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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: Pauline.Hamilton on January 16, 2009, 01:28:06 PM

Title: what books do you recommend
Post by: Pauline.Hamilton on January 16, 2009, 01:28:06 PM
I'm new to medical billing and coding, can you please recommend, the names of books as well as author's, so that i can get a clear understanding of medical billing and coding and how it's done so that i can become a compentent and professional coder. And can you tell me what i should study first, your help will be greatly appreciated.


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                                                           Pauline
Title: Re: what books do you recommend
Post by: Michele on January 16, 2009, 02:44:53 PM
Do you have any medical background at all?  (Not that it matters, I'm just trying to figure out what level you are at.  Total beginner with no medical experience, new to billing but background in a medical office?)

Michele
Title: Re: Medical backround you requested
Post by: Pauline.Hamilton on January 16, 2009, 03:58:16 PM
Yes, i have a backround in the medical field. I'm a patient care tech, for at least 10yrs. I  also log vitials, in patient's  medical record's, i do the work of a medical assistant, however i don't draw blood.

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                                                     Pauline

                                                   
Title: Re: what books do you recommend
Post by: mickeyss on January 16, 2009, 07:22:10 PM
Is there any books on coding guidelines for Texas workman's comp in the Chiropractic field?  Thank you.
Title: Re: what books do you recommend
Post by: Pauline.Hamilton on January 17, 2009, 11:23:24 AM
Dear Team:

My name is Pauline, i found 2 books on amazon. Can you please take a look at these books and let me know if they are right for me. I have medical experience backround but none in medical billing and coding. I'm a patient care tech, and have been for the last 10 yrs. I make notes in the patient's chart but that's about it. The first one is called medical billing and coding demystified, by Marilyn Burgos, the second one is medical billing basic 2009 coding  educational series ingenix learning reimburstment educational series. can you tell me which one is the best one to get the learning process started or is there something better, since i have no experience  what so ever. Thank you for your support you're like a breath of fresh air, can you please noifiy me as soon as possible.

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Your Help is deeply  appreciated.

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Title: Re: what books do you recommend
Post by: Michele on January 17, 2009, 08:29:55 PM
I am not aware of any books specifically for workers' comp, chiropractic, for Texas.

Michele
Title: Re: what books do you recommend
Post by: Michele on January 17, 2009, 08:42:12 PM
Pauline,

    It is hard for me to recommend either book since I haven't read either myself, but I did look at both products and read the customer reviews.  If I were in your position, and were looking at the two products you indicated, I would go with the medical billing basic 2009 coding  educational series ingenix learning reimburstment educational series.  That looks more like what you are looking for.  The other book I think would be too basic and just explains what billing is, not how to do it.

Let me know if you order it, I would love to know what you think.

Michele
Title: Re: what books do you recommend
Post by: ChristineS on May 05, 2009, 11:23:12 PM
What part of Texas are you in?
Title: Re: what books do you recommend
Post by: PMRNC on May 07, 2009, 06:18:36 AM
I like and continue to buy the updates for two excellent books which have been around and are continuously updated.
"Understanding Medical Insurance" and "Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office"
I refer to them frequently. I've been getting these books since the mid 90's. You can find current and even past editions on either Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.
Another one I like is Medicare Made Easy, another one that gets frequently updated.

Linda Walker
PMRNC
www.billerswebsite.com