Michelle A. Green is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Physical and Life Sciences Department of the College of Technology at Alfred State College. An active member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Ms. Green has been recognized for both teaching and for her significant contributions to the Health Information Management profession. She has earned numerous awards, including the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Alfred State College's Alumni Association Teacher of the Year, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and the FORE Triumph Educator Award from the AHIMA. Ms. Green is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA), and a Certified Procedural Coder (CPC). She earned a BS from Daemen College and an MPS degree from Alfred University. Ms. Green has authored ESSENTIALS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT in addition to this book.
Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement (with Cengage EncoderPro.com Demo Printed Access Card) / Edition 12by Michelle A. Green
Understanding Health Insurance, 12th Edition, is the essential learning tool your students need when preparing for a career in medical insurance billing. This comprehensive and easy-to-understand text is fully-updated with the latest code sets and guidelines, and covers important topics in the field like managed care, legal and regulatory issues, coding systems,… See more details below
Understanding Health Insurance, 12th Edition, is the essential learning tool your students need when preparing for a career in medical insurance billing. This comprehensive and easy-to-understand text is fully-updated with the latest code sets and guidelines, and covers important topics in the field like managed care, legal and regulatory issues, coding systems, reimbursement methods, medical necessity, and common health insurance plans. The twelfth edition has been updated to include new legislation that affects healthcare, ICD-10-CM coding, implementing the electronic health record, the Medical Integrity Program (MIP), medical review process, and more. The practice exercises in each chapter provide plenty of review, and the accompanying workbook provides even more application-based assignments and additional case studies for reinforcement. Includes free online SimClaim™ CMS-1500 claims completion software, and free-trial access to Optum's EncoderPro.com--Expert encoder software.
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Table of Contents
1. Health Insurance Specialist Career. 2. Introduction to Health Insurance. 3. Managed Healthcare. 4. Processing an Insurance Claim. 5. Legal and Regulatory Issues. 6. ICD-10-CM Coding. 7. CPT Coding. 8. HCPCS Level II Coding. 9. CMS Reimbursement Methodologies. 10. Coding for Medical Necessity. 11. Essential CMS-1500 Claim Instructions. 12. Commercial Insurance. 13. Blue Cross Blue Shield. 14. Medicare. 15. Medicaid. 16. TRICARE. 17. Workers' Compensation. Appendices. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.
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