Summary: Computers in the Medical Office, Fifth Edition offers medical office training using full-featured, state-of-the-art software and current, realistic medical office cases while building transferable computerized medical billing and scheduling skills. Students who complete this course will learn the appropriate terminology and skills to use any patient billing software program with minimal additional training. This text/workbook introduces and simulates medical office b ...show moreilling situations using Medisoft Advanced Version 11, the widely used medical office software program. As students progress through Medisoft, they learn to gather patient information, schedule appointments, and enter transactions. Information in the text contains updated HIPAA standards for privacy, security, transactions, and code sets. This text/workbook is written for those enrolled in community colleges, technical institutes, and career colleges seeking jobs in health information management, medical billing, and medical office assisting. Its practical, systematic approach is based on real-world medical office activities. The text and software work together to give the student a solid background to work in the medical office industry.
Updated Government Regulations: The Fifth Edition teaches the most recent HIPAA standards for privacy, security, transaction and code sets.
Use of MediSoft Advanced v.11: This software is widely used in medical offices. Skills learned through use of this program in conjunction with Computers in the Medical Office provide students with readily transferable skills for other similar software programs. This software is available to adopters of the book through McGraw-Hill.
New Material: Chapter 10, ''Managing Collections'', reflects a new feature in MediSoft Advanced. Hands-on case studies with realistic mix of HMO, PPO, and fee-for-service included earlier in the text. New - ''On Your Own'' hands-on exercises Exercise(s) in each chapter offer guided instruction, and proceed from simple to complex. At the end of each chapter, new ''On Your Own'' exercises provide students with the opportunity to practice applying what they learned in the chapter without guided instruction.
Student books include a CD-ROM that contains the database students need to complete exercises. Students must have access to Medisoft Version 11, either in the classroom or lab or the At-Home version. Access to the Online Learning Center provides additional learning resources for the student.
The Instructor's Manual comes with an Instructor Productivity Center in CD-ROM format that provides test banks and PowerPoint TM slides. The Classroom Performance System in-class quizzing and classroom management system is also available. The Online Learning Center also has resources for the instructor. Additionally, instructors can use Capstone Billing Simulation, Fourth Edition, a detailed medical practice simulation, as a follow-up to Computers in the Medical Office. Capstone also uses Medisoft Version 11 throughout, and comes with a CD-ROM.
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