Health Insurance Today - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780323188173, 9780323262453

Health Insurance Today

5th Edition

A Practical Approach

Authors: Janet Beik
eBook ISBN: 9780323262453
eBook ISBN: 9780323262446
Paperback ISBN: 9780323188173
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 10th October 2014
Page Count: 528
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Description

With an emphasis on preparing and filing claims electronically, Health Insurance Today, 4th Edition features completely updated content on ICD-10 coding, ARRA, HI-TECH, Version 5010, electronic health records, the Health Insurance Reform Act, and more. The friendly writing style and clear learning objectives help you understand and retain important information, with review questions and activities that encourage critical thinking and practical application of key concepts.

Key Features

  • Clear, attainable learning objectives help you focus on the most important information.
  • What Did You Learn? review questions allow you to ensure you understand the material already presented before moving on to the next section.
  • Direct, conversational writing style makes reading fun and concepts easier to understand.
  • Imagine This! scenarios help you understand how information in the book applies to real-life situations.
  • Stop and Think exercises challenge you to use your critical thinking skills to solve a problem or answer a question.
  • HIPAA Tips emphasize the importance of privacy and following government rules and regulations.
  • Chapter summaries relate to learning objectives, provide a thorough review of key content, and allow you to quickly find information for further review.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Building a Foundation
1. The Origins of Health Insurance
2. Tools of the Trade: A Career as a Health (Medical) Insurance Professional
3. The Legal and Ethical Side of Medical Insurance
4. Types and Sources of Health Insurance

Unit 2: Health Insurance Basics
5. Claim Submission Methods
6. Traditional Fee-for-Service/Private Plans
7. Unraveling the Mysteries of Managed Care
8. Understanding Medicaid
9. Conquering Medicare’s Challenges
10. Military Carriers
11. Miscellaneous Carriers: Workers’ Compensation and Disability Insurance

Unit 3: Cracking the Codes
12. Diagnostic Coding
13. Procedural, Evaluation and Management, and HCPCS Coding
 
Unit 4: The Claims Process
14. The Patient
15. Keys to Successful Claims Management

Unit 5: Advanced Application
16. The Role of Computers in Health Insurance
17. Reimbursement Procedures: Getting Paid
18. Hospital Billing and the UB-04
Appendix A: Sample Blank CMS-1500 (02-12)
Appendix B: CMS-1500 Claim Forms and Completion Instructions
Appendix C: UB-04 Claim Form and Completion Instructions
Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323262453
eBook ISBN:
9780323262446
Paperback ISBN:
9780323188173

About the Author

Janet Beik

Affiliations and Expertise

Southeastern Community College (retired), Administrative Instructor, Medical Assistant Program, West Burlington, IA, USA