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Health Care Delivery

  • Training Manual for Health Care Central Service Techniciansby ASHCSP (American Society for Healthcare Central Services Professionals)

    Wiley 2006; US$ 140.00

    The Training Manual is the premier reference and review publication for individuals preparing for examinations given by The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution. It is a concise, applicable tool that can be used for orientation, training, and instructional programs in health care facilities and in institutions for learning.... more...

  • Reforming Medicareby Henry Aaron; Jeanne M. Lambrew; Patrick F. Healy

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Everyone agrees on the need to reform Medicare but not on how to do it. Some argue the program is too comprehensive, others that it is not comprehensive enough. Some suggest it pays too much for health care, others, too little. Meanwhile, the financial stakes continue to mount. Medicare spending exceeded $400 billion in 2007, making it more expensive... more...

  • Healthcare Payment Systemsby Duane C. Abbey

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 54.95

    The skill levels of financial workers can vary as much as those of medical personnel, and the impact that these workers have on the viability, let alone profitability and efficient running, of any hospital, medical practice or facility is quite profound. The common belief now is that the multitude of payment systems that every medical practitioner... more...

  • Compliance for Coding, Billing & Reimbursement, 2nd Editionby Duane C. Abbey

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 99.95

    While the vast majority of providers never intend to commit fraud or file false claims, complex procedures, changing regulations, and evolving technology make it nearly impossible to avoid billing errors. For example, if you play by HIPAA?s rules, a physician is a provider; however, Medicare requires that the same physician must be referred to as... more...

  • Cost-Based, Charge-Based, and Contractual Payment Systemsby Duane C. Abbey

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 65.95

    The fourth book in the Healthcare Payment System series, Cost-Based, Charge-Based, and Contractual Payment Systems compares cost-based systems, charge-based payment approaches, and contractually-based payment processes with fee-schedule payment systems and prospective payment systems. Supplying readers with a clear understanding of important background... more...

  • Healthcare Payment Systemsby Duane C. Abbey

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 71.95

    For healthcare providers and patients alike, the ways of private third-party payer payment systems can be mysterious and oftentimes quite frustrating. Payment for hospital, nursing, or homecare services can be subject to a variety of payment systems including cost-based and charge-based or those with payments that are determined in advance. Knowing... more...

  • Prospective Payment Systemsby Duane C. Abbey

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 65.95

    The third book in the Healthcare Payment Systems series, Prospective Payment Systems examines the various types of prospective payment systems (PPS) used by healthcare providers and third-party payers. Emphasizing the basic elements of PPS, it considers the many variations of payment for hospital inpatient and outpatient services, skilled nursing... more...

  • The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor Programby Duane C. Abbey

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 71.95

    Medicare fraud is big business, but while only a few profit from intentional malfeasance, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is now taking a closer look at everyone. The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor Program , already infamously known as the RAC, swings into full operation in 2010 and every healthcare provider that receives payment... more...

  • Healing Or Stealingby Jean-Marie Abgrall

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    Abgrall is one of the world's top experts on cults and the pseudo health movements that prey upon people in need. A practicing psychiatrist and criminologist, he says "so-called alternative medicine sometimes crosses the line and becomes pure crookery." A more...

  • Compulsive Actsby Elias Aboujaoude

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 12.95

    In this compelling book, we meet a man who can't let anyone get within a certain distance of his nose, two kleptomaniacs from very different walks of life, an Internet addict who chooses virtual life over real life, a professor with a dangerous gambling habit, and others with equally debilitating compulsive conditions. Writing with compassion, humor,... more...