Synopses & Reviews
Created especially for Health Information Management students, this worktext helps to bridge the gap between content knowledge and actual on-the-job HIM principle application. Case Studies in Health Information Management scenarios are based on actual HIM situations and demand "thought" and "action" in order to answer the questions. This critical-thinking approach will help you move from classroom theory to real-life application and analysis of concepts.
About the Author
Charlotte McCuen, M.S., RHIA, is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia (1983) where she earned her BS degree in Health Information Administration (formerly Medical Record Administration). She later returned to college to further her education earning a Masters in Health Care Policy and Administration from Mercer University (1998) in Macon, Georgia. Prior to teaching she worked 15 years as a HIM Director in an acute care hospital, behavioral health care hospital and consulted for long-term care facilities, physician offices, and renal dialysis centers. Nanette B. Sayles, Ed.D., RHIA, CCS, CHPS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA, is a 1985 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health Information Management Program (formerly Medical Record Administration Program). She went on to earn master of science in health information management and master of public administration degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as a doctorate in adult education from the University of Georgia. An associate professor in the Health Information Management Program at East Central College in Union, Missouri, Sayles previously served as program director and assistant professor for the Health Information Management and Technology Programs at Macon State College in Macon, Georgia. She has extensive HIM experience in hospitals, consulting, system development and implementation, and education and is the recipient of the 2005 AHIMA Triumph Educator award. Patricia Schnering is an adjunct instructor of HIM at St. Petersburg College, and serves on its advisory board. In addition to experience as an HIM supervisor and consultant, she is the founder and owner of PRG Publishing Inc., where she published the first Professional Review Guides. Ms. Schering has served as president of GCHIMA and on FHIMA's board of directors, where she twice received the FHIMA Literary Award. She is also a member of AHIMA and the Assembly on Education (AOE). In addition to a B.S.in business administration from the University of South Florida, she is a graduate of the health information management program at St. Petersburg College, and holds both CCS and RHIA certifications.
Table of Contents
1. Operations management Productivity Floor design (space planning) Workflow Finance Budgeting Staffing levels 2. Management HR issues Communications Change management 3. Quality Control Process improvement Workflow Sentinel events 4. Legal Release of Information HIPAA Human resources issues 5. Data Management Data quality Data Collection Documentation Classification Systems 6. External Forces HIPAA JCAHO Billing Reimbursement