In this reprint from 1999, Shapiro, a registered nurse and teacher at Winona State U., explains HMOs for patients, especially important things they need to know to be better informed, including their rights to health care, and the varying perspectives of provider groups, hospitals, states, HMOs, case managers, and the federal government. She also e
GETTING STARTED IN THE COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL OFFICE: FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICE will help prepare your students to work with any practice management software used in medical offices today. The book follows the flow of information as patients are scheduled and seen in a medical office, through procedure posting, billing and collections. Content within the book is grouped by subject for easy reading, followed by immediate application of the concepts to the software. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Fundamentals of Clinical Practice, Second Edition presents medical students with a comprehensive guide to the social ramifications of a physician's work, and more experienced practitioners with the tools to augment their own patient-centered techniques.
Fundamentals of US Health Care: Principles and Perspectives takes the broad, complex topic of health care in the United States and presents it in a digestible, easy-to-read format. Focusing on some of the fundamental issues facing the health care system today, this text delivers simple, objective coverage of key topics including cost, access, quality, financing, manpower, and public health. By blending current, factual data, basic principles, and multiple perspectives on controversial issues, the authors provide a balanced approach to the core issues facing the health care industry. Case studies and vignettes throughout the text allow readers to explore how current health care problems impact real-life situations and to hone their critical thinking skills for their future professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Administrative and Clinical Competencies with Anatomy & Physiology
Author: Brigitte Niedzwiecki
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Launch your Medical Assisting career with Kinn’s Medical Assisting Fundamentals: Administrative and Clinical Competencies with Anatomy & Physiology! This practical, hands-on text features an easy-to-understand writing style and detailed visuals designed to help you master all the Medical Assisting knowledge, procedures, and skills needed for career success. Based on trusted content from the bestselling Kinn’s product suite, this brand-new text and its accompanying resources incorporate the latest standards and competencies throughout, as well as approachable coverage of math, medical terminology, soft skills, and anatomy and physiology. Easy-to-grasp writing style is appropriate for all levels of learners in all types of Medical Assisting programs. Trusted Kinn’s content supports the following exam plans: CMA from the American Association of Medical Assistants; RMA and CMAS from American Medical Technologist; CCMA and CMAA from the National Healthcareer Association; NCMA from the National Center for Competency Testing; and CMAC from the American Medical Certification Association. Emphasis on anatomy and physiology — along with pathology, signs/symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatments — enables you to meet key competencies. Strong focus on medical terminology includes feature boxes that highlight chapter-related medical terminology to help you learn word parts, pronunciation, and definitions. Math exercises embedded throughout the text challenge you to sharpen your math skills. Procedures are mapped to CAAHEP and ABHES accreditation standards down to the step, offer rationales for each step, and can be conveniently performed in the classroom. Customer Service boxes in appropriate chapters help you develop the soft skills that employers seek when hiring Medical Assistants. Applied learning approach introduces a case scenario at the beginning of each chapter and then revisits it throughout the chapter to help you understand new concepts as they are presented. Chapter learning tools include vocabulary with definitions, critical thinking applications, and content that ties directly to the order of learning objectives. Pharmacology glossary of the top 100-150 most common over-the-counter and prescription medications gives you quick access to pronunciation guides, generic and trade names, and drug classification.
Retiree group benefits have earned a reputation for being difficult to understand. Half retirement benefit and half group insurance – few professionals have mastered both fields. Complex finances blend the world of pension mathematics and health plan pricing. The purpose of this textbook is to provide the fundamental basics of all aspects of retiree group benefits—from goals and objectives of providing the benefit to the actuarial considerations of accounting and funding the programs. This one book contains everything pertaining to the subject of retiree group benefits. Its chapters cover the prevalence of the benefit, Medicare, plan design, funding and legal issues, accounting rules and actuarial methods and assumptions.
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, Skill Development takes a unique three-pronged approach that gives students a clear understanding of important HRM concepts and functions, shows them how to apply those concepts, and helps them build a strong skill set they can use in their personal and professional lives. Covering the vast majority the 210 required SHRM Curriculum Guidebook topics required for undergraduates, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management gives the student the ability to successfully manage others in today's work environment. Authors Robert N. Lussier and John R. Hendon engage students with a variety of high-quality applications and skill development exercises to improve students’ comprehension and retention. The authors’ emphasis on current trends and the challenges facing HR managers and line managers today provide students with key insights on important issues and prepare them for successful careers.
All health care students must be familiar with the basic concepts of health care in the United States. This introductory textbook presents vital information on health care careers and legal, ethical, financial, and policy issues that will help their future practice. It includes chapters on: careers in the health care profession; the complexity of health care; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; professionalism in health; health care for special populations; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards; research and advancements in health care; the future of health care. Fundamentals of U.S. Health Care is unique in the way it highlights the important elements of each health career, including job requirements, length of study, and salaries. With the student in mind, this book is accompanied by a website that features detailed PowerPoints and test banks with more than 1,000 review questions. Well-organized and easily understood, this overview provides a reliable, relevant resource and up-to-date reference. It is essential reading for all allied health students, including nurses, surgical technicians, dental hygienists, radiology technicians, medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, and more.
This text is an unbound, three hole punched version. The 12th Edition of Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, Binder Ready Version, 12th Edition helps students understand and remember concepts through a straightforward and conversational writing style and a wealth of examples to clarify ideas and build interest. The authors provide a strong foundation of essential elements of Human Resource Management as well as a clear understanding of how Human Resource Management links with business strategy. Through practical applications, the authors illustrate the importance of employees on every level of the organization, helping students understand HRM elements such as recruitment, training, motivation, retention, safety, the legal environment, and how they support successful business strategies.
Examines the complex interrelationships that inform the health care system. Health care, like all social systems, is a product of thought. Up to now, our collective thinking has been based on trying to manage parts, not the whole. This book inquires into four age-old questions that shape all health care systems: What is health? What is care? Who is responsible? How much is enough? Americans have the wealthiest health care system in the world, yet the health status of Americans ranks in the lowest quartile among the world's 25 industrialized nations and 45 million Americans are without health insurance. Today's cost, quality, and access problems are inter-related and can be traced to taken-for-granted assumptions and health care's outmoded organizing concepts: reductionism and materialism. Greater fragmentation of care, an over-dependence on technology, inattention to social and environmental determinants of health, and serious economic and moral dilemmas are some of the results of the last 40 years of piecemeal political and economic reform. This book has three purposes. The first is to help the reader see healthcare as a complex system—a part in a larger whole—and to show how answers to the questions, What is health? What is care? Who is responsible? How much is enough? implicitly define the purpose, effectiveness, efficiency, and fairness of a health care system. The second is to show that today's access, cost, and quality problems are interrelated, and arise from outmoded concepts, unquestioned assumptions, and a long trail of inconsistent and contradictory answers to the four questions. The third purpose is to acquaint readers with both the personal and societal challenges of finding coherent answers to the four questions raised above and to describe some of the budding experimental solutions that challenge traditional conventions and assumptions.
The newest edition of an insightful and practical statistical approach to quality control and management In the newly revised and thoroughly updated Fifth Edition of Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, accomplished academic, consultant, and author Dr. Amitava Mitra delivers a comprehensive and quantitative approach to quality management techniques. The book demonstrates how to integrate statistical concepts with quality assurance methods, incorporating modern ideas, strategies, and philosophies of quality management. You'll discover experimental design concepts and the use of the Taguchi method to incorporate customer needs, improve lead time, and reduce costs. The new edition also includes brand-new case studies at the end of several chapters, references to the statistical software Minitab 19, and chapter updates that add discussions of trending and exciting topics in quality control. The book includes access to supplementary material for instructors consisting of a new instructor's solutions manual and PowerPoint slides, as well as access to data sets for all readers. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to the evolution of quality and definitions of quality, quality control, quality assurance, quality circles, and quality improvement teams An exploration of customer needs and market share, as well as the benefits of quality control and the total quality system Practical discussions of quality and reliability, quality improvement, product and service costing, and quality costs A concise treatment of how to measure quality costs, the management of quality, and the interrelationship between quality and productivity Perfect for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in quality control and improvement, the Fifth Edition of Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement will also earn a place in the libraries of business students and those undertaking training programs in Six Sigma.
FUNDAMENTALS OF INSURANCE, 2E combines hands-on activities, examples from news-making companies, creative special features, and solid content to give your students a full understanding of insurance. Extensive use of activities help students better understand the importance of insurance and how it affects them today--and through to their retirement days. Insurance careers are integrated throughout the text, as well as being provided as a focus in their own chapter. Research questions require students to make contact with the insurance world where they will get additional career information and bring interest and realism into the classroom. Students learn the importance of risk management, property and auto insurance, health coverage, insurance rates, claims procedures, careers in insurance, annuities and planning for retirement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book distills the wealth of knowledge contained in the classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, 4/e into a practical guide for primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine residents. Written by top experts in the field, the book offers a detailed, compact overview of geriatric care. It addresses geriatric pharmacology, Medicare and Medicaid, and numerous other subjects unique to older adults. The case-based instructional approach helps readers navigate the complexity of prevention, presentation, and treatment for conditions such as depression, dementia, and hypertension. Graphs and tables aid the reader in determining the proper courses of treatment.
An essential introduction to microbiome science, a new cutting-edge discipline that is transforming the life sciences This book provides an accessible and authoritative guide to the fundamental principles of microbiome science, an exciting and fast-emerging new discipline that is reshaping many aspects of the life sciences. Resident microbes in healthy animals--including humans—can dictate many traits of the animal host. This animal microbiome is a second immune system conferring protection against pathogens; it can structure host metabolism in animals as diverse as reef corals and hibernating mammals; and it may influence animal behavior, from social recognition to emotional states. These microbial partners can also drive ecologically important traits, from thermal tolerance to diet, and have contributed to animal diversification over long evolutionary timescales. Drawing on concepts and data across a broad range of disciplines and systems, Angela Douglas provides a conceptual framework for understanding these animal-microbe interactions while shedding critical light on the scientific challenges that lie ahead. Douglas explains why microbiome science demands creative and interdisciplinary thinking—the capacity to combine microbiology with animal physiology, ecological theory with immunology, and evolutionary perspectives with metabolic science. An essential introduction to a cutting-edge field that is revolutionizing the life sciences, this book explains why microbiome science presents a more complete picture of the biology of humans and other animals, and how it can deliver novel therapies for many medical conditions and new strategies for pest control.
The Medical Staff Services Handbook, Second Edition, is a complete reference and explores all functions performed in a medical staff services department. It contains practical advice on problems in credentialing and privileging as well as organizing the medical staff services department and supporting medical staff meetings. There is new information on the ongoing professional practice evaluation process and the focused professional practice evaluation process (new Joint Commission requirements). All chapters have been updated with current information. The book also contains chapters on credentialing in managed care organizations, credentials verification organizations and health system shared credentialing services. There is extensive information about various health care accreditation programs as well as information on hospital functions such as the institutional review board, cancer programs, and accredited continuing medical education programs. The Medical Staff Services Handbook, Second Edition also contains helpful information about technology and its applications in the medical staff services department. The law chapter points out areas that can lead to serious legal problems and methods to avoid these. This text can be used as a training tool for new employees; as a resource for areas that the medical staff services professional may not work with on a regular basis; to assist with standardizing processes in the medical staff services department; and as a tool for leadership training for physician leaders. The Medical Staff Services Handbook, Second Edition is not just an introductory text – it goes beyond the basics. It is a comprehensive review of all information needed to prepare for the NAMSS certification examinations. Including chapter quizzes, PowerPoints and an accompanying CD ROM with dozens of useful forms and policies, this text is the most comprehensive educational resource for all functions performed in the medical staff services department. It is a useful reference for those who are studying to sit for the certification examinations sponsored by the National Association Medical Staff Services.
This textbook introduces and explains basic chiropractic philosophy and history, principles, and applications in practice. In addition to covering chiropractic care techniques, it also discusses anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as spinal analysis and diagnostic procedures. Key scientific and philosophical issues within the chiropractic community are addressed. Clearly presented material in an easy-to-follow format defines unfamiliar terms, explains and illustrates concepts, and reinforces ideas through review and critical thinking questions. The book's broad scope and discussions of diverse topics make it ideal for students or anyone in the chiropractic community. Topics and content parallel the test plan outlines from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, ensuring that all material is relevant, up-to-date, and accurate. Well-known chapter contributors - some of the most respected and influential names in the field - give the book a balanced approach, reflecting the diversity within the profession on issues related to the science and philosophy of chiropractic. Well-referenced discussions include the most up-to-date research. Key terms and critical thinking/review questions in each chapter familiarize the reader with important concepts and promote a solid understanding of the material.