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Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices 2nd Edition

Michelle A. Green, Mary Jo Bowie

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2005
  • 432 Pages
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ESSENTIALS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, Second Edition, is a comprehensive book that presents your first semester students with both theoretical and practical applications of health information management. The authors' dynamic and unique approach to this topic targets those students who respond best to hands-on and visual learning.

Michelle A. Green, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts

Michelle A. Green, MPS, RHIA, FAHIMA, CPC, is an Adjunct Professor in the Health Information Technology Department at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, New York. She also teaches in the Health Information Management Department at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts. Ms. Green held the position of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Physical and Life Sciences Department at the State University of New York, College of Technology, Alfred, from 1984 through 2016. An active member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Ms. Green has been recognized both for her excellence in teaching and for her significant contributions to the Health Information Management profession. She has earned numerous awards, including the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Alfred State College’s Alumni Association Teacher of the Year, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and the FORE Triumph Educator Award from the AHIMA. Ms. Green is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA), and a Certified Procedural Coder (CPC). She earned a BS from Daemen College and an MPS degree from Alfred University. Ms. Green has authored three successful books related to coding and health information management.

Mary Jo Bowie, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

Mary Jo Bowie is the owner of Health Information Professional Services in Binghamton, New York, which has provided medical record consultative services for various health facilities for more than 25 years. She served as an instructor in Health Information Technology Programs for more than 20 years, teaching such courses as Inpatient Coding, Ambulatory Care Coding, Quality Assurance, Survey of Healthcare, and Computers in Healthcare. Ms. Bowie is now the Health Information Management and Medical Coding program director at Mount Wachusett Community College and an associate professor. She develops all course content within the curriculum, including ICD-10-CM/PCS courses, CPT/HCPCS courses, and introductory and advanced health data courses. Ms. Bowie is a registered Health Information Administrator and an accredited Health Information Technician. She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and is also an AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS-approved Train the Trainer. She served on the New York State Health Information Association Board of Directors from 1989 to 1991 and was education director and on the Ambulatory Coding Guideline Committee. Ms. Bowie was the New York State nominee for the National Award for Literacy Contribution to Profession, 1993 and 1994. She is a National and Regional speaker on ICD-9-CM, CPT and ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, as well as a trusted course writer for Cengage Learning. Ms. Bowie holds an Associate of Arts degree, Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree. She has conducted more than 50 national training seminars on ICD-10-CM/PCS coding.
  • Chapter 1 updated to include information about new federal legislation, the Joint Commission, quaternary care, and ICD-10-CM implementation.
  • Chapter 2 contains new content about professional associations that offer coding credentials and the health data analyst career.
  • Important new Chapter 5 on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) discusses the issues associated with implementation, as well as the administrative and clinical applications of electronic records.
  • Covers latest information on HIPAA laws and legislation, including the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act.
  • Chapter 10 includes new content about payment systems, the recovery audit contractor (RAC) program, "never events," hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), and present on admission (POA) indicators.
  • Chapter Reviews allow for immediate assessment of comprehension and retention.
  • StudyWare™ CD-ROM includes quizzes and games for each chapter for practice and self-testing.
  • Lab Manual available with application-based exercises that allow learners to practice textbook concepts.
  • Internet Links are provided to help you expand your knowledge at various government, commercial, and association websites.
  • Study checklist at the end of each chapter directs you to other available learning aids that allow you to practice and apply your knowledge.
1. Health Care Delivery Systems.
History of Medicine and Health Care Delivery. Continuum of Care. Health Care Facility Ownership. Health Care Facility Organizational Structure. Licensure, Regulation, and Accreditation.
2. Health Information Management Professionals.
Careers. Professional Practice Experience. Join Your Professional Association.
3. Health Care Settings.
Acute Care Facilities (Hospitals). Ambulatory and Outpatient Care. Behavioral Health Care Facilities. Home Care and Hospice. Long-Term Care. Managed Care. Federal, State, and Local Health Care.
4. The Patient Record: Hospital, Physician Office, and Alternate Care Settings.
Definition and Purpose of the Patient Record. Provider Documentation Responsibilities. Development of the Patient Record. Patient Record Formats. Archived Records. Patient Record Completion Responsibilities.
5. Electronic Health Records.
Evolution of Electronic Health Records. Electronic Health Record Systems. Regional Health Information Organizations. Impact of the American Recovery Reinvestment Act, Public Law 111-5. Components of Electronic Health Record Systems Used in Health Care.
6. Content of the Patient Record: Inpatient, Outpatient, and Physician Office.
General Documentation Issues. Hospital Inpatient Record-Administrative Data. Hospital Inpatient Record-Clinical Data. Hospital Outpatient Record. Physician Office Record. Forms Control and Design.
7. Numbering Filing Systems and Record Storage & Circulation.
Numbering Systems. Filing Systems. Filing Equipment. File Folders. Filing Controls. Loose Filing. Circulation Systems. Security of Health Information.
8. Indexes, Registers, and Health Data Collection.
Indexes. Registers and Registries. Case Abstracting. Health Data Collection.
9. Legal Aspects of Health Information Management.
Legal and Regulatory Terms. Maintaining the Patient Record in the Normal Course of Business. Confidentiality of Information and HIPAA Privacy and Security Provisions. Legislation that Impacts Health Information Management. Release of Protected Health Information.
10. Coding and Reimbursement.
Nomenclatures and Classification Systems. Third-party Payers. Health Care Reimbursement Systems.

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Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781285177359

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305259270
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.