Computers in the Medical Office

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2008-07-22
  • Publisher: Career Education
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Computers in the Medical Office 6e is the best-selling text for training students using full-featured and current Medisoft Version 14 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 6e 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 6e.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Computers in the Medical Office
The Medical Office Billing Process
Preregister Patients
Establish Financial Responsibility for Visit
Check in Patients
Check Out Patients
Review Coding Compliance
Check Billing Compliance
Prepare and Transmit Claims
Monitor Payer Adjudication
Generate Patient Statements
Follow up Patient Payments and Handle Collections
Information Technology and HIPAA
Medical Office Applications
Electronic Medical Records
Electronic Prescribing
Practice Management
Advantages of Computer Use
A Note of Caution: What Computers Cannot Do
HIPAA and Electronic Exchange of Information
HIPAA Electronic Transaction and Code Sets Standards
Privacy Requirements
Security Requirements
Medisoft Advanced Training
Introduction to Medisoft
What is Medisoft?
How Medisoft Data are Organized and Stored
Medisoft Databases
The Student Data Template
The Medisoft Menu Bar
Exercise 3-1
The Medisoft Toolbar
Exercise 3-2
Entering and Editing Data
Changing the Medisoft Program Date
Exercise 3-3
Saving Data
Deleting Data
Using Medisoft Help
Exercise 3-4
Exercise 3-5
Exiting Medisoft
Making a Backup File While Exiting Medisoft
Exercise 3-6
Restoring the Backup File
File Maintenance Utilities
Rebuilding Indexes
Packing Data
Purging Data
Recalculating Patient Balances
Entering Patient Information
How Patient Information is Organized in Medisoft
Entering New Patient Information
Name, Address Tab
Exercise 4-1
Other Information Tab
Payment Plan Tab
Exercise 4-2
Adding an Employer to the Address List
Exercise 4-3
Editing Patient Information
Searching for Patient Information
Search for and Field Option
Exercise 4-4
Locate Buttons Option
Exercise 4-5
On Your Own Exercises
Entering a New Patient
Entering Insurance, Account, and Condition Information
Working with Cases
When to Set Up a New Case
Case Command Buttons
Creating a New Case for a New Patient
Personal Tab
Exercise 5-1
Account Tab
Exercise 5-2
Diagnosis Tab
Exercise 5-3
Policy 1 Tab
Exercise 5-4
Policy 2 Tab
Policy 3 Tab
Condition Tab
Exercise 5-5
Miscellaneous Tab
Medicaid and Tricare Tab
Comment Tab
Editing Case Information on an Established Patient
Exercise 5-6
Creating a Case for a New Patient
Entering Charge Transactions and Patient Payments
Transaction Entry Overview
Patient/Account Information
Totals and Charge Tabs
Charge Transactions
Buttons in the Charges Area of the Transaction Entry Dialog Box
Saving Charges
Editing Transactions
Color Coding in Transaction Entry
Exercise 6-1
Exercise 6-2
Payment/Adjustment Transactions
Entering Payments Made During Office Visits
Saving Paymenet Information
Exercise 6-3
Exercise 6-4
Printing Walkout Receipts
Exercise 6-5
Entering Adjustments
Exercise 6-6
Enter Procedure Charges and a Patient Payment
Print a Walkout Receipt
Creating Claims
Introduction to Health Care Claims
Creating Claims
Create Claims Dialog Box
Exercise 7-1
Claim Selection
Editing Claims
Carrier 1 Tab
Carrier 2 and Carrier 3 Tabs
Transactions Tab
Comment Tab
Exercise 7-2
Electronic Claims
Steps in Submitting Electronic Claims
Sending Electronic Claim Attachments
Changing the Status of Claims
Exercise 7-3
Create Insurance Claims
Posting Insurance Payments and Creating Patient Statements
Third-Party Reimbursement Overview
Indemnity Plan Example
Mangaged Care Example
Medicare Participating Example
Remittance Advice (RA) Processing
Steps for Processing a Remittance Advice
Entering Insurance Carrier Payments in Medisoft
Entering Insurance Payments
Applying Insurance Payments to Charges
Exercise 8-1
Exercise 8-2
Exercise 8-3
Entering Capitation Payments and Adjustments
Exercise 8-4
Exercise 8-5
Creating Statements
Statement Management Dialog Box
Create Statements Dialog Box
Exercise 8-6
Editing Statements
General Tab
Transactions Tab
Comment Tab
Exercise 8-7
Printing Statements
Selecting a Format
Selecting the Filters and Printing Statements
Exercise 8-8
Enter Insurance Payments
Create Statements
Printing Reports
Reports in the Medical Office
Day Sheets
Exercise 9-1
Exercise 9-2
Exercise 9-3
Analysis Reports
Exercise 9-4
Aging Reports
Exercise 9-5
Collection Reports
Patient Ledger Reports
Exercise 9-6
Standard Patient Lists
Custom Reports
Exercise 9-7
Exercise 9-8
Using Report Designer
Exercise 9-9
Print a Patient Day Sheet
Print a Practice Analysis Report
Collections in the Medical Office
The Importance of Collections in the Medical Practice
The Patient Collection Process
Laws Governing Timely Payment of Insurance Claims
Using a Practice Management Program for Collections Activities
Exercise 10-1
Using the Collection List
Entering a Tickler Item
Exercise 10-2
Creating Collection Letters
Exercise 10-3
Printing a Collection Tracer Report
Exercise 10-4
Print a Patient Aging Applied Report
Add an Item to the Work List
Create a Collection Letter
Introduction to Office Hours
Overview of the Office Hours Window
Program Options
Entering and Exiting Office Hours
Entering Appointments
Looking for a Future Date
Exercise 11-1
Exercise 11-2
Exercise 11-3
Exercise 11-4
Searching for Available Appointment Time
Exercise 11-5
Exercise 11-6
Entering Appointments for New Patients
Exercise 11-7
Booking Repeated Appointments
Exercise 11-8
Changing or Deleting Appointments
Exercise 11-9
Creating a Recall List
Adding a Patient to the Recall List
Exercise 11-10
Creating Breaks
Exercise 11-11
Previewing and Printing Schedules
Exercise 11-12
Enter an Appointment
Change an Appointment
Print a Physician Schedule
Applying Your Knowledge
Handling Patient Records and Transactions
Inputting Patient Information
An Emergency Visit
Inputting Transaction Data
Entering a New Patient and Transactions
Entering and Applying an Insurance Carrier Payment
Setting Up Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
Making an Appointment Change
Juggling Schedules
Adding Patients to the Recall List
Diane Hsu and Michael Syzmanski
Changing a Transaction Record
Printing Lists and Reports
Finding a Patient’s Balance
Printing a Schedule
Printing Day Sheet Reports
Creating a Patient Aging Applied Payment Report
Adding Items to the Work List
Creating a Practice Analysis Report
Stewart Robertson
Michael Syzmanski
Putting it all Together
Scheduling Appointments
Creating Cases
Entering Transactions
Creating Claims
Entering Insurance Payments
Creating Patient Statements
Printing Reports
Adding Items to the Collection List
Creating Collection Letters
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