The definitive guide to starting a successful career in medical billing and coding With the healthcare sector growing at breakneck speed—it’s currently the largest employment sector in the U.S. and expanding fast—medical billing and coding specialists are more essential than ever. These critical experts, also known as medical records and health information technicians, keep systems working smoothly by ensuring patient billing and insurance data are accurately and efficiently administered. This updated edition provides everything you need to begin—and then excel in—your chosen career. From finding the right study course and the latest certification requirements to industry standard practices and insider tips for dealing with government agencies and insurance companies, Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies has you completely covered. Find out about the flexible employment options available and how to qualify Understand the latest updates to the ICD-10 Get familiar with ethical and legal issues Discover ways to stay competitive and get ahead The prognosis is good—get this book today and set yourself up with the perfect prescription for a bright, secure, and financially healthy future!

Author ,
Isbn 1119625467
Genre Medical
Year 2019-11-08
Pages 352
Language English
File format PDF

Medical Terminology and Anatomy for ICD-10 Coding integrates expanded anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology coverage with the latest medical terminology you need to correctly code in ICD-10. The ICD-10-CM classification system serves as the structure for organizing diseases and disorders, with carefully drawn, well-labeled illustrations to help you visualize the associated anatomy. ICD-10 coding guidelines and notes, along with electronic medical records and integrated exercises are interspersed throughout the text. A robust Evolve site includes games, activities, and animations to reinforce learning. Medical terminology specifically tailored to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS guidelines supply you with an excellent foundation for learning the medical terminology related to ICD-10-CM. Learn all the anatomy and physiology necessary to be able to understand medical reports and code accurately in ICD-10-CM/PCS. Pathology terms organized by ICD-10 disease and disorder categories let you learn terms in the same order they are presented in the coding manual. Guideline Alert! boxes highlight ICD-10-PCS coding information when relevant to medical terminology. Special Notes boxes present ICD-10 features that affect your understanding of the terminology presented. Root operation tables illustrate the root operations in PCS and their associated suffixes. Body Part key provides a complete list of body parts and how they should be coded in ICD-10. Pathology and procedure terminology tables list the word parts for each term, along with the definition so you become familiar with prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Exercises interspersed throughout the text encourage you to practice and learn as you move through the material. Be Careful! boxes warn you about similar and potentially confusing word parts and medical terms. Games and activities on accompanying Evolve website offer an easily accessible source for extra interactive practice and learning. Electronic medical record format illustrates the appearance of electronic records now being used in many healthcare settings. NEW! Pharmacology in each body system and a Pharmacology Basics appendix help you recognize drugs and medications in medical reports. NEW! More than 50 new images bring terminology to life. NEW! Additional procedural terms supply a more complete picture of the number and kind of procedures you will encounter on medical reports. NEW! Normal Lab Values appendix familiarizes you with normal and abnormal lab values so you know when to search a medical record for possible additional diagnoses. NEW! Tablet and mobile-optimized Evolve activities offer an easily accessible source for extra interactive practice and learning.

Author Betsy J. Shiland
Isbn 0323290787
Genre Medical
Year 2014-09-18
Pages 792
Language English
File format PDF

Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with guidance from the most trusted name in coding education! The bestselling Buck’s Step-by-Step Medical Coding is a practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all current coding sets. Explanations of coding concepts are followed by practice exercises to reinforce understanding of the material. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, an Evolve website includes 30-day access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials. No other text so thoroughly covers all coding sets in one source! A step-by-step approach makes it easier to build your skills and remember the material. 30-day trial access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials gives you experience with using an encoder (in addition to separate encoder practice exercises on the Evolve website). Learning Objective and glossary review questions are included at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Concrete "real-life" coding reports (cleared of any confidential information) simulate the reports you will encounter as a coder and help you apply coding principles to actual cases. Instructor-led assessments on the companion Evolve website provide additional assessment options in classroom settings (answers and rationales provided at the discretion of your instructor). UNIQUE! Four coding-question variations — covering both single-code questions and multiple-code questions and scenarios — develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills. Over 450 total illustrations help you understand the types of medical conditions and procedures being coded, along with examples taken directly from Elsevier's professional ICD-10 and HCPCS manuals. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes show the official guidelines wording for inpatient and outpatient coding alongside in-text explanations. UNIQUE! Coders’ Index in the back of the book makes it easy to quickly locate specific codes. Exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts and emphasize key information. Valuable tips and advice are offered in features such as From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out, and CMS Rules. Sample electronic health record screenshots (located in Appendix D) show examples similar to the EHRs you will encounter in the workplace. NEW! Updated content includes the latest coding information available, promoting accurate coding and success on the job. NEW! Additional exercise questions covering the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.

Author Elsevier
Isbn 0323582206
Genre Medical
Year 2018-11-05
Pages 800
Language English
File format PDF

Theory and practical review questions (located at the end of each chapter) focus on recalling important chapter information and application of codes. A step-by-step approach makes it easier for students to build coding skills and remember the material. Learning objective and glossary review questions reinforce student understanding of key chapter concepts and terms. 30-day trial to TruCode® Encoder Essentials gives students experience with using an encoder (plus access to additional encoder practice exercises on the Evolve website). UNIQUE! "Real-life" coding reports (cleared of any confidential information) simulate the reports students will encounter as coders, and help them apply coding principles to actual cases. Online activities on Evolve provide extra practice with assignments, including coding reports. More than 450 illustrations help in understanding the types of medical conditions and procedures being coded, and include examples taken directly from Elsevier's professional ICD-10 and HCPCS manuals. UNIQUE! Four coding-question variations — covering both single-code questions and multiple-code questions and scenarios — develop students’ coding ability and critical thinking skills. UNIQUE! Coders’ Index in the back of the book makes it easy to quickly locate specific codes. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes show the official guidelines wording for inpatient and outpatient coding alongside in-text explanations. Exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts, and emphasize key information. Valuable tips and advice are offered in features such as From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out, and CMS Rules. Sample EHR screenshots (in Appendix D) show examples similar to the electronic health records students will encounter in the workplace.

Author Elsevier
Isbn 0323777333
Genre ,
Year 2020-11-08
Pages 832
Language English
File format PDF

If you are studying for the family nurse practitioner certification exam, the highly acclaimed Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review is a must-have resource. Lauded for its concise, well-organized format, this fourth edition has been significantly revised and updated to feature key information about the new AANPCB and ANCC certification exams, all new end-of-chapter review questions, and new full-color images. The fourth edition also features four practice tests with hundreds of new questions and rationales—800 questions in total. Extensive test-taking techniques and question dissection and analysis chapters help you identify the best clues during the problem-solving process so that you can strategically master the certification exam. Designed to help FNP candidates boost their confidence through intensive review and high-quality questions, the fourth edition continues to provide succinct, precisely targeted “need-to-know” details of diseases and classic presentations you can expect to see in practice in patients across the life span. Organized by body system, chapters are consistently formatted to include Danger Signals, Normal Findings, Lab Findings, Benign Variants, and Disease Review topics. Each chapter features valuable Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls that highlight key considerations and information likely to be encountered on the exam, ideal for a last-minute refresher before test day. Ensure success by making this essential resource—praised by thousands for helping them pass their certification—a key part of your exam prep study regimen. Key Features: Includes updated information reflecting the new AANPCB and ANCC certification exams Introduces new end-of-chapter review questions to help you assess knowledge application and retention Features four practice tests with hundreds of new questions and rationales Provides a succinct and highly targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care, updated clinical information, all new color photos, and Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls to highlight key exam content Outlines Danger Signals, Normal Findings, Lab Findings, and Benign Variants in physical assessment of each body system Delineates strategic question-dissection techniques to simplify the problem-solving process Offers an intensive pharmacology review and review of professional issues—ethical guidelines, professional roles, reimbursement, research, evidence-based medicine and epidemiology, and cultural considerations

Author Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, AGPCNP-BC
Isbn 0826163734
Genre Medical
Year 2021-01-15
Pages 960
Language English
File format PDF

Start your physical therapy career path on the right foot with Introduction to Physical Therapy, 6th Edition. This comprehensive text offers an insightful and thorough overview of both the profession and the practice of physical therapy, including the latest topics and trends surrounding the industry. The first section walks through the key aspects of a career in physical therapy —including the roles of the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant, practice settings, the APTA, laws, policies, and regulations. The second section then goes on to cover the practice of physical therapy — detailing the functions, disorders, and therapies of the major organ systems. This sixth edition also features a new chapter on prevention, health promotion, and wellness in physical therapy practice; as well as updated content, references, and coverage of new trends in health care. Paired with an abundance of learning aides like learning objectives, chapter outlines, review questions, and more; this highly visual text offers the complete foundation needed to successfully grow professional knowledge and skills. Overview of the profession combined with clinical information gives readers a solid foundation in the practice of physical therapy. Chapter on reimbursement covers the fiscal aspects of health care and how reimbursement affects the profession. Chapter on communication and cultural competence describes how cultural differences influence patient interaction and helps the PTA and PT understand behavior due to cultural differences. Numerous learning aides include chapter outlines, key terms, learning objectives, questions to ask, boxes, tables, summaries and up to date references, suggested readings and review questions. NEW! New chapter on prevention, health promotion, and wellness in physical therapist practice reflects the growing importance in the physical therapy profession. NEW! Revised content and updated references throughout the text ensures content is the most current and applicable for today’s PT and PTA professionals. NEW! The latest information on current trends in health care and the profession of physical therapy keeps readers current on the latest issues.

Author Michael A. Pagliarulo
Isbn 032367349X
Genre Medical
Year 2021-01-12
Pages 448
Language English
File format PDF

Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. A comprehensive, step-by-step, well-illustrated introduction to common clinical procedures This text is a user-friendly guide to performing 77 clinical procedures, ranging from those commonly performed to those infrequently called upon when minutes count in emergency, urgent, and primary care settings. This heavily updated third edition includes current and comprehensive text, graphic, and video instruction on the use of bedside ultrasound for procedural guidance in order to increase procedural accuracy and mitigate complications. Edited and written by academically accomplished physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, an interprofessional approach to the performance of procedures is highlighted throughout the book. Procedures are consistently formatted and presented in clear language with step-by-step detail organized by system-specific categories for easy access to information. Each procedure includes background considerations, indications & contraindications for performing the procedure, technique for safe and correct performance, special considerations, complications, post-procedure considerations, and patient education points. Original photos, videos, high quality sonographic footage, line drawings, and tables reinforce the guidelines and procedures. Abundant "Clinical Pearls" throughout the manuscript offer practical applications of key information representing years of clinical technical experience. Extensive references at the end of each chapter further enhance the book's utility New to the Third Edition: Delivers 16 completely new chapters covering a plethora of newly added procedures, incorporating an interprofessional approach to performing procedures Previous chapters have been extensively updated and expanded Provides new illustrative videos Presents a corresponding list of CPT codes Key Features: Delivers current, concise, step-by-step information for performing 77 commonly and less commonly used clinical procedures Provides abundant four-color photos and figures illustrating each procedure Organized by body system to provide fast access to key information Enriched with point of care ultrasound guided procedures Thoroughly introduces and teaches sonography at the most fundamental level as an important tool to enhance accuracy of procedures Reflects latest guidelines and evidence-based practice Includes prominently displayed links to numerous videos throughout the text

Author Theresa M. Campo, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP,Keith A. Lafferty, MD, FAAEM,Jennifer L. Wilbeck, DNP, APRN, FAAN, FAANP,Jacob W. Ufberg, MD
Isbn 0826141056
Genre Medical
Year 2021-03-03
Pages 702
Language English
File format PDF

Widely regarded as the authoritative work on the principles and practice of applied behavior analysis (ABA), this indispensable volume is now in a revised and expanded second edition. Leading experts present evidence-based procedures for supporting positive behaviors and reducing problem behaviors with children and adults in diverse contexts. Chapters delve into applications in education, autism treatment, addictions, behavioral pediatrics, and other areas. Covering everything from behavioral assessment and measurement to the design and implementation of individualized interventions, the Handbook is a complete reference and training tool for ABA practitioners and students. New to This Edition *Incorporates key advances in research, theory, and clinical practice. *Chapters on additional applications: school consultation, pediatric feeding disorders, and telehealth services. *Chapters on quantitative analysis of behavior (matching and behavioral momentum theory) and behavioral economics. *Updated discussions of professional issues, ABA certification, and technology tools.

Author Wayne W. Fisher,Cathleen C. Piazza,Henry S. Roane
Isbn 1462544118
Genre Psychology
Year 2021-06-01
Pages 624
Language English
File format PDF

Comprehensive, yet concise, 3D Printing for the Radiologist presents an overview of three-dimensional printing at the point of care. Focusing on opportunities and challenges in radiology practice, this up-to-date reference covers computer-aided design principles, quality assurance, training, and guidance for integrating 3D printing across radiology subspecialties. Practicing and trainee radiologists, surgeons, researchers, and imaging specialists will find this an indispensable resource for furthering their understanding of the current state and future outlooks for 3D printing in clinical medicine. Covers a wide range of topics, including basic principles of 3D printing, quality assurance, regulatory perspectives, and practical implementation in medical training and practice. Addresses the challenges associated with 3D printing integration in clinical settings, such as reimbursement, regulatory issues, and training. Features concise chapters from a team of multidisciplinary chapter authors, including practicing radiologists, researchers, and engineers. Consolidates today’s available information on this timely topic into a single, convenient, resource.

Author Nicole Wake
Isbn 0323775748
Genre Medical
Year 2021-05-27
Pages 242
Language English
File format PDF

This timely volume explores the multiple domains where Behavior Analysts can provide meaningful assessment and interventions. Selecting clinical areas in which behavior analysts already are active, chapters will describe unique features of the setting as well as the skills and competencies needed to practice in these areas. While providers of behavior analytic services have substantially increased in number, the field of behavior analysis itself has narrowed. Reimbursement policies and name recognition as a treatment specific to autism have raised concerns that other areas where it is helpful, such as behavioral gerontology or integrated behavioral health, will be de-emphasized. This volume aims to promote workforce development and support broad behavior analytic training, considering the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s 5th edition task list (effective in 2020).

Author Alexandros Maragakis,Claudia Drossel,Thomas J. Waltz
Isbn 3030579697
Genre Psychology
Year 2021-03-19
Pages 450
Language English
File format PDF

Cutting-edge medical device design techniques, strategies, and insights A complete curriculum, this practical book provides the novice design engineer of devices with a rounded exposure to unique medical device design practices. The text contains key medical device design strategies and offers real-world insights, analysis, and rationale. Foundations and Strategies for Medical Device Design contains special and specific design approaches and clear discussions on why each method works―or doesn’t work―in various applications. The book includes a common vocabulary for communicating and understanding the scientific, regulatory, and business aspects of medical device design. Detailed case studies along with enlightening anecdotes demonstrate how proper oversight can avoid missed opportunities and catastrophic failures. Coverage includes: Key regulations and practices Thaldomide and the Dalkon shield Understanding today’s FDA Preparing a regulatory strategy Clinical and pre-clinical research Clinical study planning Kyphon and reimbursement Navigating codes for reimbursement Device-associated infections Designing for post-market safety Designing for biocompatibility Designing for the use case The 21st century design landscape

Author Vikki Hazelwood
Isbn 126045696X
Genre Technology & Engineering
Year 2021-06-22
Pages N.A
Language English
File format PDF