The CURE for your REIMBURSEMENT BLUESEver wonder how physicians and hospitals get paid? Thinking about a career as a medical insurance specialist? Find out what it takes to succeed in this challenging field -- even if you don't have formal training, unlimited time, and a genius IQ. Medical Billing and Coding Demystified offers an effective and enlightening way to learn how this complex system works.This handy resource clearly explains the practices used by medical offices, hospitals, and healthcare facilities to encode medical services in order to receive payment from government agencies and insurance companies. You'll learn about the ethical and legal aspects of medical billing, and how to navigate insurance plans and the insurance claim cycle, including disputes. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this illuminating guide explains the complexities of medical billing and coding in no time at all.This self-paced guide gives you:An easy way to understand how to code medical bills for paymentAn overview of medical billing softwareProven strategies for finding a job in the healthcare industryA quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknessesA final exam at the end of the bookNo unnecessary technical jargonA time-saving approach to performing better on an exam at at workSimple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Medical Billing and Coding Demystified is your shortcut to becoming an integral part of any healthcare team.Burgos, Marilyn is the author of 'Medical Billing and Coding Demystified', published 2006 under ISBN 9780071472203 and ISBN 0071472207.