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Professional Review Guide for the RHIA and RHIT Examinations, 2014 Edition, 1st Edition

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  • Patricia Schnering
  • ISBN-10: 128573551X
  • ISBN-13: 9781285735511
  • 608 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2013, 2012
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE RHIA® AND RHIT® EXAMINATIONS, 2014 EDITION prepares qualified HIM professionals forthe American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exams. Part of a comprehensive learning package, this reader-friendly book delves into critical methods and systems for medical coding, reimbursements, data analysis, research, computer information systems, medical records management, human resources, and the full range of issues that top-level HIM professionals manage every day. Book content conveniently maps with all current AHIMA competencies, while FREE access to a coordinating website gives readers a variety of self-testing features, such as interactive quizzing, coding case studies, activities, study tips, and mock exams. Thoughtfully designed to prepare HIM professionals for the 2014 switchover to ICD-10 codes, PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE RHIA® and RHIT® EXAMINATIONS, 2014 EDITION also addresses current codes sets, procedures, standards, electronic medical records, and HIPAA and other laws.

Features

  • 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.

  • Modern Standards: The most current information available provides the essential guidance readers need with regard to electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, current laws and standards, and updates to the ICD-10-CM for diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS for procedure codes.

  • Multiple 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.

  • Interactive Website: FREE online access to practice quizzes via the book-coordinated website gives students an extra source of material and self-assessment opportunities.

Reviews

"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, SUNYIT Utica, Utica, NY
— Lorraine Kane, MS, RHIA

About the Author

Patricia Schnering

Patricia Schnering, RHIA, CCS, is the founder, author and publisher of Professional Review Guides Inc. and PRG Publishing Inc. Previously, she worked as a health information management (HIM) consultant and as an adjunct instructor of HIM at St. Petersburg College. She was also president of her local GCHIMA and a delegate to the FHIMA, where she has served on committees and the board of directors. She earned the FHIMA Literary Award in 2000 and 2006. In addition to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, she holds an Associate of Science in Health Information Technology from St. Petersburg College.

Table of Contents

Introduction.
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-10-CM and ICD-10-PSC 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.

New to this edition

  • Regulatory Updates: Added material on electronic health records, coverage of new standards, and updates to laws gives students a clear picture of the issues, as well as the important national regulations that govern these areas.
  • 2014 Preparedness: Information about the changes to ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes, as well as changes to ICD-9-CM, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Medicare Diagnosis-Related Groups (MS-DRG), helps readers prepare for the October 2014 switchover and updated exams in 2015.
  • Updated Questions: New practice questions and analysis problems cover all changes to the RHIA® and RHIT® exams, and mirror key competencies.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

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Student Supplements

Premium Web Site 1-Year Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285735641 | ISBN-13: 9781285735641)

The Premium Website is a password-protected Student Companion Site that provides additional course content, study aids, and sample test questions to help you succeed in the course. Many Premium Websites also contain critical-thinking questions, activities, and web links.