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An Applied Learning Approach

By

  • Alexandra Adams, BBA, RMA, CMA (AAMA), MA, Adjunct Instructor, Everest College, Arlington Midcities Campus, Arlington, TX; Professional Writer, Grand Prairie, TX; Formerly, Director of Admissions, Parker College of Chiropractic, Dallas, TX; Formerly, Program Director, Medical Assisting/HIM Programs, Ultrasound Diagnostic School, Irving, TX

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; The most comprehensive front office medical assisting resource available, Kinn's The Administrative Medical Assistant, 7th Edition provides unparalleled coverage of the practical, real-world administrative skills essential to your success in the health care office. This thoroughly updated, fully modernized edition combines current, reliable content with innovative support tools to deliver an engaging learning experience and help you confidently prepare for today's competitive job market.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2010
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3590-7


Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Becoming a Successful Student
  2. The Healthcare Industry
  3. Unit One: Introduction to Medical Assisting

  4. The Medical Assisting Profession
  5. Professional Behavior in the Workplace
  6. Interpersonal Skills and Human Behavior
  7. Medicine and Ethics
  8. Medicine and Law
  9. Unit Two: Administrative Medical Assisting

  10. Computer Concepts
  11. Telephone Techniques
  12. Scheduling Appointments
  13. Patient Reception and Processing
  14. Office Environment and Daily Operations
  15. Written Communications and Mail Processing
  16. Unit Three: Health Information in the Medical Office

  17. The Paper Medical Record (formerly Medical Records Management)
  18. The Electronic Medical Record
  19. Health Information Management
  20. Privacy in the PhysicianÕs Office
  21. Unit Four: Billing and Coding Procedures

  22. Basics of Diagnostic Coding
  23. Basics of Procedure Coding
  24. Basics of Health Insurance
  25. The Health Insurance Claim Form
  26. Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting
  27. Unit Five: Financial and Practice Management

  28. Banking Services and Procedures
  29. Management of Practice Finances
  30. Medical Practice Management and Human Resources
  31. Medical Practice Marketing and Customer Service
  32. Unit Six: Assisting with Medical Specialties

  33. Assisting with Medical Emergencies
  34. Unit Seven: Career Development

  35. Career Development and Life Skills

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