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Virtual Medical Office for Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office (User Guide and Access Code)

Gain realistic experience in a physician's office without leaving the classroom! Virtual Medical Office combines your Fordney: Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 12th Edition textbook, a study guide, and online software to help you develop the critical thinking and decision-making skills you'll need on the job. With 15 virtual patient encounters, Virtual Medical Office begins each study guide lesson with a reading assignment from the text, and then provides exercises offering practice in coding procedures and diagnoses, filing insurance claims, troubleshooting rejected claims, catching common coding errors, evaluating the office's compliance with HIPAA, keeping the policy manual up to date, and much more. Virtual Medical Office provides a safe environment in which you can practice what you are learning in the text!

Paperback, 224 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-323-18896-8


  • Getting Started

    Quick Office Tour

    Detailed Office Tour

    Lesson 1: Role of an Insurance Billing Specialist

    Lesson 2: HIPAA Compliance and Privacy in Insurance Billing

    Lesson 3: Basics of Health Insurance

    Lesson 4: Medical Documentation

    Lesson 5: Diagnostic Coding

    Lesson 6: Procedural Coding

    Lesson 7: The Paper Claim CMS-1500

    Lesson 8: Electronic Data Interchange: Transactions and Security

    Lesson 9: Receiving Payments and Insurance Problem Solving

    Lesson 10: Office and Insurance Collection Strategies

    Lesson 11: The Blue Plans, Private Insurance, and Managed Care Plans

    Lesson 12: Medicare

    Lesson 13: Medicaid and Other State Programs

    Lesson 14: TRICARE and CHAMPVA

    Lesson 15: Workers' Compensation

    Lesson 16: Disability Income Insurance and Disability Benefit Programs

    Lesson 17: Hospital Billing

    Lesson 18: Seeking a Job and Attaining Professional Advancement


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