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Computers in the Medical Office 7e is the best-selling text for training students using full-featured and current Medisoft Version 16 Patient Billing software. McGraw-Hill publishes the most titles to train students on Medisoft software. Our publishing relationship with Medisoft has been ongoing for 15 years. Computers in the Medical Office 7e offers medical office training using current, realistic medical office cases while building transferable computerized medical billing and scheduling skills. Students who complete this course will learn the appropriate terminology and skills to use any patient billing software program with minimal additional training. As students progress through Medisoft, they learn to gather patient information, schedule appointments and enter transactions. The practical, systematic approach is based on real-world medical office activities. Go with the best. Go with the tried and true. Go with the Medisoft titles that will give you and your students the training and support you need to be successful. Go with McGraw-Hill's Computers in the Medical Office 7e.

About the Author

Susan M. Sanderson, senior technical writer for Chestnut Hill Enterprises, Inc., has developed successful products for McGraw-Hill for more than 13 years. She has authored all Windows-based editions of Computers in the Medical Office. She has also written Patient Billing, Capstone Billing Simulation, and MediSoft simulations for other medical office/insurance programs. Susan has experience in working with instructors to site-test materials and has provided technical support to McGraw-Hill customers. Susan has experience in business training, instructional design, and computer-based presentations. She is a graduate of Drew University, with further study at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE

Chapter 1 The Medical Office Billing Process

Step 1 Preregister Patients

Step 2 Establish Financial Responsibility for Visit

Step 3 Check in Patients

Step 4 Check Out Patients

Step 5 Review Coding Compliance

Step 6 Check Billing Compliance

Step 7 Prepare and Transmit Claims

Step 8 Monitor Payer Adjudication

Step 9 Generate Patient Statements

Step 10 Follow up Patient Payments and Handle Collections

Chapter 2 The Use of Health Information Technology in Physician Practices

Functions of Practice Management Programs

Functions of Electronic Health Record Programs

Advantages of Electronic Health Records

The Impact of HIT on Documentation and Coding

HIPAA Legislation and Its Impact on Physician Practices

The HITECH Act's Impact on Privacy and Security

PART 2 MEDISOFT ADVANCED TRAINING

Chapter 3 Introduction to Medisoft

The Medisoft Databases

The Medisoft Menus

The Medisoft Toolbar

Entering, Editing, Saving, and Deleting Data in Medisoft

Changing the Medisoft Program Date

Using Medisoft Help

Creating and Restoring Backup Files

Medisoft's File Maintenance Utilities

Using Medisoft Security Features to Ensure HIPAA and HITECH Compliance

CHAPTER 4 Entering Patient Information

How Patient Information is Organized in Medisoft

Entering New Patient Information

Searching for Patient Information

Editing Patient Information

Applying Your Skills 1: Entering a New Patient

Chapter 5 Working with Cases

Understanding Cases

Navigating Cases in Medisoft

Entering Patient and Account Information

Entering Insurance Information

Entering Health Information

Entering Other Information

Editing Case Information

Applying Your Skills 2: Creating a Case for a New Patient

Chapter 6 Entering Charge Transactions and Patient Payments

Understanding Charges, Payments, and Adjustments

Selecting a Patient and Case

Entering Charge Transactions

Entering Payments Made at the Time of an Office Visit

Printing Walkout Receipts

Processing a Patient Refund

Processing a Nonsufficient Funds (NSF) Check

Applying Your Skills 3: Enter Procedure Charge and a Patient Payment

Chapter 7 Creating Claims

The Role of Claims in the Billing Process

Claim Management in Medisoft

Creating Claims

Locating Claims

Editing Claims

Changing the Status of Claims

Submitting Electronic Claims

Applying Your Skills 4: Create Insurance Claims

Chapter 8 Posting Insurance Payments and Creating Patient Statements

Third-Party Reimbursement Overview

Remittance Advice (RA) Processing

Entering Insurance Payments

Applying Insurance Payments to Charges

Entering Capitation Payments

Creating Statements

Editing Statements

Printing Statements

Applying Your Skills 5: Enter Insurance Payments
Applying Your Skills 6: Create Statements

Chapter 9 Creating Reports

Types of Reports in Medisoft

Selecting Data for a Report

Day Sheets

Analysis Reports

Patient Ledger Reports

Standard Patient Lists

Navigating in Medisoft Reports

Aging Reports

Custom Reports

Using Report Designer

Applying Your Skills 7: Print a Patient Day Sheet
Applying Your Skills 8: Print an Insurance Payment by Type Report

Chapter 10: Collections in the Medical Office

Laws Governing Timely Payment of Insurance Claims

The Importance of a Financial Policy

Working with Collection Agencies

Writing Off Uncollectible Accounts

Using a Patient Aging Reports for Collections

Adding an Account to the Collection List

Creating Collection Letters

Printing a Collection Tracer Report

Applying Your Skills 9: Print a Patient Aging Report
Applying Your Skills 10: Add a Patient to the Collection List
Applying Your Skills 11: Create a Collection Letter

Chapter 11 Scheduling

The Office Hours Window

Entering Appointments

Booking Follow-Up Appointments

Searching for Available Time Slots

Entering Appointments for New Patients

Booking Repeated Appointments

Rescheduling and Canceling Appointments

Creating a Patient Recall List

Creating Provider Breaks

Printing Schedules

Creating an Overdue Balance Report for Patients with Appointments

Applying Your Skills 12: Enter an Appointment
Applying Your Skills 13: Reschedule an Appointment
Applying Your Skills 14: Print a Physician's Schedule

PART 3 APPLYING YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Chapter 12 Handling Patient Records and Transactions

Exercise 12-1: Inputting Patient Information

Exercise 12-2: An Emergency Visit

Exercise 12-3: Inputting Transaction Data

Exercise 12-4: Entering a New Patient and Transactions

Exercise 12-5: Entering and Applying an Insurance Carrier Payment

Chapter 13 Setting Up Appointments

Exercise 13-1: Scheduling Appointments

Exercise 13-2: Making an Appointment Change

Exercise 13-3: Juggling Schedules

Exercise 13-4: Adding Patients to the Recall List

Exercise 13-5: Diane Hsu and Michael Syzmanski

Exercise 13-6: Changing a Transaction Record

Chapter 14 Printing Lists and Reports

Exercise 14-1: Finding a Patients Balance

Exercise 14-2: Printing a Schedule

Exercise 14-3: Printing Day Sheet Reports

Exercise 14-4: Creating a Patient Aging Report

Exercise 14-5: Adding Items to the Collection List

Exercise 14-6: Creating a Practice Analysis Report

Exercise 14-7: Stewart Robertson

Exercise 14-8: Michael Syzmanski

Chapter 15 Putting it all Together

Exercise 15-1: Scheduling Appointments

Exercise 15-2: Creating Cases

Exercise 15-3: Entering Transactions

Exercise 15-4: Creating Claims

Exercise 15-5: Entering Insurance Payments

Exercise 15-6: Creating Patient Statements

Exercise 15-7: Printing Reports

Exercise 15-8: Entering Patient Payments and Reviewing Overdue Accounts

Exercise 15-9: Adding Patients to the Collection List and Creating Collection Letters

PART 4 SOURCE DOCUMENTS

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780077471910
Publisher:
Career Education
Subject:
Administration
Author:
Sanderson, Susan M.
Author:
Sanderson, Susan
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Practice Management
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100806
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Dimensions:
10.800 x 8.500 x 1.000 in 2.500 lb

Related Subjects

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Practice Management

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