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The Paperless Medical Office: Using Harris Care Tracker, 1st Edition

  • Virginia Ferrari, M.H.A. Solano Community College
  • Michelle Heller, CMA (AAMA), RMA Columbus State Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1133278957  |  ISBN-13: 9781133278955
  • 848 Pages
  • © 2015 | Published
  • List Price = $ 121.95
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About

Overview

This practical text provides step-by-step, hands-on instruction in using Harris CareTracker, a fully integrated, CCHIT® and ONC-ATCB certified Practice Management and Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution. This unique instructional package combines an engaging, reader-friendly text with online access to the Harris CareTracker system, enabling students to learn the features, functions, and workflows of administrative, practice management, clinical, and billing activities using a live electronic medical record (EMR) program. In addition to connecting essential EHR concepts to real-world scenarios and tools, the authors link knowledge and activities to the CEHRS credential, with CEHRS Exam Connections highlighted throughout the text. Chapters emphasize key topics such as patient demographics and registration, appointment scheduling, EMR clinical duties, and administrative tasks including billing and collections. For additional context, numerous applied learning Case Studies provide valuable perspective and feature relevant activities and exercises to help prepare students for professional success in this dynamic, rapidly growing field.

Features and Benefits

  • By combining a reader-friendly text and online access to Harris CareTracker, this unique learning resource helps students master the features, functions, and workflows of administrative, practice management, clinical, and billing activities using a live electronic medical record (EMR) program.
  • Walks students through the various functions of the Harris CareTracker system step by step, using engaging activities, useful FAQs, time-saving tips, annotated screen shots, chapter review questions, and more to make key concepts easier to understand and apply.
  • Highlights connections between chapter material and the CEHRS credential and exam, making it easier for students interested in pursuing accreditation to review relevant topics and activities, and to identify areas where additional reinforcement may be helpful.
  • Each chapter concludes with realistic applied learning Case Studies based on common real-world scenarios, as well as “Check Your Knowledge” activities to help students review, apply, and master key concepts in a practical context.
  • Provides wide-ranging coverage to prepare students for professional success in a variety of roles and settings, including administrative, clinical, and billing and coding activities in private practices, hospitals and health networks, and Patient Centered Medical Home environments.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Paperless Medical Office.
2. Introduction to Harris CareTracker.
3. Patient Demographics and Registration.
4. Appointment Scheduling.
5. Preliminary Duties in the EMR.
6. Patient Work-Up.
7. Completing the Visit.
8. Other Clinical Documentation.
9. Billing.
10. ClaimsManager and Collections.
11. Applied Learning for the Paperless Medical Office.
Appendix A: Source Documents.
Appendix B: Workflow Assessment Guide and Checklist.
Index.
Glossary.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: 3,2,1 Code It!, 4th + The Paperless Medical Office: Using Harris CareTracker + Medical Terminology for Insurance and Coding + The Paperless Medical Office for Billers and Coders: Using Harris CareTracker

ISBN-10: 1305617932  | ISBN-13: 9781305617933

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ePack: eBook: The Paperless Medical Office: Using Harris CareTracker+ Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305515978  | ISBN-13:  9781305515970

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ePack: eBook: The Paperless Medical Office for Billers and Coders: Using Harris CareTracker, 1 term (6 months) + 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

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ePack: eBook: The Paperless Medical Office Workbook: Using Harris CareTracker + 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  130570410X  | ISBN-13:  9781305704107

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ISBN-10:  1305707117  | ISBN-13:  9781305707115

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ePack: CourseMate 2 terms (12months) Instant Access for Harris/Ferrari/Heller’s The Paperless Medical Office: Using Harris PM and Physician EMR + 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  130570181X  | ISBN-13:  9781305701816

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The Paperless Medical Office for Billers and Coders: Using Harris CareTracker  (ISBN-10: 1133279015 | ISBN-13: 9781133279013)

The Billers and Coders workbook is designed to help students retain key content related to financial activities within the EHR. Expanded activities will provide students with additional practice in these challenging areas.

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The Paperless Medical Office Workbook: Using Harris CareTracker  (ISBN-10: 1133279031 | ISBN-13: 9781133279037)

The student workbook is design to help you retain key chapter content. The workbook is a stripped down version of the comprehensive textbook, and includes only the step-by-step student activities. These activities allow students to focus on how to use Harris CareTracker and provide ample opportunity to practice using administrative, practice management, clinical, billing and coding functions.

List Price = $41.95  | CengageBrain Price = $41.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $31.25

CourseMate 2 terms (12months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130509767X | ISBN-13: 9781305097674)

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LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 2 terms Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305118812 | ISBN-13: 9781305118812)

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Student Supplements

The Paperless Medical Office for Billers and Coders: Using Harris CareTracker  (ISBN-10: 1133279015 | ISBN-13: 9781133279013)

The Billers and Coders workbook is designed to help students retain key content related to financial activities within the EHR. Expanded activities will provide students with additional practice in these challenging areas.

List Price = $41.95  | CengageBrain Price = $41.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $31.25

The Paperless Medical Office Workbook: Using Harris CareTracker  (ISBN-10: 1133279031 | ISBN-13: 9781133279037)

The student workbook is design to help you retain key chapter content. The workbook is a stripped down version of the comprehensive textbook, and includes only the step-by-step student activities. These activities allow students to focus on how to use Harris CareTracker and provide ample opportunity to practice using administrative, practice management, clinical, billing and coding functions.

List Price = $41.95  | CengageBrain Price = $41.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $31.25

CourseMate 2 terms (12months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130509767X | ISBN-13: 9781305097674)

List Price = $121.95  | CengageBrain Price = $121.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $121.95

LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 2 terms Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305118812 | ISBN-13: 9781305118812)

List Price = $121.95  | CengageBrain Price = $121.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $121.95

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Virginia Ferrari, M.H.A.

Virginia Ferrari is a faculty member at Solano Community College in the Career / Technical Education division, where she teaches medical front office, medical coding, and small business courses. In addition, she has been a contributing author for multiple Cengage / Delmar Learning textbooks, including the Seventh Edition of MEDICAL ASSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES. Prior to joining Solano Community College, Ferrari served as the manager of extended services for one of the fastest-growing physicians networks in the San Francisco Bay area. In addition to overseeing the conversion and implementation of electronic medical records, she served on the Best Practice Committee, Customer Satisfaction Committee, Pilot Project for Risk Adjust Coding, and Team Up for Health, a national collaborative for Diabetes Self-Management Education. Ferrari holds dual undergraduate degrees in sociology and family and consumer studies from Central Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Michelle Heller, CMA (AAMA), RMA

Currently a faculty member at Columbus State Community College, Michelle Heller has worked in health care and health care education for the past 30 years. She has received a variety of “Outstanding Teacher” awards from institutions in which she has taught, as well as the Ohio Council of Private Career Schools and Colleges. A frequent presenter and the author of multiple textbooks, Heller has served as both director of education and director of the Medical Assisting Program for the Ohio Institute of Health Careers. She also serves on the ABHES Medical Assisting programmatic accreditation committee.