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Mastering Medical Records 2021

Available: In Stock
Price: $49.00
Item Code: 11473-BK


Medicine has entered the digital age with electronic medical records and e-prescriptions. When you need to understand and use medical records in a case, not only must you go through the machinations to retrieve those records in view of HIPAA and other invasion of privacy
mandates, but you must also translate their contents—a daunting task hampered by jargon, abbreviations, unfamiliar word usage and various digital formats.

Saving you hours of extensive research in medical terminology and years of practice reading records, Professor Sam Hodge greatly simplifies the process for you in this book. He shows you how to make the retrieval process easier and how to organize the records, and he
shares with you his very own methods and tricks for understanding medical terminology and jargon. He focuses on electronic medical records and teaches you how to understand this format and determine if the records have been altered.

Summary of Contents

  • Medical Records 
  • Topics
  • Why are Medical Records Maintained?
  • Medical Codes 
  • Ethics 
  • Medical Records
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Fee Structure for What Health Care Providers Can Charge
  • Destruction of Records? 
  • Time to Produce the Records 
  • Outsourcing Records to be Copied 
  • Cost for the Records Under the Various Federal Legislations 
  • Pharmacy Records 
  • Illegible Records
  • Ownership of Medical Records 
  • Litigation Tips 
  • Common Abbreviations 
  • Eye Glasses 
  • Medical Terms .
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
  • Organization of Medical Records 
  • Retention of Medical Records 
  • Medical Research
  • Appendix: Understanding Medical Records in the Twenty-First Century
Practice Areas
Published: 12/8/2021
Pages: 85
Size: 8.5x11
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