Working in the health care industry, a medical professional must be familiar with the different systems in the body. The respiratory system is one such system that you may encounter when working as a medical billing and coding specialist. Write an overview of the respiratory system. What is one other body system to which tha
Contrast and compare the bio--ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, and non-maleficence.
At times, it will be necessary to use V codes as a way to supplement the diagnostic codes that you are already using. For example, you might use a V code when a patient comes in to get treatment for a disease or condition he or she already has, such as chemotherapy for cancer. In a your post, please address the following:
You work for the local hospital, and your manager would like some clarification on diagnosis-related groups (DRGs). Discuss Medicare reimbursement in the context of DRGs for reimbursement purposes. Be sure to address the following: â?¢use of DRGs in both inpatient and outpatient settings â?¢an example of a DRG â?¢t
Where do you see the Canandian Health Care System in the Future? Will Canadian Health Care System effect taxpayer in the future? How?
Often, a coder faces difficulty in completing the coding process because of a lack of documentation. Explain the importance of documentation in relation to MS-DRGs for reimbursement of services. and address the following: â?¢What happens if information is missing? â?¢What will be the outcome if information is wrong? â?
Explain the pathophysiological mechanism of how the following disorders cause hypoxia: (1) What is Pleural Effusion? (2) Parkinsonâ??s disease (3) Gullian Barre
Compare and contrast the benefits and liabilities of France's healthcare system. What are the differences and similarities compared to the USA's approach and their strengths and weaknesses in regard to the delivery of healthcare. Which country has the most effective approach to healthcare?
Scenario: Respondeat superior is a legal concept that deals with the liability of a health care organization. It states that an employer may be liable for the actions of its employee and, in some cases, for the wrongful acts the employee performed. Discuss the following: What 2 legal elements must be present for the emp
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a law that governs patient privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive medical information. Because HIPAA affects everyone in a medical practice, your boss has asked you to prepare a short document for the staff about HIPAA. o What is HIPAA? o What are 2 major
Discuss ethical and legal implications of the rising healthcare cost.
Peer review involves the evaluation of the necessity, quality, cost, and/or utilization of care or service provided by a health care professional. Give an example of a situation within your health care department in which peer review would be appropriate. Outline the steps that should be taken within this process. What are some
Often, there are not clear-cut answers to ethical and legal questions in the health care industry. Yet, as a health care practictioner your ability to handle situations within the medical setting will be expected and will greatly impact your professional life. Discuss the following questions with your colleagues regarding p
Suggest a procedure to ensure timely billing and explain the importance of such procedures for timely billing. Explain how timely billing relates to the medical officeâ??s cash flow
In reviewing the office's profit and loss statement, the office manager notices a discrepancy between the stated revenue and cash deposits. In fact, it appears that the office may have incorrectly booked $250,000 in revenue for the month. If this error turns out to be a fact, then the office will be unable to meet all of its fin
As we look at Medicare going forward we will face some definite budget issues. How would you propose that we restructure the system in order to keep it operational?
Terri Schiavo case If you were the CEO of the organization which cared for Terri Schiavo, what issues were most critical for the ethics committee? What are some of the legal and moral implications of physician-assisted suicide?
You work for a health care organization that uses chart audits as a quality-control procedure. You wonder why health care workers are not just asked to share their concerns about quality issues based on their own work experiences during staff meetings or even on an individual basis with the quality manager. You have observed tha
You have just been promoted to the manager of your medical office. One responsibility you now have is to research and determine if you want to use the concept of speed treatment to treat your patients. Answer the following questions: - Would you use speed treatment in your office, or would you allow more time for each app
Scenario Summary - Managed Care Plan Enrollment Atlanta Georgia has a very diverse work force consisting of men and women of various ages, ethnic groups, skills and education. Many people live and work in one of approximately 14 counties that make up the Atlanta region. It is not uncommon for an employee to drive close to 100
Explore what is meant by "informed consent" from a legal perspective. Why is it important to patients, providers, and healthcare organizations? What happens when a patient is unable to provide informed consent due their medical condition? What are the potential consequences to providers when informed consent is not received by t
How are the characteristics of health care organizations different from other businesses in relation to ethics.
Please provide help with this question. Ocean Health is audited on an annual basis from many regulatory bodies. They have just received an audit report that shows the physician network is out of compliance with many regulations including, but not limited to, poor medical record documentation and inappropriate disclosure of inf
As we deal with the concept of reappointment, how much continuing education do you feel should be required? When creating and ethics committee, do you think the ethics committee should include a member of the general public?
Who has final responsibility for all aspects of an HMO? Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Board of Directors 3. (TCO A) Risk pools are usually categorized by which of the following? The age and sex of the enrolled mem
Other than health records, what are some types of medical forms commonly dealt with? What information is included in those different types of forms? What systems are available for filing? Which do you feel is the best? Why? Describe the importance of bookkeeping when dealing with medical records.
You have a manager's meeting approaching, and you need to be prepared to discuss the selected topics. The following statement has been brought to the attention the management team: Healthcare organizations should get rid of employees that do not match their organizational culture. Address the following: Explain your po
How does the medical staff determine that a physician competence? Identify an issue that an institutional ethics committee may have to face in a healthcare setting
How does the medical staff determine that a physician applicant is qualified and competent to perform all procedures and services requested on his or her delineation of privileges? What happens once the medical staff has completed this assessment process? What is the reappointment process and why is it important? Identify
SCENARIO: Jeff Henderson is an 11-year-old boy living in your local community with his parents and his younger sister. Jeff has a rare disease which, while not immediately life-threatening, will become life-threatening as he ages. His disease requires ongoing treatment with a very expensive medicine. Although both his parents wo
I need help on finding a topic to write an argumentative research paper. It has to present an ethical dilemma for a health care provider/ health care entity. I do need a reference list of resources on the topic. Please provide an analysis of the problem and the ethical theories/ethical principles that are related to it.
A case of an idividual treated in the ED with ethical theories/principles implications regarding the delivery of care in Emergency Situations
SCENARIO: An individual is brought into an ED with many injuries post car wreck. He had no identification and he was alone when his car went off the road and crashed. Surgery will be necessary, but the extent of the injuries are not yet known. Although he is in excruciating pain, the ED physician orders only minimal pain med