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Glencoe Computers in the Medical Office : Using Medisoft for Windows

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9780028019901

ISBN10:
0028019903
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Pub. Date:
1/7/1998
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McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

This practical text-workbook prepares medical office assistant students to use the new and very popular MediSoft Patient Accounting for Windows. The three-part text includes an op-tional section on computer basics, followed by MediSoft train-ing, and a series of real-world simulations. Students will learn to input patient information, schedule appointments, handle billing, produce medical office lists and reports, and other tasks.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE 1(50)
CHAPTER 1 THE FLOW OF INFORMATION IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2(13)
The Task Cycle
3(12)
Scheduling Appointments
3(1)
Gathering and Recording Patient Information
4(1)
Recording Diagnoses and Procedures
4(2)
Billing Patients and Filing Insurance Claims
6(4)
Reviewing and Recording Payments
10(5)
CHAPTER 2 THE ROLE OF COMPUTERS IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE
15(14)
Introduction to the Role of Computers in the Medical Office
16(2)
Advantages of Computers
18(3)
Scheduling Applications
21(1)
Accounting Applications
21(4)
Setting Up the Practice
22(1)
Entering Transaction Information
23(1)
Creating the Insurance Claim Form
23(1)
Electronic Media Claims
23(2)
Word Processing and Internet Applications
25(1)
Electronic Medical Record Applications
26(3)
CHAPTER 3 AN OVERVIEW OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95
29(22)
Introduction to Windows 95
30(1)
Windows 95 Techniques
30(2)
Pointing
30(1)
Clicking
31(1)
Double-Clicking
31(1)
Dragging
31(1)
Starting and Shutting Down Windows 95
32(1)
Starting Windows 95
32(1)
Shutting Down Windows 95
32(1)
The Windows 95 Desktop
33(3)
Icons
33(1)
Taskbar
34(1)
Windows
34(2)
Working with Windows
36(2)
Moving a Window
36(1)
Sizing a Window
36(1)
Changing What Is Displayed in a Window
36(2)
Working with Dialog Boxes
38(3)
Text Box
38(2)
Tab
40(1)
Drop-Down List Box
40(1)
Check Box
40(1)
Counter Button
40(1)
Radio Button
40(1)
Command Button
40(1)
Performing Common Tasks in Windows 95
41(10)
Starting a Program
41(1)
Selecting a Menu Command
42(1)
Using Shortcut Menus
42(1)
Accessing Online Help
43(8)
PART 2 MEDISOFT FOR WINDOWS TRAINING 51(178)
CHAPTER 4 INTRODUCTION TO MEDISOFT
52(19)
What Is MediSoft?
53(1)
How MediSoft Data Is Organized and Stored
53(2)
MediSoft Databases
53(1)
Using the Student Data Disk
54(1)
Using MediSoft
55(16)
Starting MediSoft
56(1)
Exercise 4-1
56(1)
The MediSoft Menu Bar
56(3)
Exercise 4-2
59(1)
The MediSoft Toolbar
60(1)
Exercise 4-3
61(1)
Entering and Editing Data
62(2)
Exercise 4-4
64(1)
Saving Data
65(1)
Deleting Data
65(1)
Backing Up Data
66(1)
Using MediSoft Online Help
66(1)
Exiting MediSoft
66(1)
Exercise 4-5
67(1)
Exercise 4-6
67(4)
CHAPTER 5 RECORDING PATIENT INFORMATION
71(16)
How Patient Information Is Organized in MediSoft
72(1)
Searching for Patient Information
73(1)
Exercise 5-1
74(1)
Entering New Patient Information
74(9)
Name, Address Tab
75(1)
Exercise 5-2
76(1)
Other Information Tab
76(4)
Exercise 5-3
80(1)
Adding an Employer to the Address List
81(1)
Exercise 5-4
82(1)
Editing Information on an Established Patient
83(4)
Exercise 5-5
84(3)
CHAPTER 6 WORKING WITH CASES
87(30)
What Is a Case?
88(3)
When to Set Up a New Case
88(1)
Case Command Buttons
88(3)
Entering Case Information
91(22)
Personal Tab
91(2)
Exercise 6-1
93(1)
Account Tab
94(1)
Exercise 6-2
95(1)
Adding a Referring Provider to the Database
96(3)
Diagnosis Tab
99(1)
Exercise 6-3
100(1)
Policy 1 Tab
100(2)
Adding An Insurance Carrier to the Database
102(4)
Exercise 6-4
106(1)
Policy 2 Tab
106(1)
Policy 3 Tab
107(1)
Condition Tab
107(3)
Exercise 6-5
110(1)
Medicaid and CHAMPUS Tab
111(1)
Miscellaneous Tab
112(1)
Editing Case Information on an Established Patient
113(4)
Exercise 6-6
114(3)
CHAPTER 7 ENTERING TRANSACTIONS
117(28)
Transaction Entry Overview
118(1)
The Transaction Entry Dialog Box
118(2)
Entering Charges
120(6)
MultiLink Codes
121(2)
Saving Charge Transactions
123(1)
Exercise 7-1
124(1)
Exercise 7-2
125(1)
Entering Payments
126(4)
Applying Payments to Charges
127(1)
Saving Payment Transactions
128(1)
Exercise 7-3
128(1)
Exercise 7-4
129(1)
Entering Adjustments
130(3)
Applying Adjustments to Charges
131(1)
Saving Adjustment Transactions
132(1)
Exercise 7-5
132(1)
Printing Walkout Receipts
133(2)
Exercise 7-6
134(1)
Editing and Deleting Transactions
135(5)
Locating Information on Patients and Cases
136(1)
Exercise 7-7
137(2)
Exercise 7-8
139(1)
Additional Information in the Transaction Entry Dialog Box
140(5)
Diagnosis
140(1)
Insurance Carrier / Guarantor Financial Responsibility
140(1)
Last Visit and Last Payment
141(1)
Account Summary
141(4)
CHAPTER 8 SCHEDULING
145(30)
Introduction to Office Hours
146(3)
Overview of the Office Hours Screen
146(1)
Program Options
147(1)
Entering and Exiting Office Hours
148(1)
Entering Appointments
149(9)
Looking for a Future Date
151(1)
Exercise 8-1
152(1)
Exercise 8-2
152(1)
Exercise 8-3
153(1)
Exercise 8-4
154(1)
Searching for Available Appointment Time
154(1)
Exercise 8-5
154(2)
Exercise 8-6
156(1)
Exercise 8-7
156(1)
Booking Repeated Appointments
157(1)
Exercise 8-8
158(1)
Changing or Deleting Appointments
158(2)
Exercise 8-9
159(1)
Creating a Recall List
160(4)
Adding a Patient to the Recall List
162(1)
Exercise 8-10
163(1)
Creating Breaks
164(6)
Create Break Command
164(1)
Exercise 8-11
165(1)
Recurring Breaks Command
166(3)
Exercise 8-12
169(1)
Previewing and Printing Schedules
170(5)
Exercise 8-13
171(4)
CHAPTER 9 USING CLAIM MANAGEMENT
175(16)
Creating Claims
176(3)
Create Claims Dialog Box
176(2)
Exercise 9-1
178(1)
Claim Selection
179(2)
Editing Claims
181(4)
Carrier 1 Tab
182(1)
Carrier 2 and Carrier 3 Tabs
182(1)
Transactions Tab
183(1)
Comment Tab
183(1)
Exercise 9-2
184(1)
Electronic Media Claims
185(6)
Steps in Submitting Electronic Claims
185(1)
Transmitting Electronic Claims in MediSoft
185(1)
Exercise 9-3
186(1)
Reviewing the Audit/Edit Report
187(1)
Exercise 9-4
187(4)
CHAPTER 10 PRINTING REPORTS
191(26)
Reports in the Medical Office
192(25)
Standard Reports
192(4)
Exercise 10-1
196(2)
Exercise 10-2
198(2)
Exercise 10-3
200(2)
Exercise 10-4
202(2)
Exercise 10-5
204(1)
Exercise 10-6
205(3)
Exercise 10-7
208(1)
Custom Reports
209(1)
Exercise 10-8
210(1)
Exercise 10-9
210(1)
Exercise 10-10
210(2)
Exercise 10-11
212(5)
CHAPTER 11 USING UTILITIES
217(12)
MediSoft's Utility Features
218(11)
Backing Up Data
218(2)
Restoring Data
220(1)
File Maintenance Utilities
221(8)
PART 3 SIMULATIONS 229(34)
CHAPTER 12 HANDLING PATIENT RECORDS AND TRANSACTIONS
230(11)
Simulation 12-1: Inputting Patient Information
231(5)
Simulation 12-2: An Emergency Visit
236(2)
Simulation 12-3: Inputting Transaction Data
238(1)
Simulation 12-4: Christopher Palmer
239(2)
CHAPTER 13 SETTING UP APPOINTMENTS
241(4)
Simulation 13-1: Making an Appointment Change
242(1)
Simulation 13-2: Juggling Schedules
242(1)
Simulation 13-3: Adding Patients to the Recall List
243(1)
Simulation 13-4: Diane Hsu and Michael Syzmanski
243(1)
Simulation 13-5: Changing a Transaction Record
244(1)
CHAPTER 14 PRINTING SUPERBILLS, LISTS, AND REPORTS
245(8)
Simulation 14-1: Finding a Patient's Balance
246(1)
Simulation 14-2: Printing a Schedule
246(1)
Simulation 14-3: Printing Superbills
247(1)
Simulation 14-4: Printing Day Sheet Reports
247(2)
Simulation 14-5: Creating a Patient Aging Report
249(1)
Simulation 14-6: Recording a Payment for a Past Transaction
249(1)
Simulation 14-7: Stewart Robertson
249(4)
CHAPTER 15 PRINTING STATEMENTS AND CREATING CLAIMS
253(6)
Simulation 15-1: Printing Patient Statements
254(1)
Simulation 15-2: Creating Insurance Claims
254(1)
Simulation 15-3: Printing Insurance Claim Forms
255(1)
Simulation 15-4: Printing Statements for Patients with Outstanding Balances
255(1)
Simulation 15-5: Viewing Claims for Patients with U.S. Life as Their Primary Insurance Carrier
256(1)
Simulation 15-6: Putting It All Together
256(3)
CHAPTER 16 FILING ELECTRONIC MEDIA CLAIMS
259(4)
Electronic Claim Requirements
259(1)
Simulation 16-1: Performing an On-Screen Edit Check
260(1)
Simulation 16-2: Preparing a Claim for Electronic Transmission
261(2)
PART 4 SOURCE DOCUMENTS 263(38)
Index 301


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