Health Insurance Handbook

How to Make It Work

Author: Hong Wang,Kimberly Switlick,Christine Ortiz,Beatriz Zurita,Catherine Connor

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 082138953X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 7937

Many countries that subscribe to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have committed to ensuring access to basic health services for their citizens. Health insurance has been considered and promoted as the major financing mechanism to improve access to health services, as well to provide financial risk protection.

Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office

Author: Marilyn Fordney

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032331628X

Category:

Page: 656

View: 415

Stay up on the latest in insurance billing and coding with Marilyn Fordney s Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 14th Edition.Trusted for more than 30 years, this market-leading handbook equips you to succeed as medical insurance specialist in any of today s outpatient settings. Coverage emphasizes the role of the medical insurance specialist in areas such as diagnostic coding, procedural coding, Medicare, HIPAA, and bill collection strategies. As with previous editions, all the plans that are most commonly encountered in clinics and physicians offices are incorporated into the text, as well as icons for different types of payers, lists of key abbreviations, and numerous practice exercises that assist you in accurately filling out claim forms. This new edition also features expanded coverage of ICD-10, electronic medical records, electronic claims submission, and the HIPAA 5010 keeping you one step ahead of the latest practices and protocols of the profession.Key terms are defined and emphasized throughout the text to reinforce understanding of new concepts and terminology.Separate chapter on HIPAA Compliance in Insurance Billing, as well as Compliance Alerts throughout the text highlights important HIPAA compliance issues to ensure readers are compliant with the latest regulations. Emphasis on the business of running a medical office and the importance of the medical insurance specialist details the importance of the medical insurance specialist in the business of the medical office.Increased focus on electronic filing/claims submission prepares readers for the industry-wide transition to electronic claims submission.Separate chapter on documentation in the medical office covers the principles of medical documentation and the rationales for it."Service to Patient" features in most chapters offer examples of good customer service.User resources on the Evolve companion website feature performance checklists, self-assessment quizzes, the Student Software Challenge (with cases on different payer types and an interactive CMS-1500 (02-12) form to fill in). NEW! Expanded coverage of ICD-10 prepares users to code ICD-10 with the planned effective date of October 2015.NEW! Added information on the electronic medical record and electronic claims submission including information on the HIPAA 5010 equips users for the transition between paper and electronic methods of medical records and links the CMS-1500 (02-12) form to the electronic submissions process.NEW! SimChart for the Medical Office (SCMO) application activities on the companion Evolve website adds additional functionality to the insurance module on the SCMO roadmap."

Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office

Author: Marilyn Fordney

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323316328

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 5954

Stay up on the latest in insurance billing and coding with Marilyn Fordney’s Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 14th Edition. Trusted for more than 30 years, this market-leading handbook equips you to succeed as medical insurance specialist in any of today’s outpatient settings. Coverage emphasizes the role of the medical insurance specialist in areas such as diagnostic coding, procedural coding, Medicare, HIPAA, and bill collection strategies. As with previous editions, all the plans that are most commonly encountered in clinics and physicians’ offices are incorporated into the text, as well as icons for different types of payers, lists of key abbreviations, and numerous practice exercises that assist you in accurately filling out claim forms. This new edition also features expanded coverage of ICD-10, electronic medical records, electronic claims submission, and the HIPAA 5010 — keeping you one step ahead of the latest practices and protocols of the profession. Key terms are defined and emphasized throughout the text to reinforce understanding of new concepts and terminology. Separate chapter on HIPAA Compliance in Insurance Billing, as well as Compliance Alerts throughout the text highlights important HIPAA compliance issues to ensure readers are compliant with the latest regulations. Emphasis on the business of running a medical office and the importance of the medical insurance specialist details the importance of the medical insurance specialist in the business of the medical office. Increased focus on electronic filing/claims submission prepares readers for the industry-wide transition to electronic claims submission. Separate chapter on documentation in the medical office covers the principles of medical documentation and the rationales for it. Service to Patient features in most chapters offer examples of good customer service. User resources on the Evolve companion website feature performance checklists, self-assessment quizzes, the Student Software Challenge (with cases on different payer types and an interactive CMS-1500 (02-12) form to fill in). NEW! Expanded coverage of ICD-10 prepares users to code ICD-10 with the planned effective date of October 2015. NEW! Added information on the electronic medical record and electronic claims submission — including information on the HIPAA 5010 — equips users for the transition between paper and electronic methods of medical records and links the CMS-1500 (02-12) form to the electronic submissions process. NEW! SimChart for the Medical Office (SCMO) application activities on the companion Evolve website adds additional functionality to the insurance module on the SCMO roadmap.

Handbook of Micro Health Insurance in Africa

Author: Hans Jürgen Rösner,Gerald Leppert,Philipp Degens,Lisa-Marie Ouedraogo

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643901712

Category: Medical

Page: 457

View: 8439

Micro health insurance is an emerging concept to reduce poverty and social exclusion and improve health care access. The Handbook of Micro Health Insurance in Africa gives an overview of the challenges and needs in the field of micro health insurance. Focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa, where universal social health protection still has a way to go, the Handbook provides an introduction to the relatively new and promising approach of micro insurance as a risk management tool for low-income households, between the market, self-help, and the state. This book is an output of the project Pro MHI Africa, which is funded by the European Union and directed by the University of Cologne in cooperation with the University of Botswana, the University of Ghana, and the University of Malawi. (Series: Social Protection in Health. Challenges, Needs and Solutions in International Health Care Financing - Vol. 1)

The Complete Small Group Health Insurance Handbook

Author: William Y. Wilson

Publisher: Essentialbooks

ISBN: 9780963190543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 4464

Small group health insurance is America's most popular, confusing, & expensive employee benefit. Now there's a book that explains small group so anyone can understand it. The Small Group Handbook is the first & only comprehensive guide on this critical subject. It contains plain-English explanations, practical advice, definitions, & action checklists in a user-friendly Q&A format. Small Business owners will value this essential reference book as a "bookshelf benefits manager" vital to their companies. Essentialbooks Publishing Company, P.O. Box 109057, Chicago, IL 60610.

Fordney's Medical Insurance Dictionary for Billers and Coders

Author: Marilyn Fordney

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437722431

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 3250

Over 7,500 terms, definitions, and acronyms for medical insurance, billing and coding (MIBC) make this the perfect pocket dictionary for both students and practitioners in the MIBC professions! With its small size and concise definitions, this dictionary is ideal for use in class and in the medical office. Practical, consistent alphabetical organization with no subentries and screened thumb tabs make it easy to find the information you need. Etymologies for most entries help you understand the origins of the terminology and build your professional vocabulary. A list of commonly used abbreviations printed in the front and back covers make this your go-to reference for everyday practice.

Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office

Author: Marilyn Takahashi Fordney,Linda L. French

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721695181

Category: Medical

Page: 663

View: 4063

INSURANCE HANDBOOK FOR THE MEDICAL OFFICE is a key text for medical administrative assisting, medical front office programs, or those who wish to become insurance billing specialists, claims assistance professionals, or electronic claims processors for physicians' practices and hospital outpatient clinics. Those already practicing in this area will also find this text beneficial, as will health claims examiner programs. The goal of this extremely up-to-date text is to increase efficiency and streamline administrative procedures for the most exasperating aspect of the doctor's office routine: insurance billing. This text offers guidance for all aspects of submitting, tracing, appealing, and transmitting claims for today's full range of health plans. Important coverage of diagnostic coding, procedural coding, office and insurance collection strategies, Medicare, Managed Care, and more is presented. Additionally, a free CD-ROM featuring the HCFA-1500 claim form is included with the book. The CD-ROM contains 10 scored patient case studies with related insurance information so that the student can practice completing the HCFA-1500 claim form in a fun, interactive format.

Workbook for Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office - E-Book

Author: Marilyn Fordney

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292275

Category: Medical

Page: 584

View: 9397

Gain real-world practice in insurance billing and coding! Corresponding to the chapters in Fordney’s Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 13th Edition, this workbook provides realistic, hands-on exercises that help you apply concepts and develop critical thinking skills. Study tools include chapter overviews, key terms, chapter review exercises, and case study assignments. Key terms and abbreviations lists at the beginning of each chapter provide a quick reference to the health insurance terminology you need to know. Critical thinking assignments help you connect theory to practice with real-world scenarios. Self-study exercises – including matching, true/false, multiple-choice, mix and match, and fill-in-the-blank questions – help you practice important concepts. Performance objectives make learning easy by highlighting what you need to accomplish in each chapter. Study outlines focus your review by listing key points for each chapter UPDATED content reflects changes in the text, ensuring you have the latest guidelines and regulations for medical insurance billing and coding available. UPDATED coverage of key health insurance topics includes HIPAA compliance, the HITECH Act, health reform of 2010, electronic health records, NUCC standards, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Incentive Program, meaningful use, and CPT 2013. NEW CMS-1500 (02-12) claim form includes block-by-block explanations and examples. UPDATED ICD-10 coding information prepares you for the ICD-10 transition. UPDATED self-assessment quizzes on Evolve test your knowledge of the material in each chapter. UPDATED guidelines for the filing and submission of electronic claims include sample screenshots, preparing you for the future of the medical office.

Workbook for Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office

Author: Marilyn Fordney

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323263011

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 8827

Get real-life practice in insurance billing and coding! Corresponding to the chapters in Fordney's Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 12th Edition, this workbook provides realistic, hands-on exercises that help you apply concepts and develop important critical-thinking skills. Study tools include chapter overviews, key terms, chapter review exercises, and workbook assignments. A companion Evolve website includes patient simulations for additional practice in real-world billing. Online Student Software Challenge contains 10 patient cases that you can use to complete the CMS-1500 claim form. Performance objectives make learning easier by highlighting what you need to accomplish in each chapter. Key Terms and Key Abbreviations provide a quick reference to the health insurance terminology you need to know. Study outline focuses your review by listing key points for each chapter in the textbook. Self-study review exercises include matching, true/false, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions to help you practice and remember important material. Critical-thinking assignments help you apply theory to practice, using short, real-world scenarios to prepare you for working in today's medical office. Evolve resources include the Student Software Challenge, self-assessment quizzes, and web links for further research and study. Updated content ensures that you review and practice using the latest guidelines and regulations for insurance billing and coding.

The 2013 Domestic Attorney's Handbook to the South Carolina Employee Health Insurance Program

Author: Rhett D. Burney

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468926314

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9832

If you have ever represented a teacher or anyone else employed by the State of South Carolina in a divorce, you must be familiar with the information in this guide. The 2013 Domestic Attorney's Handbook to the South Carolina Employee Health Insurance Program is a lawyer's guide to the health insurance benefits provided to those who are/were employed by the State of South Carolina. It is intended to bring to the attention of practicing domestic attorneys the potential issues and pitfalls that they may encounter when representing clients who may be eligible for state health insurance benefits. -Jackson Grey Publishing

Workbook for Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office

Author: Marilyn Fordney

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9780323316279

Category:

Page: 576

View: 7809

Gain real-world practice in insurance billing and coding with Fordney's Workbook for Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 14th Edition. This user-friendly workbook features realistic, hands-on exercises to help you apply concepts and develop critical thinking skills. Study tools include performance objectives, key terms, abbreviation lists, study outlines, critical thinking assignments, and more. Performance objectives are carried throughout the chapter to help users identify what needs to be accomplished for that chapter. Critical thinking assignments contains questions in the form of short, real-world vignettes to assist users in applying theory learned from the textbook. Self-study exercises include fill-in-the-blank, mix-and-match, multiple-choice, and true/false questions. Key terms and abbreviations lists at beginning of each chapter help to teach and reinforce new concepts and terminology. Study outlines covering the key points for each chapter in the textbook guide effective note taking during classroom lecture. NEW! Updated content reflects changes in the main text.

Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office - Text and Workbook Package

Author: Marilyn Fordney

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9780323316910

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8544

Stay up on the latest in insurance billing and coding with Marilyn Fordney s Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 14th Edition.Trusted for more than 30 years, this market-leading handbook equips you to succeed as medical insurance specialist in any of today s outpatient settings. Coverage emphasizes the role of the medical insurance specialist in areas such as diagnostic coding, procedural coding, Medicare, HIPAA, and bill collection strategies. As with previous editions, all the plans that are most commonly encountered in clinics and physicians offices are incorporated into the text, as well as icons for different types of payers, lists of key abbreviations, and numerous practice exercises that assist you in accurately filling out claim forms. This new edition also features expanded coverage of ICD-10, electronic medical records, electronic claims submission, and the HIPAA 5010 - keeping you one step ahead of the latest practices and protocols of the profession.Key terms are defined and emphasized throughout the text to reinforce understanding of new concepts and terminology.Separate chapter on HIPAA Compliance in Insurance Billing, as well as Compliance Alerts throughout the text highlights important HIPAA compliance issues to ensure readers are compliant with the latest regulations. Emphasis on the business of running a medical office and the importance of the medical insurance specialist details the importance of the medical insurance specialist in the business of the medical office.Increased focus on electronic filing/claims submission prepares readers for the industry-wide transition to electronic claims submission.Separate chapter on documentation in the medical office covers the principles of medical documentation and the rationales for it."Service to Patient" features in most chapters offer examples of good customer service.User resources on the Evolve companion website feature performance checklists, self-assessment quizzes, the Student Software Challenge (with cases on different payer types and an interactive CMS-1500 (02-12) form to fill in). NEW Expanded coverage of ICD-10 prepares users to code ICD-10 with the planned effective date of October 2015.NEW Added information on the electronic medical record and electronic claims submission - including information on the HIPAA 5010 - equips users for the transition between paper and electronic methods of medical records and links the CMS-1500 (02-12) form to the electronic submissions process.NEW SimChart for the Medical Office (SCMO) application activities on the companion Evolve website adds additional functionality to the insurance module on the SCMO roadmap."

Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office

Author: Marilyn Fordney

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9781437714616

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 3130

This money saving package includes the 11th edition of Medical Insurance Online for Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office (User Guide and Access Code) and Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office Textbook.

Student Workbook to Accompany Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office

Author: Marilyn Fordney,Linda L. French,Karen Hawkins

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9780721605180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 312

Realistic, hands-on exercises prepare students to work effectively in the managed care environment with all types of insurance claims. Self-study review questions and complete, competency-based tests are presented. Easily removable sample practice forms are provided, as well as case study information and practice exercises. Available separately.