Higher Education

Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office: Fundamentals and Practice, 2nd Edition

  • Cindy Correa
  • ISBN-10: 1435438477  |  ISBN-13: 9781435438477
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $152.25
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About

Overview

GETTING STARTED IN THE COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL OFFICE: FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICE and the accompanying Medical Office Simulation Software 2.0(MOSS 2.0) will help prepare your students to work with any practice management software used in medical offices today. The book follows the flow of information as patients are scheduled and seen in a medical office, through procedure posting, billing and collections. Content within the book is grouped by subject for easy reading, followed by immediate application of the concepts to the software.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Numerous screen shots help users check their work and complete each activity with confidence.
  • Objectives at the beginning of each unit clearly specify the content to be learned and the skills that will be mastered using the software, where applicable. Each exercise has its own objective, giving the instructor and the learner direction on the purpose or desired outcome upon completion of the task.
  • Exercises include step-by-step directions supported by many screen shots, showing how the screen should look before and after processing data, where applicable.
  • Each unit ends with the Final Notes section, summarizing the material just learned, and relating it to the topic forthcoming in the next unit.
  • Each unit provides a Check Your Knowledge review section to reinforce the topics learned.
  • Together, the book and software provide approximately 30 hours of activity.

Table of Contents

Preface.
1. Introduction to Computers.
2. Medical Practice-Management Software.
3. Basic Management Concepts for Medical Administrative Staff.
4. Fundamentals of Medical Insurance.
5. Patient Registration and Data Entry.
6. Procedure Posting Routines.
7. Insurance Billing Routines.
8. Posting Payments and Secondary Insurance Billing.
9. Patient Billing and Collections.
10. Posting Secondary Insurance Payment and Electronic Remittance Advice Payments.
11. Insurance Claim Follow-Up and Dispute Resolution.
Source Document Appendix.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • New Workbook with additional hands-on activities to reinforce and expand knowledge presented in the textbook.
  • New Instructor Resources CD-ROM with instructor slides in Microsoft PowerPoint and electronic Instructor's Manual.
  • All exercises updated to correspond with MOSS 2.0 new features, functionality, buttons, and dates.
  • Source documents now provided in an appendix to allow for easier viewing and utilization with the exercises.
  • Key terms identified at the beginning of each chapter.
  • MOSS 2.0 Notes feature identifies usability and troubleshooting tips while working with the software.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

ePack: ebook + iLab Instant Access for Medical Office Simulation Software Individual Purchase

ISBN-10: 1305247310  | ISBN-13: 9781305247314

List Price = $69.49  | CengageBrain Price = $69.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.49

This Bundle Includes:

  • eBook: Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office: Fundamentals and Practice
    List Price = $40.49  | CengageBrain Price = $40.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.49
  • iLab Instant Access for Medical Office Simulation Software Individual Purchase
    List Price = $29.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.00


Bundle: Text + iLab Printed Access Card for Medical Office Simulation Software Individual Purchase

ISBN-10:  1305384768 | ISBN-13:  9781305384767

List Price = $230.95  | CengageBrain Price = $230.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • iLab Printed Access Card for Medical Office Simulation Software Individual Purchase
    List Price = $29.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $21.75
  • Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office: Fundamentals and Practice
    List Price = $202.95  | CengageBrain Price = $202.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $152.25


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

WebTutor™ Advantage for WebCT™ Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1435438507 | ISBN-13: 9781435438507)

Designed to complement the book, WebTUTOR™ Advantage is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Taking your course beyond the classroom, it provides communication tools for instructors and learners, including a Course Calendar, Chat, E-Mail, Threaded Discussions, Web Links, and a White Board. Each chapter features online class notes, additional activities, flash cards, and more. Online quizzes offer automatic grading and electronic tracking for instructors. Mid-term and final examinations are also included.

List Price = $39.00  | CengageBrain Price = $39.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.25

Workbook for Correa's Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office  (ISBN-10: 1435438515 | ISBN-13: 9781435438514)

The Workbook is designed to help students retain key chapter content while providing more practice working with Medical Office Simulation Software (MOSS) 2.0.

List Price = $83.95  | CengageBrain Price = $83.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.75

WebTutor Advantage on Blackboard Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1435438493 | ISBN-13: 9781435438491)

Designed to complement the book, WebTUTOR™ Advantage is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Taking your course beyond the classroom, it provides communication tools for instructors and learners, including a Course Calendar, Chat, E-Mail, Threaded Discussions, Web Links, and a White Board. Each chapter includes class notes, additional activities, flash cards, and quizzes with immediate grading and feedback. Mid-term and final examinations are also included.

List Price = $39.00  | CengageBrain Price = $39.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.25

Electronic Classroom Manager for Correa's Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office  (ISBN-10: 1435438531 | ISBN-13: 9781435438538)

The Instructor Resources CD-ROM includes instructor slides prepared in Microsoft PowerPoint, electronic Instructor's Manual files, and a correlation guide between the first and second edition of the book.

Instructors Manual for Correa's Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office  (ISBN-10: 1435438485 | ISBN-13: 9781435438484)

The Instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides lesson plans, answers for book and workbook questions, and instructor documentation for software use.

Student Supplements

WebTutor™ Advantage for WebCT™ Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1435438507 | ISBN-13: 9781435438507)

Improve your grades with WebTutor™ online review and test prep tools.

List Price = $39.00  | CengageBrain Price = $39.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.25

Workbook for Correa's Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office  (ISBN-10: 1435438515 | ISBN-13: 9781435438514)

The Workbook is designed to help you retain key chapter content while providing more hands-on practice working with Medical Office Simulation Software (MOSS) 2.0.

List Price = $83.95  | CengageBrain Price = $83.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.75

WebTutor Advantage on Blackboard Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1435438493 | ISBN-13: 9781435438491)

Designed to complement the book, WebTUTOR™ Advantage is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Online quizzes offer immediate feedback for students to reinforce learning.

List Price = $39.00  | CengageBrain Price = $39.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Cindy Correa

Ms. Correa is the former Allied Health Educational Coordinator at City University of New York at Queens College. Responsible creating and developing curricula for several Queens College Allied Health certificate programs, including Medical Assistant, she now develops satellite courses for adult education programs. Her clinical experience extends to both private practice and administrative hospital work in oncology, cardiovascular surgery, pulmonology, and thoracic surgery. Ms. Correa also works on technical writing and software development projects, and serves on advisory boards for technical colleges in her home state of Colorado.