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Overview

Health Information Technology Basics gives your students an introduction to the fundamental concepts of the health information technology profession. Perfect for introductory courses where core material in the health information profession is being introduced, this book is written for associate degree level HIT programs at technical, community, or career colleges.

The text begins with an introduction to the U.S. health care system and explores career opportunities within the health information profession. The health record is dissected and its many components are carefully reviewed. The book also examines various formats of the medical record and analyzes the advantage and disadvantages of the EHR. Finally, the text covers medical terminologies and classification systems and outlines the basics of reimbursement systems.

Features:

Each chapter begins with learning objectives and key terms to give the reader a synopsis of what he/she should expect to learn.
Additional resources are listed at the end of each chapter for further exploration of the information covered in the chapter.
A glossary is included for quick reference of main terms presented throughout the text.
An accompanying Instructor’s Manual provides review exercises which recap the important points as well as lab assignments that allow students to apply the information in a practical setting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763746872
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/21/2008
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery Systems 1

Healthcare Dynamics 3

Healthcare Challenges 9

Healthcare Settings 12

Healthcare Professions 15

Continuum of Care 19

Licensure, Accreditation, and Certification 22

Healthcare Agencies, Organizations, and Associations 24

Ch. 2 Acute Care Facilities 31

Types of Hospitals 32

Hospital Ownership 35

Organization of Hospitals 35

Hospital Accreditation 41

Ch. 3 The Health Information Technology Profession 47

Career Opportunities 49

Professional Organizations 54

HIM Certifications 61

Career Development 62

Ch. 4 The Health Record 73

Purpose of the Health Record 74

Documentation Guidelines 75

Format of the Health Record 80

Regulatory Compliance in E-Health 86

Content of the Health Record 89

Ch. 5 Medical Terminologies and Classification Systems 103

Medical Terminologies 104

Classification Systems 107

ICD-9-CM Coding System 107

CPT Coding System 113

Ch. 6 Reimbursement Methodologies 117

Managed Care 118

Blue Cross and Blue Shield 123

Medicare 127

Medicaid 134

TRICARE and the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs 138

Workers' Compensation 144

Glossary of Main Terms 151

App. A American Health Information Management Association Codes of Ethical Conduct 159

App. B The American Academy of Professional Coders Medical Coding Code of Ethics 161

App. C Sample Health Information Management Job Descriptions 163

Index 169

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