Kinn's The Administrative Medical Assistant - 14th Edition - ISBN: 9780323613651, 9780323613668

Kinn's The Administrative Medical Assistant

14th Edition

An Applied Learning Approach

Authors: Brigitte Niedzwiecki Julie Pepper P. Ann Weaver
Paperback ISBN: 9780323613651
Paperback ISBN: 9780323721516
eBook ISBN: 9780323613668
eBook ISBN: 9780323613675
eBook ISBN: 9780323613682
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 12th November 2019
Page Count: 568
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Description

More than any other product on the market, the most successful Medical Assistants begin their careers with Kinn. Trusted for more than 60 years, Kinn's The Administrative Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach, 14th Edition teaches you real-world administrative skills essential for a career in the modern medical office – always with a focus on application through unfolding case scenarios, critical thinking questions, procedure videos, and interactive exercises. The reorganized 14th edition includes expanded content on topics from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding, electronic health records, and practice management as well as a new chapter reviewing medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathology. With an easy-to-read style and practical focus, paired with a full complement of separately sold adaptive solutions, real-world simulations, EHR documentation experience, and HESI remediation and assessment — you’ll learn the leading skills to prepare for certification and a successful career in the dynamic and growing Medical Assisting profession.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of all administrative procedures prepares you to run a medical office.
  • 65 step-by-step illustrated procedures with rationales break down key administrative skills to master.
  • Applied approach to learning helps you use what you’ve learned in a real-world setting, including case scenarios, critical thinking exercises, procedures videos, and interactive online activities.
  • Thorough EHR coverage with access to hands-on activities incorporates use of SimChart® for the Medical Office software (sold separately) designed to ensure that you are practice-ready.
  • Key vocabulary terms and definitions are presented at the beginning of each chapter and highlighted in text discussions.
  • Summary of Learning Objectives serves as a checkpoint and study tool.
  • Robust companion website includes chapter quizzes, sample certification exams, procedures videos, and interactive exercises.
  • Patient education and legal and ethical features help relate content to practical use.

Table of Contents

PART 1 – Introduction to Medical Assisting
1.The Professional Medical Assistant and the Healthcare Team
2.Therapeutic Communication
3.Legal Principles
4.Healthcare Laws
5.Healthcare Ethics
6.Introduction to Anatomy and Medical Terminology
7.Patient Coaching

PART 2 – Fundamentals of Ambulatory Care Administration
8.Technology
9.Written Communication
10.Telephone Techniques
11.Scheduling Appointments and Patient Processing
12.Health Records
13.Daily Operations and Safety
14.Principles of Pharmacology

PART 3 – Coding and Medical Billing
15.Health Insurance Essentials
16.Diagnostic Coding Essentials
17.Procedural Coding Essentials
18.Medical Billing and Reimbursement Essentials

PART 4 – Advanced Ambulatory Care Administration
19.Patient Accounts and Practice Management
20.Advanced Roles in Administration

PART 5 – Assisting with Medical Specialties
21.Medical Emergencies

PART 6 – Job Seeking
22.Skills and Strategies

Glossary
Index

Details

No. of pages:
568
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2020
Published:
12th November 2019
Imprint:
Saunders
Paperback ISBN:
9780323613651
Paperback ISBN:
9780323721516
eBook ISBN:
9780323613668
eBook ISBN:
9780323613675
eBook ISBN:
9780323613682

About the Authors

Brigitte Niedzwiecki

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Assistant Program Director & Instructor, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Julie Pepper

Julie Pepper, BS, CMA (AAMA), has spent her entire career in health care, first as a medical assistant in a variety of offices and clinics, developing expertise in the electronic health record. She combines her education in dietetics with her clinical and administrative experience as an instructor in the Medical Assisting program at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Wisconsin, where she has taught for the past 18 years. Julie is also the program director for the college’s new Health Navigator program.

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Assistant Instructor, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

P. Ann Weaver

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Assistant Instructor, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin