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ISBN-10 013504152XISBN-13 9780135041529
ISBN-10 0132368153ISBN-13 9780132368155
Author(s): Deborah Vines; Ann Braceland; Elizabeth Rollins; Susan Miller
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 960

This textbook provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of medical billing and coding postions in the medical field.  It covers the foundations of insurance, billing, coding and reimbursement.  Students learn not only the submission of claims to the insurance carrier but reveiwing medical records, verifying patient benefits, submittiing a secondary claim, posting payments and appealing the insurance carrier's decision.   Numerous case studies and patient files are included in the book and also available on the student CD ROM.  They provide students with hours worth of hands on practice.  The student CD ROM is a medical billing simulation which allows students the opportunity to practice claims over and over.  Medisoft coverage is in an appendix for greater flexibility and a Medisoft tutorial of 25 case studies is available separately.  Reviewers of Comprehensive Health Insurance:  Billing, Coding and Reimbursement applaud the book's coverage of refunds and appeals, auditing and compliance, Medicare calculations and professionalism on the Job!