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Health Insurance Today

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ISBN: 9780323655538

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Health Insurance Today , 7th Edition

By Janet I. Beik, AA, BA, MEd and Julie Pepper, BS, CMA (AAMA)

520 pages
Trim Size 8 7/16 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2021
$165.99, Paperback, Reference

Availability:Current edition. Future edition planned. 01/01/24. This title is currently out of stock. We will ship as soon as we receive our stock.



Master the complexities of health insurance with this easy-to-understand guide! Health Insurance Today: A Practical Approach, 7th Edition provides a solid foundation in basics such as the types and sources of health insurance, the submission of claims, and the ethical and legal issues surrounding insurance. It follows the claims process from billing and coding to reimbursement procedures, with realistic practice on the Evolve website. This edition adds coverage of the latest advances and issues in health insurance, including EHRs, Medicare, and other types of carriers. Written by Medical Assisting educators Janet Beik and Julie Pepper, this resource prepares you for a successful career as a health insurance professional.

Key Features

  • What Did You Learn? review questions, Imagine This! scenarios, and Stop and Think exercises ensure that you understand the material, can apply it to real-life situations, and develop critical thinking skills.
  • Clear, attainable learning objectives highlight the most important information in each chapter.
  • CMS-1500 software with case studies on the Evolve companion website provides hands-on practice with filling in a CMS-1500 form electronically.
  • UNIQUE! UB-04 software with case studies on Evolve provides hands-on practice with filling in UB-04 forms electronically.
  • UNIQUE! SimChart® for the Medical Office (SCMO) cases on Evolve give you real-world practice in an EHR environment.
  • HIPAA Tips emphasize the importance of privacy and of following government rules and regulations.
  • Direct, conversational writing style makes it easier to learn and remember the material.
  • End-of-chapter summaries relate to the chapter-opening learning objectives, provide a thorough review of key content, and allow you to quickly find information for further review.
  • Chapter review questions on Evolve help you assess your comprehension of key concepts

New to this Edition

  • NEW and UNIQUE! Patient’s Point of View boxes enable you to imagine yourself on the other side of the desk.
  • NEW and UNIQUE! Opening and closing chapter scenarios present on-the-job challenges that must be resolved using critical thinking skills.
  • NEW! End-of-chapter review questions ensure that you can understand and apply the material.
  • NEW! Clear explanations show how electronic technology is used in patient verification, electronic claims, and claims follow-up.
  • NEW! Coverage of the Affordable Care Act introduces new and innovative ways that modifications to the ACA allow people to acquire healthcare coverage.
  • NEW! Updated information addresses all health insurance topics, including key topics like Medicare and Electronic Health Records.
  • NEW! More emphasis on electronic claims submission has been added.
  • NEW! Updated figures, graphs, and tables summarize the latest health insurance information.

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By Janet I. Beik, AA, BA, MEd, Southeastern Community College (retired), Administrative Instructor, Medical Assistant Program, West Burlington, Iowa and Julie Pepper, BS, CMA (AAMA), Medical Assisting Program Instructor, Health Navigator Program Director, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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