Professional Review Guide for the RHIA and RHIT Examinations, 2012 Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • AUTHOR: Patricia Schnering
  • ISBN-13: 9781111643867 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 600 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012, 2011, 2010
  • ©2013     Published
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About The Product

The PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE RHIA AND RHIT EXAMINATIONS, 2012 EDITION,is an essential, effective preparation tool for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exams. This comprehensive learning package includes a reader-friendly, content-rich text, along with a CD-ROM featuring additional useful resources and interactive study tools. Thorough and up-to-date, this invaluable guide covers critical information to help students pass their exam and prepare for professional success, including material on current code sets and AHIMA standards, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding, electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, informatics and information systems, privacy and security, legal and ethical considerations, statistics and research, quality and improvement, organization and management, and human resources. In addition to mock exam questions and detailed answer keys, the guide includes study tips, coding case studies, and quizzes and activities linked to AHIMA competencies to help students hone their skills by assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures for a variety of patient settings.


  • The text features up-to-date information on the latest versions—including recent changes—of key diagnosis and procedure codes covered on the exams, such as the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics' ICD-9-CM and the American Medical Association's current procedural terminology (CPT).
  • The text also provides useful guidance related to recent and ongoing changes in the industry, including electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, current laws and standards, and the transition to ICD-10-CM for diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS for procedure codes, proposed for adoption in the U.S. in 2013.
  • Abundant questions focus on American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) competencies covered on the RHIA and RHIT examinations, helping students gain familiarity with the format and focus of the exams while honing their skills in key areas required both for professional certification and career success.
  • The text and CD-ROM provide a variety of tools to help students prepare for the certification exams, including recommended resources, general study tips, multiple-choice coding questions, coding case studies for various health settings, a highly realistic mock examination, analysis problems, study/review questions based on exam content and competencies, a case study coding review, and competency maps in each chapter to help students target their efforts and assess their progress.
  • To prepare students for success as health information professionals in today's dynamic industry environment, the text includes wide-ranging coverage of key topics such as informatics and information systems, privacy and security, legal and ethical considerations, statistics and research, quality and improvement, organization and management, and human resources.

About the Contributor

  • 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 served on committees and the board of directors, and earned the FHIMA Literary Award in 2000 and 2006. Currently, Patricia serves as a delegate to the FHIMA and on the advisory board at St. Petersburg College. She is a member of AHIMA and the Assembly on Education (AOE). In addition to a BS in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, Patricia holds CCS and RHIA certifications from St. Petersburg College.

Table of Contents

I. Examination Study Strategies and Resources.
II. Test-Taking Skills.
III. Health Data Content and Standards.
IV. Information Retention and Access.
V. Classification Systems and Secondary Data Sources.
VI. Medical Billing and Reimbursement Systems.
VII. Medical Science.
VIII. ICD-9-CM Coding.
IX. CPT Coding.
X. Informatics and Information Systems.
XI. Health Information Privacy and Security.
XII. Health Law.
XIII. Health Statistics and Research.
XIV. Quality and Performance Improvement.
XV. Organization and Management.
XVI. Human Resources.
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New to this Edition

  • New material on electronic health records, coverage of the HIPAA standards, and more facilitates student understanding of the importance of these relatively new areas of practice.
  • Updating of coding, changes in ICD-9-CM and CPT rules and working with coding standards of ICD-10-CM and CPS to keep students current on changes in the coding practice.
  • New analysis problems, study/review questions organized to mirror AHIMA exam competencies knowledge content.

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