Description : This all-in-one textbook/workbook features practical information on medical office administrative procedures, skills, and equipment. It clearly details the important role played by medical office employees, showing the importance of being a multi-skilled front office professional. Problem-solving and team-building exercises are integrated into each chapter, enabling students to check their progress on application of topics as they progress through the material. The FREE CD-ROM included with the text simulates real-world scenarios in a contemporary office setting. Applicable CD-ROM exercises also appear in the chapter-ending review sections. The unique worktext format provides all text and exercises students need to master key administrative medical front office theory and skills. An outline of the AAMA (CMA) and AMT (RMA) defined entry-level competencies are specifically covered in each chapter, so students know where to focus their attention as they read and study. Practical activities and exercises in a variety of formats appear at the end of each chapter, helping students understand and apply material as well as develop critical thinking skills. Procedure boxes in applicable chapters offer step-by-step instructions on how to perform specific administrative tasks. A complete list of procedures is featured in the front of the text. Checkpoints throughout the text offer short, critical thinking review questions of previously learned material. Answers to the questions appear in the back of the book in an appendix. Competency checklists in an appendix spell out the individual steps required to complete a full range of administrative procedures so the instructor or student can evaluate performance. Boxes entitled You are the Medical Administrative Assistant feature critical thinking questions associated with a case scenario.
Description : Using a clear, hands-on approach to learning front office skills, Medical Office Administration, 4th edition prepares you for a successful career as an administrative medical office assistant. Performing procedures with SimChart® for the Medical Office (SCMO), you’ll practice day-to-day tasks as if you were in an actual office setting. This new edition adds updated content to support use of the electronic health record, new Affordable Care Act information, Insurance/Billing/Coding content, and SCMO activities woven throughout the text. Covering administrative tasks from appointment scheduling to medical billing, this work text helps you develop the knowledge and skills you need to think critically and respond confidently to the challenges you’ll encounter on the job. A conversational writing style makes it easier for you to read and understand the material. Stopping points provide you with thought-provoking questions or activities to break up the narrative in manageable segments. HIPAA Hints ensure that you comply with HIPAA mandates. Real-world examples apply important concepts to the medical office setting. Interactive electronic procedure checklists spell out the individual steps required to complete a full range of administrative procedures, and are based on CAAHEP competencies. NEW! SimChart® for the Medical Office (SCMO) throughout text allows you to practice common administrative tasks with real-world office management software. NEW! Coverage of the Affordable Care Act and ICD-10 prepares you for what you’ll encounter on the job. NEW! Medical Assisting mapping tables tie into CAAHEP and ABHES competencies. NEW! High-quality illustrations and updated screenshots helps reinforce content.
Description : Gain real-world practice in insurance billing and coding! Corresponding to the chapters in Fordney’s Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 13th Edition, this workbook provides realistic, hands-on exercises that help you apply concepts and develop critical thinking skills. Study tools include chapter overviews, key terms, chapter review exercises, and case study assignments. Key terms and abbreviations lists at the beginning of each chapter provide a quick reference to the health insurance terminology you need to know. Critical thinking assignments help you connect theory to practice with real-world scenarios. Self-study exercises – including matching, true/false, multiple-choice, mix and match, and fill-in-the-blank questions – help you practice important concepts. Performance objectives make learning easy by highlighting what you need to accomplish in each chapter. Study outlines focus your review by listing key points for each chapter UPDATED content reflects changes in the text, ensuring you have the latest guidelines and regulations for medical insurance billing and coding available. UPDATED coverage of key health insurance topics includes HIPAA compliance, the HITECH Act, health reform of 2010, electronic health records, NUCC standards, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Incentive Program, meaningful use, and CPT 2013. NEW CMS-1500 (02-12) claim form includes block-by-block explanations and examples. UPDATED ICD-10 coding information prepares you for the ICD-10 transition. UPDATED self-assessment quizzes on Evolve test your knowledge of the material in each chapter. UPDATED guidelines for the filing and submission of electronic claims include sample screenshots, preparing you for the future of the medical office.
Description : Stay up on the latest in insurance billing and coding with Marilyn Fordney’s Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 14th Edition. Trusted for more than 30 years, this market-leading handbook equips you to succeed as medical insurance specialist in any of today’s outpatient settings. Coverage emphasizes the role of the medical insurance specialist in areas such as diagnostic coding, procedural coding, Medicare, HIPAA, and bill collection strategies. As with previous editions, all the plans that are most commonly encountered in clinics and physicians’ offices are incorporated into the text, as well as icons for different types of payers, lists of key abbreviations, and numerous practice exercises that assist you in accurately filling out claim forms. This new edition also features expanded coverage of ICD-10, electronic medical records, electronic claims submission, and the HIPAA 5010 — keeping you one step ahead of the latest practices and protocols of the profession. Key terms are defined and emphasized throughout the text to reinforce understanding of new concepts and terminology. Separate chapter on HIPAA Compliance in Insurance Billing, as well as Compliance Alerts throughout the text highlights important HIPAA compliance issues to ensure readers are compliant with the latest regulations. Emphasis on the business of running a medical office and the importance of the medical insurance specialist details the importance of the medical insurance specialist in the business of the medical office. Increased focus on electronic filing/claims submission prepares readers for the industry-wide transition to electronic claims submission. Separate chapter on documentation in the medical office covers the principles of medical documentation and the rationales for it. Service to Patient features in most chapters offer examples of good customer service. User resources on the Evolve companion website feature performance checklists, self-assessment quizzes, the Student Software Challenge (with cases on different payer types and an interactive CMS-1500 (02-12) form to fill in). NEW! Expanded coverage of ICD-10 prepares users to code ICD-10 with the planned effective date of October 2015. NEW! Added information on the electronic medical record and electronic claims submission — including information on the HIPAA 5010 — equips users for the transition between paper and electronic methods of medical records and links the CMS-1500 (02-12) form to the electronic submissions process. NEW! SimChart for the Medical Office (SCMO) application activities on the companion Evolve website adds additional functionality to the insurance module on the SCMO roadmap.
Description : Written in a clear, engaging style, Plunkett's Procedures for the Medical Administrative Assistant, 5th Edition provides instruction for all the essential office procedures required by today's medical office administrative assistants in Canada -- whether they work in a medical office, a complementary care office, or in a hospital setting. It contains the most current information available in the field, and specifically reflects health care in Canada. Chapters address the diverse skills and knowledge required by a medical office administrative assistant, such as good communication, privacy, customer service, stress management, medical transcription, filing, appointment booking, physical and virtual meetings, billing (ICD-10-CA), and more. This new edition covers Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and features an eye-catching new four colour design and a new Evolve companion site with invaluable instructor and student resources. Written in an accessible, clear, engaging, and easy to understand style. Key terms, learning objectives, end-of-chapter assignments, and discussion questions throughout. Examples and exercises delve deeper into topic areas. Extensive offering of working papers and templates allow for extra practice on tasks and scenarios encountered in the medical office environment. Quintessentially Canadian content and viewpoint. Continuation of the beloved Dr. Plunkett theme. NEW! Four Colour design with new art programme better illustrates current concepts and improves readability and visual appeal. UPDATED! Expanded coverage of healthcare plans across Canada. NEW! Coverage of Electronic Medical Records (EMR). NEW! Evolve site including chapter review questions, review questions, videos, forms and templates, audio glossary, and more! UPDATED! Reflects contemporary standards, technological tools, and terminology used in day-to-day modern health care practice. NEW! New and revised learning tools - including: learning objectives, key terms, assignment boxes, tips, critical thinking boxes, and Did You Know boxes. UPDATED! Reflects current privacy legislation (PIPEDA) and changes to provincial and territorial Freedom of Information acts. NEW! Chapter order and comprehensive Table of Contents.
Description : Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 12th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to working in the health care setting. Administrative coverage ranges from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding and electronic health records; clinical content teaches how to assist with medications, diagnostic procedures, and surgeries. And no other comprehensive medical assisting text can match its coverage of assisting with medical specialties! Written by medical assisting experts Alexandra Adams and Deborah Proctor, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with practical exercises and activities, videos, and review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams. More chapters on assisting with medical specialties than any other Medical Assisting text prepare you to assist in specialty exams and make you better qualified to work in specialty fields like cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and neurology. Step-by-step, illustrated procedures make it easier to learn and understand medical assisting skills, and include rationales for each step. Threaded case scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply concepts to realistic administrative and clinical situations. Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job. A Portfolio Builder on the Evolve website helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers. Detailed learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions in each chapter help you study more effectively, with connections icons linking concepts in the text to exercises in the study guide and on the Evolve companion website. Study Guide includes a variety of exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills, case scenarios from the book, and a Procedure Checklists Manual. Sold separately. NEW! Charting examples within the procedures are highlighted for easier learning. UPDATED coverage of the Electronic Health Record ensures that you are familiar with the technology you'll use on the job. UPDATED content on alternative therapies and treatment includes the latest herbal remedies such as red rice yeast for lowering cholesterol, St. John’s Wort for depression, and probiotic bacteria for GI maladies.
Description : This full-color text prepares dental professionals to promptly and proactively recognize and manage medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office. It details how to anticipate potential emergencies and what resources must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. The book is arranged in eight sections concentrating on topics such as prevention of emergencies through patient evaluation (medical history) and specific types of more common emergencies that practitioners may encounter. Algorithms located in the appendices provide step-by-step diagrams showing the decision-making process in each of several common emergency situations. PABCD boxes throughout text remind the reader of American Heart Association guidelines on Positioning, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, and Definitive management and explain the relevance of these guidelines to the topic being discussed. Chapters are organized into sections based upon types of common emergency situations. Chapter on Preparation includes an updated emergency drug and equipment kit to reflect materials that are safe and currently available on the market. Full-color drawings and updated photographs add realism to situations and equipment. Information on AEDs (Automated Electronic Defibrillators) explains why these should be mandatory in every dental practice and describes how to use these devices properly. A Pediatric Considerations chapter covers pediatric CPR and guidelines for basic life support. A Medicolegal Considerations chapter discusses topics such as theories of liability, definitions of emergencies and standards, and limitations and requirements of the doctor-patient relationship. An Evolve® website contains the Instructor's Resource Manual, an electronic image collection, and an ExamView® test bank.
Description : Saunders Essentials of Medical Assisting, 2nd Edition, is designed to give you just the right amount of the essential information you need to prepare for your career as a medical assistant. It covers all of the need-to-know information in an organized, approachable format. The condensed information is perfect for shorter programs of study and as a review tool for certification or re-certification for practicing medical assistants. Full-color and visually oriented, this text presents information in manageable segments that give you all the relevant facts, without being overwhelming. With the most up-to-date information on basic body systems; foundational concepts such as medical terminology, nutrition, and full coverage of office concepts and procedures, you’ll have everything you need to know to begin your Medical Assisting career with confidence. Full-color design is visually stimulating and great for visual learners. Helpful studying features guide students through the material, such as: Learning Objectives for every chapter, Key Information summarized in tables throughout the text, and emphasized Key Words! Practical Applications case studies at the beginning of each chapter quickly introduce students to real-life Medical Assisting. Word Parts and Abbreviations at the end of the Anatomy and Physiology sections reinforce learned medical terminology. Illustrated step-by-step Procedures, with charting examples and rationales, show how to perform and document administrative and clinical procedures. UPDATED information on Medical Office Technology prepares students for jobs in today’s modern, and often hectic, medical offices. NEW Disaster Preparedness content demonstrates how medical offices can work closely with community and health departments during an emergency. Newly organized information emphasizes foundational areas of knowledge, with new chapters on Nutrition, Phlebotomy (Venipuncture), and Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems.
Description : ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING, 7E, is the most comprehensive learning package available for front-office medical assisting, featuring step-by-step procedures for job skills and the development of critical thinking through real-life scenarios. This proven package includes in-depth coverage of essential administrative competencies including professional and career responsibilities, interpersonal communications, records management, written communications, financial administration, and managing the office. Updated to reflect the latest accreditation and certification standards, this robust resource also features new or updated content in every chapter, including the latest requirements for skill competency, technology, insurance regulations and health care reform, and legal compliance essential for medical assistants to succeed as 21st-century allied health professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : You might know how to properly bill patients, draw blood, or code in a professional work environment, but are you prepared to find and keep your next job? Using an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow format, Job Readiness for Health Professionals: Soft Skills Strategies for Success gives you an advantage in the job market by guiding you through what you need to know to master the essential soft skills — such as professional habits, attitudes, and personality traits — needed for every entry-level healthcare job. If you want long-term success as a working professional, then this book is for you! Critical thinking exercises woven throughout skills include multidisciplinary scenarios from the field. What If? boxes feature short scenarios for the you to think about how you would handle a situation in the workplace. Case studies use fictional vignettes to illustrate the issues involved with the specific skills. Down a Dark Road vignettes illustrate what can go terribly wrong when a skill is ignored or not mastered. Behavioral objectives provided for mastering each skill. Worktext format with journaling activities give you opportunities for self reflection on your skills progress. Experiential Exercises are actions or experiments that you can perform on your own to gain a deeper appreciation for the skill. Cross Currents with Other Skills cross references related skills, pointing out the synergies and connections between them.