Medical Insurance Online for Health Insurance Today, 3rd Edition
Online Course

Medical Insurance Online for Health Insurance Today, 3rd Edition


Newly revised to follow the 3rd Edition of Janet Beik's easy-to-follow text Health Insurance Today, Medical Insurance Online is a practical, user-friendly online course that prepares you for a successful career as a health insurance professional. Eighteen modules correspond to the 18 chapters in the text, with short instructional segments followed by numerous application activities based on medical records from real-life case studies. This course teaches you how to abstract information from the patient's chart to complete the CMS-1500 and submit paper claims, and also keeps you fully up to date with electronic claims filing, HIPAA, electronic health records, and the latest industry standards.

  • Interactive exercises and activities — including multiple choice, matching, short answer, image analysis, true or false, and case studies — offer multiple opportunities to recall and apply medical insurance concepts such as the cycle, organization, and completion of the claim form.

  • An extensive glossary allows you to click on a term and read the definition at any time during the course.

  • Definitions of key terms are available by clicking on bolded and linked terms within the text.

  • Hyperlinks that take you instantly to related web sites and to other Elsevier resources for further study.

  • Reading assignments from the text for each lesson clearly connect textbook content with application and hands-on learning in the online course.

  • Automatically scored and graded quizzes and exams allow you to evaluate your mastery of each module's content.

  • Clear directions help you navigate through the modules and complete the course.

Tell us what you think! At the end of the course, you'll be offered a brief survey regarding your opinion of the features and usability of the course. Your constructive feedback helps us continue to improve our online courses!

    • Online modules correspond to each chapter of the text, making the course easier to follow.

    • Sample medical records accompany each case study, challenging you to look for information in the medical record and practice abstracting relevant information from the patient's chart.

    1 The Origins of Health Insurance

    2 Tools of the Trade: A Career as a Health Insurance Professional

    3 The Legal and Ethical Side of Medical Insurance

    4 Types and Sources of Health Insurance

    5 The "Universal" Claim Form: The CMS-1500

    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: TRICARE and CHAMPVA

    11 Miscellaneous Carriers: Workers Compensation and Disability Insurance

    12 Diagnostic Coding

    13 Procedural, Evaluation and Management, and HCPCS Coding

    14 The Patient

    15 The Claim

    16 The Role of Computers in Health Insurance

    17 Reimbursement Procedures: Getting Paid

    18 Hospital Billing and the UB-04

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


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