Understanding Health Insurance, A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement (Book Only)

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Author: Michelle Green
Edition: 012
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781285737591
ISBN 10: 1285737598
Copyright: 2015

Price: $189.95

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UNDERSTANDING HEALTH INSURANCE, 12th Edition, is the essential learning tool you 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 eleventh 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.


  • Expanded EMR: Added coverage of Electronic Medical Records includes more workbook problems for better context and clarity.
  • All-New Coding: Completely revised according to 2014's new ICD-10 code sets, UNDERSTANDING HEALTH INSURANCE, 12th Edition also presents the former ICD-9 codes as a legacy classification system.
  • Interactive Learning: The hands-on coding cases, games, and quizzing available in CourseMate and in our online resources help students understand concepts and master skills faster than book learning alone.
  • Revised Claim Forms: New CMS-1500 standardized forms appear throughout the text for practice with manual insurance claims, while the included SimClaim™ practice software trial familiarizes readers with the electronic version of this commonly used claim form.
  • Alerts such as the HIPAA Alerts, Coding Tips, ICD-10, and Managed Care Alerts draw attention to critical areas of content and provide experience-based recommendations.
  • Notes appear throughout and clarify content, give references, provide background, or emphasize rule exceptions.
  • Study Checklist at the end of each chapter directs students to other learning aids to enhance understanding and build confidence.
  • Practical Claim Handling: In addition to ongoing, in-text references to claim forms and related on-the-job issues, UNDERSTANDING HEALTH INSURANCE, 12th Edition gives readers practice completing actual CMS-1500 claim forms by hand and online using easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Contemporary Coding: Exhaustive CPT and ICD-10 coverage outpaces competing health insurance texts with the latest coding manual information, numerous examples and skill-building exercises, and detailed explanations that prepare students for upcoming changes while building confidence with new requirements.
  • 59-day free trial of Encoder Pro.com—Expert™ from Optum lets students look up codes and descriptions quickly and with greater accuracy.

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