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Workbook for Health Insurance Today, 5th Edition

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Workbook for Health Insurance Today, 5th Edition

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Corresponding to the chapters in Health Insurance Today, 5th Edition, this workbook gives you practice with the skills you will need to succeed as a health insurance professional. Practical assignments reinforce the information in the text, and engaging learning activities and exercises challenge you to apply your knowledge to real-world situations.

    • Performance objectives include hands-on, application-based learning activities with practice in areas such as completing claim forms, posting payments to a patient's ledger, filling out "Release to Return to Work" forms, and filling out Medicare appeals.
    • Critical thinking activities strengthen your ability to apply health insurance concepts to a variety of challenging situations.
    • Defining Chapter Terms activities help you review and understand key terms in each chapter.
    • Chapter assessments test your knowledge of text content with multiple choice, true/false, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and matching questions.
    • Problem solving/collaborative (group) activities emphasize the importance of teamwork in the health care field.
    • Case studies ask you to solve a real-world problem related to health insurance, such as completing a CMS-1500 claim form or explaining how HIPAA could affect someone recently out of work.
    • Application exercises ask you to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world situations.
    • In-class projects and discussion topics enhance your understanding of specific content from the text.
    • Internet Exploration exercises in each chapter help you learn how to perform research online.
      • NEW! Key coverage of new topics includes Medicare, Electronic Health Records, and Version 5010.
      • UPDATED! Additional ICD-10 coding content prepares you for the upcoming switch to the new coding system in October 2015.
      • NEW! Content on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ensures you stay current on these significant healthcare system changes.

      Unit 1: Building a Foundation 1. The Origins of Health Insurance 2. Tools of the Trade: A Career as a Health (Medical) Insurance Professional 3. The Legal and Ethical Side of Medical Insurance 4. Types and Sources of Health Insurance

      Unit 2: Health Insurance Basics 5. Claim Submission Methods 6. Traditional Fee-for-Service/Private Plans 7. Unraveling the Mysteries of Managed Care 8. Understanding Medicaid 9. Conquering Medicare’s Challenges 10. Military Carriers 11. Miscellaneous Carriers: Workers’ Compensation and Disability Insurance

      Unit 3: Cracking the Codes 12. Diagnostic Coding 13. Procedural, Evaluation and Management, and HCPCS Coding   Unit 4: The Claims Process 14. The Patient 15. Keys to Successful Claims Management

      Unit 5: Advanced Application 16. The Role of Computers in Health Insurance 17. Reimbursement Procedures: Getting Paid 18. Hospital Billing and the UB-04 Appendix A: Sample Blank Forms to be Reproduced

      Janet I. Beik, AA, BA, MEd, Southeastern Community College (retired), Administrative Instructor, Medical Assistant Program, West Burlington, IA, USA

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