Kinn's The Administrative Medical Assistant

An Applied Learning Approach

Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant, 8th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative skills essential to working in the health care office. In-depth coverage ranges from professional behavior and interpersonal skills to billing and coding, electronic health records and management of practice finances. Written by administrative medical assisting expert Alexandra Adams, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with exercises and activities, videos, review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams, and an interactive portfolio builder.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-2677-6


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
  18. The Electronic Medical Record
  19. Health Information Management
  20. Privacy in the Physician’s 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. Emergency Preparedness and Assisting with Medical Emergencies
  34. Unit Seven: Career Development

  35. Career Development and Life Skills