Current Taxonomy
Homonyms and Sound-alike Words
Laboratory Terminology and Normal Values
Latin Phrases
Plural Forms
Sound Variations of Syllables
Unusual Medical Terms
Bibliography
Index