Coding Basics: Understanding Medical Collections

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Cengage Learning, Feb 18, 2009 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
Coding Basics: Understanding Medical Collections is part of a series designed to provide you with the foundation you need to work in today's medical office. This installment of the series introduces you to the collections process in the medical office. This worktext includes hands-on exercises, aging reports, denial and appeal letters, and common debt collection terms to familiarize you with the collections process. You will also find information on federal collection laws, HIPAA, contract negotiation, and the appeals process.
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Contents

When Does Collecting Begin?
3
Legal Guidelines for Collecting
15
Aging Reports and the Department of Insurance
23
InOffice Patient Collection Strategies
45
The Appeal Process
61
Additional Income for the Medical Office
73
Selecting an Outside Collection Agency
89
Student Exercises
97
Forms Lists and Tables
101
CMS1500 Claim Filing Instructions
131
Patients Bill of Rights
143
Medical Terminology Review by Marie A Moisio MA RHIA
145
Glossary
151
Index
155
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About the author (2009)

Michelle M. Rimmer, CHI has over 19 years experience in the medical billing industry. She has taught numerous courses and seminars at three colleges in the state of New Jersey. In March 2008, she started the Professional Medical Billers Association, a networking group for medical billing students, professional medical billers, and medical billing business owners. Michelle operated her own home-based medical billing business, Shore Medical Billing for 11 years and recently started her new company, Shore Medical Consulting Services. Her passion for teaching medical billing led to the fruition of Michelle's first textbook, Medical Billing 101.

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