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Professional Review Guide for the RHIA and RHIT Examinations, 2015 Edition, 1st Edition

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  • Patricia Schnering St. Petersburg College
  • ISBN-10: 1285863399  |  ISBN-13: 9781285863399
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2014, 2013
  • © 2016 | Published
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Take your career to the next level with PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE RHIA/RHIT® EXAMINATIONS, 2015 EDITION, an essential, effective preparation tool for the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Administrator/Registered Health Information Technician (RHIA/RHIT) exams. This review guide gives you practice interpreting documentation and applying your knowledge by assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures for a variety of patient settings. Use the online quizzing tool to create quizzes, sort quiz content by subject area or domain, and set time limits for exams. Get a more personalized exam preparation experience with PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE RHIA/RHIT® EXAMINATIONS, 2015 EDITION.

Features and Benefits

  • Management-Level Content: The wide range of issues covered gives administrators the foundation necessary for solid decision-making. Key topics include health data content and standards, data sources and uses, informatics and information systems, privacy and security, legal and ethical considerations, statistics and research, quality and improvement, organization and management, and human resources.
  • Current Standards: Updated to include the latest standards with regard to electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, current laws and regulations. Includes a chapter on ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding. PLEASE NOTE: if you need this book with ICD-10 content, the 2014 edition is recommended until the 2016 edition releases in January.
  • Study Options: Readers choose the way they learn using text and online features designed to grow their knowledge, develop hands-on skills, and build confidence for success on the job.
  • Unmatched Test Prep: A variety of self-assessments prepare readers for the RHIA® and RHIT® certification exams, including recommended resources, general study tips, multiple-choice coding questions, coding case studies for various health settings, highly realistic mock examinations, a case study coding review, and competency maps to help students target their efforts and assess progress.
  • Customizable Online Quizzing.Now it's easy to link your students in a single course by generating a Learning Code; create and assign exams by subject area or domain. Track student progress by domain. Export grades to your gradebook.

Table of Contents

1. Examination Study Strategies and Resources.
2. Test-Taking Skills.
3. Health Data Content and Standards.
4. Information Retention and Access.
5. Classification Systems and Secondary Data Sources.
6. Medical Billing and Reimbursement Systems.
7. Medical Science.
8. ICD-9-CM Coding.
9. CPT Coding.
10. Informatics and Information Systems.
11. Health Information Privacy and Security.
12. Health Law.
13. Health Statistics and Research.
14. Quality and Performance Improvement.
15. Organization and Management.
16. Human Resources.
17. Mock Examination.
Evaluation Form.

What's New

  • 2015 Edition: Includes a chapter on ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding; a chapter on ICD-10-CM coding is available online and in the quizzing software. AHIMA will not change their exams over to testing on ICD-10-CM until after ICD-10-CM is implemented.
  • Updated Questions: New and enhanced practice questions cover all changes to the CCS® exam, including all key competencies.

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    ISBN-10: 1285863429 | ISBN-13: 9781285863429

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Efficacy and Outcomes


"Yes, I would recommend this book to a colleague for adoption. This book covers all domains of the RHIA/RHIT examination. The questions pertain to the material covered in the classes. Also, the questions are similar to questions on the RHIA/RHIT examinations. Also, I like the fact the questions and answers are referenced according to book and page number. I tell my students to take the exams and to review the question they have missed so they have an understanding why they missed the question."

— Carolyn Stariha, RHIA, Houston Community College, Houston, TX

"All domains are touched on and there are a lot of questions for students to answer to help in determining where their strengths and weaknesses are. Answers, and explanations, in many cases are given. "

— Lorraine Kane, MS, RHIA, Associate Professor, SUNYIT Utica, Utica, NY


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Patricia Schnering

Patricia Schnering is an adjunct instructor of HIM at St. Petersburg College, and serves on its advisory board. In addition to experience as an HIM supervisor and consultant, she is the founder and owner of PRG Publishing Inc., where she published the first Professional Review Guides. Ms. Schnering has served as president of GCHIMA and on FHIMA’s board of directors, where she twice received the FHIMA Literary Award. She is also a member of AHIMA and the Assembly on Education (AOE). In addition to a B.S.in business administration from the University of South Florida, she is a graduate of the health information management program at St. Petersburg College, and holds both CCS and RHIA certifications.