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Medical Insurance: A Revenue Cycle Process Approach
Medical Insurance: A Revenue Cycle Process Approach

Medical Insurance: A Revenue Cycle Process Approach, 8th Edition

ISBN10: 1259608557 | ISBN13: 9781259608551
By Joanne Valerius, Nenna Bayes, Cynthia Newby, Amy Blochowiak and Janet Seggern

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The Eighth edition of Medical Insurance: A Revenue Cycle Process Approach emphasizes the revenue cycle—ten steps that clearly identify all the components needed to successfully manage the medical insurance claims process . The cycle shows how administrative medical professionals “follow the money .” Medical insurance specialists must be familiar with the rules and guidelines of each health plan in order to submit proper documentation, which then ensures that offices receive maximum, appropriate reimbursement for services provided . Learn the skills you need for your health professions career using multiple digital resources . Read and study the content more effectively—spending more time on topics you don’t know and less time on the topics you do by using SmartBook®, McGraw-Hill Education’s revolutionary adaptive learning technology 




Chapter 1-Introduction to the Medical Billing Cycle

Chapter 2- Electronic Health Records, HIPAA, and HITECH: Sharing and Protecting Patients' Health Information

Chapter 3-Patient Encounters and Billing Information


Chapter 4- Diagnostic Coding: Introduction to ICD-10-CM

Chapter 5- Procedural Coding: CPT and HCPCS

Chapter 6-Visit Charges and Compliant Billing


Chapter 7-Health Care Claim Preparation and Transmission

Chapter 8-Private Payers/BlueCross BlueShield

Chapter 9-Medicare

Chapter 10-Medicaid

Chapter 11- TRICARE and CHAMPVA

Chapter 12-Workers' Compensation and Disability/Automotive Insurance


Chapter 13-Payments (RAs), Appeals, and Secondary Claims

Chapter 14-Patient Billing and Collections

Chapter 15- Primary Case Studies

Chapter 16-RA/Secondary Case Studies


Chapter 17-Hospital Billing and Reimbursement

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About the Author

Joanne Valerius

Nenna Bayes

Nenna L. Bayes , AAS, BBA, M.Ed., CPC, has coauthored
and reviewed various titles within the medical administrative fields. She earned an
associate of applied business degree, a bachelor of business administration degree,
and a masters of arts in education from Morehead State University. During her tenure,
she has taught numerous courses within the administrative and medical administrative
curriculum. She is a professor in and the program coordinator for the Office
Systems Technology and Medical Information Technology programs at Ashland
Community and Technology College in Ashland, Kentucky, and has received many
teaching excellence awards. She is also a certified professional coder (CPC). Prior to
teaching, she worked in various medical office environments. Additionally, she is a
member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American
Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
She lives in Flatwoods, Kentucky, with her husband and is blessed to have two
children and two granddaughters . She is actively involved in music and enjoys
camping in her leisure time.

Cynthia Newby

Cynthia Newby, CPC, CPC-P, is a long-serving author who works closely with McGraw-Hill Education instructional development staff to develop excellent MIBC programs. Cynthia is a graduate of Hood College and a trustee of that institution as well as her local animal shelter and library.

Amy Blochowiak

Amy L. Blochowiak, MBA, RHIT, ACS, AIAA, AIRC, ARA,FLHC, FLMI, HCSA, HIA, HIPAA, MHP, PCS, SILA-F, has coauthored and reviewed various textbooks within the medical administrative and insurance fields. She earned associate degrees in medical office mid-management and health information technology from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, bachelor’s degrees in both business administration and marketing from Lakeland College, and a master’s degree in business administration from Lakeland College. She is currently the program director and instructor for the Healthcare Business Professional program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, where she sits on many committees and shares her passion for student success. Prior to teaching, she worked in various insurance industry roles for over 16 years. She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).


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