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Being a Medical Records/Health Information Clerk

Being a Medical Records/Health Information Clerk - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131126718

Cover of Being a Medical Records/Health Information Clerk 3RD 04 (ISBN 978-0131126718)
ISBN13: 978-0131126718
ISBN10: 0131126717
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

List price: $94.25

Being a Medical Records/Health Information Clerk - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131126718

Kathryn McMiller

ISBN13: 978-0131126718
ISBN10: 0131126717
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For courses in Health Unit Coordinating, and for Accredited Record Technician (ART) or Registered Record Administrator (RRA) training programs.

Unlike other available texts on medical records--which focus on management of Health Information Management departments--this text is especially designed for entry-level health information/medical record clerks. It orients students to the essential step-by-step procedures for being a medical records clerk--from the importance of confidentiality to filing.

Features :

  • NEW--Updated and revised content throughout.
  • Reflects and provides students with the latest information.
  • NEW--Added information regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act of 1966 (HIPAA).
  • Prepares students for on-the-job success.
  • NEW--Revised format.
  • Relocates the medical record into a complete mid-book section--rather than being interspersed throughout the text, and now conforms to the other books in the Medical Clerical Series.
  • Functionality as an instructional guide and reference.
  • Trains students in the basic skills necessary to perform the basic clerical job functions, and helps them develop an understanding of what the HIM department does. Helps clerks who may have been hired with no experience and only minimal training get up to speed quickly.
  • A copy of an actual, complete medical record--With all identifying information deleted.
  • Shows students first-hand what they will be dealing with on the job in an HIM department.
  • Step-by-step procedures for many of the basic clerical functions.
  • Provide students with all-around training for the many functions they may encounter in an HIM department.
  • Current terminology.
  • Familiarizes students with the vocabulary and definitions they need to know.
  • The use of technology in the HIM department.
  • Prepares students for workplace success.
  • A section on the Optical Imaging Clerk--Chapter 9.
  • Introduces students to this relatively new area.
  • Chapter-opening objectives.
  • Alerts students to what they will be expected to learn and accomplish in each chapter.
  • Glossary of unfamiliar terms--At the beginning of each chapter.
  • Supplies students with a convenient in-text study/review resource.
  • Highlighted key ideas.
  • Helps students focus on what is important to know, and provides a convenient study/review source.
  • Chapter summaries.
  • Enables students to review the main points in each chapter.
  • Exercises.
  • Gives student hands-on practice with activities they will be expected to do on the job.
  • Illustrations referenced to the text.
  • Clarifies concepts/procedures and addresses the visual learning styles of today's students.

Author Bio

McMiller, Kathryn : KMc Consulting

Table of Contents

1. Being a Medical Records/Health Information Clerk.
2. The Health Information Management Department.
3. Number and Filing Methods.
4. Processing Medical Records.
5. Assembly of the Medical Record.
6. Analysis of the Record.
7. Physician Incomplete Area.
8. Confidentiality and Release of Information.
9. Other Medical Record Clerk Functions.
Bibliography.
Index.

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