Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies, 3rd Edition
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    Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies, 3rd Edition
  • Author:
    Karen Smiley
  • Edition:
    3 edition
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  • Data:
    December 5, 2019
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  • Pages:
    352 pages
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Book Description
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!


Part 1: Getting to Know Medical Billing and Coding
CHAPTER 1: Dipping Your Toes into Medical Billing and Coding
CHAPTER 2: Exploring the Billing and Coding Professions
CHAPTER 3: Weighing Your Employment Options

Part 2: Boning Up on the Need-to-Knows of Your Profession
CHAPTER 4: Compliance: Understanding the Rules
CHAPTER 5: Not-So-Strange Bedfellows: Medical Terminology and Medical Necessity
CHAPTER 6: Getting to Know the Payers

Part 3: Becoming a Professional: Getting Certified
CHAPTER 7: Your Basic Certification Options, Courtesy of the AAPC and AHIMA
CHAPTER 8: The Path to Certification: Finding a Study Program
CHAPTER 9: Signing Up and Preparing for the Certification Exam
CHAPTER 10: Adding Street Cred: Specialty Certifications and Continuing Ed

Part 4: Dealing and Succeeding with Nitty-Gritty On-the-Job Details
CHAPTER 11: Processing a Run-of-the-Mill Claim: An Overview
CHAPTER 12: Homing In on How to Prepare an Error-Free Claim
CHAPTER 13: From Clearinghouse to Accounts Receivable to Money in the Pocket
CHAPTER 14: Handling Disputes and Appeals
CHAPTER 15: Keeping Up with the Rest of the World

Part 5: Working with Stakeholders
CHAPTER 16: Dealing with Commercial Insurance Claims
CHAPTER 17: Caring about Medicare and Medicaid
CHAPTER 18: Coding Ethics: Being an Advocate for Your Employer

Part 6: The Part of Tens
CHAPTER 19: Ten Common Billing and Coding Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
CHAPTER 20: Ten Acronyms to Burn into Your Brain
CHAPTER 21: Ten (Plus One) Tips from Billing and Coding Pros

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