Fordney's Medical Insurance and Billing, 16th Edition

Author :
Linda Smith
Date of Publication: 02/2022
Gain the medical insurance skills you need to succeed in today’s outpatient and inpatient settings! Fordney's Medical Insurance and Billing, 16th Edition helps you master the insurance billing specialist’s role and responsibilities in areas such ...view more
Gain the medical insurance skills you need to succeed in today’s outpatient and inpatient settings! Fordney's Medical Insurance and Billing, 16th Edition helps you master the insurance billing specialist’s role and responsibilities in areas such as diagnostic coding, procedural coding, billing, and collection. Using clear, easy-to-understand explanations, this book covers all types of insurance coverage commonly encountered in hospitals, physicians’ offices, and clinics. Step-by-step guidelines lead you through medical documentation and administrative procedures. Written by coding specialist and educator Linda M. Smith, this market-leading text is a complete guide to becoming an efficient insurance billing specialist.
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Gain the medical insurance skills you need to succeed in today’s outpatient and inpatient settings! Fordney's Medical Insurance and Billing, 16th Edition helps you master the insurance billing specialist’s role and responsibilities in areas such as diagnostic coding, procedural coding, billing, and collection. Using clear, non-technical explanations, this book covers all of the types of insurance coverage commonly encountered in hospitals, physicians’ offices, and clinics. Step-by-step guidelines lead you through medical documentation and administrative procedures. Written by coding specialist and educator Linda M. Smith, this market-leading text is a complete guide to becoming an efficient insurance billing specialist.


New to this edition
  • NEW! Insights From The Field includes short interviews with insurance billing specialists who have experience in the field, providing a snapshot of their career paths and offering advice to the new student.
  • NEW! Scenario boxes help you apply concepts to real-world situations.
  • NEW! Quick Review sections summarize chapter content and also include review questions.
  • NEW! Discussion Points provide the opportunity for students and instructors to participate in interesting and open dialogues related to the chapter’s content.
  • NEW! Expanded Health Care Facility Billing chapters are revised to provide the latest information impacting the insurance billing specialist working in a variety of healthcare facility settings.

Key Features
  • Coverage of medical documentation, diagnostic coding, and procedural coding provides you with the foundation and skills needed to work in a physician’s office as well as outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Coverage of the role and responsibilities of the insurance billing specialist emphasizes advanced job opportunities and certification.
  • Step-by-step procedures detail common responsibilities of the insurance billing specialist and coder.
  • Key terms and abbreviationsare defined and emphasized, reinforcing your understanding of new concepts and terminology.
  • Color-coded icons denote and clarify information, rules, and regulations for each type of payer.
  • Privacy, Security, and HIPAA chapter and Compliance Alerts throughout the book highlight important HIPAA compliance issues and regulations.
  • NEW! Insights From The Field includes short interviews with insurance billing specialists who have experience in the field, providing a snapshot of their career paths and offering advice to the new student.
  • NEW! Scenario boxes help you apply concepts to real-world situations.
  • NEW! Quick Review sections summarize chapter content and also include review questions.
  • NEW! Discussion Points provide the opportunity for students and instructors to participate in interesting and open dialogues related to the chapter’s content.
  • NEW! Expanded Health Care Facility Billing chapters are revised to provide the latest information impacting the insurance billing specialist working in a variety of healthcare facility settings.

Author Information
Edited by Linda Smith, CPC, CPC-1, CEMC, PCS, CMBS, Consultant/Educator, MedOffice Resources, Greene, New York.