Computers in the Medical Office

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2010-07-27
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering
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Computers in the Medical Office 7e is the best-selling text for training students using full featured and current Medisoft Version 16 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 7e 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 7e.

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
The Use of Health Information Technology in Physician Practices
Functions of Practice Management Programs
Functions of Electronic Health Record Programs
Advantages of Electronic Health Records
The Impact of HIT on Documentation and Coding
HIPAA Legislation and Its Impact on Physician Practices
The HITECH Act's Impact on Privacy and Security
Medisoft Advanced Training
Introduction to Medisoft
The Medisoft Databases
The Medisoft Menus
The Medisoft Toolbar
Entering, Editing, Saving, and Deleting Data in Medisoft
Changing the Medisoft Program Date
Using Medisoft Help
Creating and Restoring Backup Files
Medisoft's File Maintenance Utilities
Using Medisoft Security Features to Ensure HIPAA and HITECH Compliance
Entering Patient Information
How Patient Information is Organized in Medisoft
Entering New Patient Information
Searching for Patient Information
Editing Patient Information
Entering a New Patient
Working with Cases
Understanding Cases
Navigating Cases in Medisoft
Entering Patient and Account Information
Entering Insurance Information
Entering Health Information
Entering Other Information
Editing Case Information
Creating a Case for a New Patient
Entering Charge Transactions and Patient Payments
Understanding Charges, Payments, and Adjustments
Selecting a Patient and Case
Entering Charge Transactions
Entering Payments Made at the Time of an Office Visit
Printing Walkout Receipts
Processing a Patient Refund
Processing a Nonsufficient Funds (NSF) Check
Enter Procedure Charge and a Patient Payment
Creating Claims
The Role of Claims in the Billing Process
Claim Management in Medisoft
Creating Claims
Locating Claims
Editing Claims
Changing the Status of Claims
Submitting Electronic Claims
Create Insurance Claims
Posting Insurance Payments and Creating Patient Statements
Third-Party Reimbursement Overview
Remittance Advice (RA) Processing
Entering Insurance Payments
Applying Insurance Payments to Charges
Entering Capitation Payments
Creating Statements
Editing Statements
Printing Statements
Enter Insurance Payments
Create Statements
Creating Reports
Types of Reports in Medisoft
Selecting Data for a Report
Day Sheets
Analysis Reports
Patient Ledger Reports
Standard Patient Lists
Navigating in Medisoft Reports
Aging Reports
Custom Reports
Using Report Designer
Print a Patient Day Sheet
Print an Insurance Payment by Type Report
Collections in the Medical Office
Laws Governing Timely Payment of Insurance Claims
The Importance of a Financial Policy
Working with Collection Agencies
Writing Off Uncollectible Accounts
Using a Patient Aging Reports for Collections
Adding an Account to the Collection List
Creating Collection Letters
Printing a Collection Tracer Report
Print a Patient Aging Report
Add a Patient to the Collection List
Create a Collection Letter
The Office Hours Window
Entering Appointments
Booking Follow-Up Appointments
Searching for Available Time Slots
Entering Appointments for New Patients
Booking Repeated Appointments
Rescheduling and Canceling Appointments
Creating a Patient Recall List
Creating Provider Breaks
Printing Schedules
Creating an Overdue Balance Report for Patients with Appointments
Enter an Appointment
Reschedule an Appointment
Print a Physician's 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 Report
Adding Items to the Collection 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
Entering Patient Payments and Reviewing Overdue Accounts
Adding Patients to the Collection List and Creating Collection Letters
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