The PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE RHIA AND RHIT EXAMINATIONS, 2012 EDITION, is an essential, effective preparation tool for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exams. This comprehensive learning package includes a reader-friendly, content-rich book, along with a CD-ROM featuring additional useful resources and interactive study tools. Thorough and up-to-date, this invaluable guide covers critical information to help you pass your exam and prepare for professional success, including material on current code sets and AHIMA standards, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding, electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, informatics and information systems, privacy and security, legal and ethical considerations, statistics and research, quality and improvement, organization and management, and human resources. In addition to mock exam questions and detailed answer keys, the guide includes study tips, coding case studies, and quizzes and activities linked to AHIMA competencies to help you hone your skills by assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures for a variety of patient settings.
Patricia Schnering is an adjunct instructor of HIM at St. Petersburg College, and serves on its advisory board. In addition to experience as an HIM supervisor and consultant, she is the founder and owner of PRG Publishing Inc., where she published the first Professional Review Guides. Ms. Schering has served as president of GCHIMA and on FHIMA's board of directors, where she twice received the FHIMA Literary Award. She is also a member of AHIMA and the Assembly on Education (AOE). In addition to a B.S.in business administration from the University of South Florida, she is a graduate of the health information management program at St. Petersburg College, and holds both CCS and RHIA certifications.
Introduction. I. Examination Study Strategies and Resources. II. Test-Taking Skills. III. Health Data Content and Standards. IV. Information Retention and Access. V. Classification Systems and Secondary Data Sources. VI. Medical Billing and Reimbursement Systems. VII. Medical Science. VIII. ICD-9-CM Coding. IX. CPT Coding. X. Informatics and Information Systems. XI. Health Information Privacy and Security. XII. Health Law. XIII. Health Statistics and Research. XIV. Quality and Performance Improvement. XV. Organization and Management. XVI. Human Resources. Evaluation Form.