Professional Review Guide for the RHIA and RHIT Examinations, 2013 Edition

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  • AUTHOR: Patricia Schnering
  • ISBN-13: 9781133608301 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 608 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013, 2012, 2011
  • ©2014     Published
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Overview

About The Product

The PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE RHIA AND RHIT EXAMINATIONS, 2013 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, now featuring online interactive quizzing, accessible via Printed Access Code bound into the front cover of the book. An available WebTutor™ supplement adds versatile online course management tools, including exam content, flashcards, course objectives, class notes, and discussion questions. 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, recent changes to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, 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 exams modeled closely to actual AHIMA exams, the guide includes study tips, information on test taking skills, and study materials linked to AHIMA competencies to help students hone their knowledge-based health information skill sets.

Features

  • Material on electronic health records, coverage of new standards, and updates 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 MS-DRGs to keep students current on changes in the coding practice.
  • Analysis problems, study/review questions organized to mirror AHIMA exam competencies knowledge content.
  • 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 online assets provide a variety of tools to prepare students for the certification exams, including recommended resources, general study tips, a highly realistic mock examination, analysis problems, study/review questions based on exam content and competencies, and competency maps 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 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.
  • 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, the American Medical Association's current procedural terminology (CPT), and Medicare Diagnosis-Related Groups (MS-DRGs).
  • The text also provides useful guidance related to recent and ongoing changes in the industry, including electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, current laws and practice standards, and updates to the ICD-10-CM for diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS for procedure codes, proposed for adoption in the U.S. in the near future.
  • A robust WebTutor™ online supplement features useful course management tools and material, including exam content, flashcards, course objectives, class notes, and discussion questions.

About the Contributor

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 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

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-9-CM 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.

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