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ICD-10-CM 2018: The Complete Official Codebook (Icd-10-Cm the Complete Official Codebook)

By American Medical Association

American Medical Association
Spiral-bound (1250 pages)

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ICD-10-CM 2018: The Complete Official Codebook provides the entire updated code set for diagnostic coding, organized to make the challenge of accurate coding easier. This codebook is the cornerstone for establishing medical necessity, determiningcoverage and ensuring appropriate reimbursement.Each of the 21 chapters in the Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is organized to provide quick and simple navigation to facilitate accurate coding. The book also contains supplementary appendixes including a coding tutorial, pharmacology listings, a list of valid three-character codes and additional information on Z-codes for long-term drug use and Z-codes that can only be used as a principal diagnosis.Features and BenefitsNEW! HCC risk adjustment symbol. The symbol Identifies those diagnoses in the tabular list associated with CMS hierarchical condition categories (HCCs).NEW! Appendix on risk adjustment coding and reporting requirements. This appendix supplies the details needed forHCC codingNEW! List of deleted codes. Quickly see the complete list of codes removed from the ICD-10CM code set since publication of the 2017 edition.Illustrations and definitions in the tabular listing. Assign codes with confidence based on illustrations and definitions designed to highlight key components of the disease process or injury.Intuitive features and format. This edition includes visual alerts, including color-coding and symbols that identify coding notes and instructions, additional character requirements, Medicare Code Edits (MCEs), manifestation codes, other specified codes, and unspecified codes.Coding guideline explanations and examples. Detailed explanations and examples related to application of the ICD-10-CM chapter guidelines are provided at the beginning of each chapter in the tabular section.Muscle/tendon translation table. This table is used to determine muscle/tendon action (flexor, extensor, other), which is a component of codes for acquired conditions and injuries affecting the muscles and tendonsPlaceholder X. This icon alerts the coder to an important ICD-10-CM convention-the use of a "placeholder X" for three-, four- and five-character codes requiring a seventh character extension.

Medicare For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))

By Patricia Barry

For Dummies
Paperback (432 pages)

Medicare For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))
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Weave your way through the tangled web of Medicare
Medicare for Dummies, 3rd Edition will help you navigate the complicated, often confusing maze of the Medicare system. In simple language, with clear step-by-step instructions, the book helps you determine how and when to enroll, avoid costly mistakes, and find a plan that is right for you and your family.

Written byPatricia Barry, a nationally recognized authority on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, this invaluable resource offers:

•    Tips on reducing out-of-pocket expenses

•    Guidance for knowing your rights and protections

•     Ways to choose the best policy for you

With this definitive guide, you’ll get answers to the most common and not so common questions about Medicare, to get the most out of your coverage.

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

By Elisabeth Rosenthal

Elisabeth Rosenthal
Released: 2017-04-11
Hardcover (416 pages)

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back
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  • An American Sickness How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back
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New York Times bestseller

A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year 

At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems.


In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our politicians have proven themselves either unwilling or incapable of reining in the increasingly outrageous costs faced by patients, and market-based solutions only seem to funnel larger and larger sums of our money into the hands of corporations. Impossibly high insurance premiums and inexplicably large bills have become facts of life; fatalism has set in. Very quickly Americans have been made to accept paying more for less. How did things get so bad so fast?

Breaking down this monolithic business into the individual industries—the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers—that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before. How did healthcare, the caring endeavor, become healthcare, the highly profitable industry? Hospital systems, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Patients receive bills in code, from entrepreneurial doctors they never even saw. 

The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms, she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. In clear and practical terms, she spells out exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship and to hospital C-suites, explaining step-by-step the workings of a system badly lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate the maze that is American healthcare and also to demand far-reaching reform. An American Sickness is the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart.

She Believed She Could So She Did: Bullet Grid Journal, 150 Dot Grid Pages, 8"x10", Professionally Designed

By Creative Notebooks

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (156 pages)

She Believed She Could So She Did: Bullet Grid Journal, 150 Dot Grid Pages, 8"x10", Professionally Designed
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Great for Dot Grid Journaling!

   

ELEGANT SIMPLE DESIGN - Whether on your desk at home or in your bag on the go our professionally designed 8 by 10-inch notebooks are the perfect size for journaling, drawing or notetaking.

   

PERFECT FOR DOT GRID JOURNALING - This notebook contains 150 pages (75 sheets), 60# paper (90.3 gms), with a dotted grid pattern to help guide your drawing and writing. The 5 mm spaced dots and are set to 25% opacity.

   

JUST LEARNING HOW TO JOURNAL? - There is no “one way” to use a bullet grid journal! We recommend checking out all the amazing resources online for inspiration. We’ve included some basic suggestions in the first few pages but the rest is up to you!

 

Good Luck and Happy Journaling

Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2018 Edition, 1e

By Carol J. Buck MS CPC CCS-P

Elsevier
Paperback (800 pages)

Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2018 Edition, 1e
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Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with guidance from the most trusted name in coding education! From Carol J. Buck, the bestselling Step-by-Step Medical Coding is a practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all current coding sets. Explanations of coding concepts are followed by practice exercises to reinforce understanding of the material. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, an Evolve website includes 30-day access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials. No other text so thoroughly covers all coding sets in one source!

  • A step-by-step approach makes it easier to build your skills and remember the material.
  • 30-day trial access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials gives you experience with using an encoder (in addition to separate encoder practice exercises on the Evolve website).
  • Learning Objective Review questions are included at the end of each chapter.
  • UNIQUE! Concrete "real-life" coding reports (cleared of any confidential information) simulate the reports you will encounter as a coder and help you apply coding principles to actual cases.
  • Instructor-led assessments on the companion Evolve website provide additional assessment options in classroom settings (answers and rationales provided at the discretion of your instructor).
  • UNIQUE! Four coding-question variations ― covering both single-code questions and multiple-code questions and scenarios ― develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills.
  • Over 450 total illustrations help you understand the types of medical conditions and procedures being coded, along with examples taken directly from Elsevier's professional ICD-10 and HCPCS manuals.
  • Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes show the official guidelines wording for inpatient and outpatient coding alongside in-text explanations.
  • UNIQUE! Coders’ Index in the back of the book makes it easy to quickly locate specific codes.
  • Exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts and emphasize key information.
  • Valuable tips and advice are offered in features such as From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out, and CMS Rules.
  • Sample electronic health record screenshots (located in Appendix D) show examples similar to the EHRs you will encounter in the workplace.
  • NEW! Updated content includes the latest coding information available, promoting accurate coding and success on the job.
  • NEW! Glossary review questions are included at the end of each chapter.

Principles of Risk Management and Insurance (13th Edition) (Pearson Series in Finance)

By George E. Rejda

Pearson
Hardcover (720 pages)

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For undergraduate courses in Risk Management and Insurance.

 

Principles and Practices: Managing Risk with Consumer Considerations

Redja’s Principles of Risk Management and Insurance provides an in-depth examination of major risk themes. Using rich and up-to-date content on the basic concepts of risk and insurance, and introductory and advanced topics in traditional and enterprise risk management, the text is relevant to a wide number of disciplines in the business realm.

 

Fully updated and revised, the Thirteenth Edition now covers global topics ranging from natural disasters and terrorism, to domestic issues like the ever-evolving Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Reform. Principles of Risk Management and Insurance sets itself apart by placing primary emphasis on insurance consumers and blends basic risk management and insurance principles with consumer considerations, allowing students to apply basic concepts to their own personal risk management and insurance programs.

Get What's Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs (The Get What's Yours Series)

By Philip Moeller

Philip Moeller
Released: 2016-10-04
Hardcover (304 pages)

Get What s Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs (The Get What s Yours Series)
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  • Get What s Yours for Medicare Maximize Your Coverage Minimize Your Costs The Get What s Yours Series
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A coauthor of the New York Times bestselling guide to Social Security Get What’s Yours authors an essential companion to explain Medicare, the nation’s other major benefit for older Americans. Learn how to maximize your health coverage and save money.

Social Security provides the bulk of most retirees’ income and Medicare guarantees them affordable health insurance. But few people know what Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what it costs, and when to sign up. Nor do they understand which parts of Medicare are provided by the government and how these work with private insurance plans—Medicare Advantage, drug insurance, and Medicare supplement insurance.

Do you understand Medicare’s parts A, B, C, D? Which Part D drug plan is right and how do you decide? Which is better, Medigap or Medicare Advantage? What do you do if Medicare denies payment for a procedure that your doctor says you need? How do you navigate the appeals process for denied claims? If you’re still working or have a retiree health plan, how do those benefits work with Medicare? Do you know about the annual enrollment period for Medicare, or about lifetime penalties for late enrollment, or any number of other key Medicare rules?

Health costs are the biggest unknown expense for older Americans, who are turning sixty-five at the rate of 10,000 a day. Understanding and navigating Medicare is the best way to save health care dollars and use them wisely. In Get What’s Yours for Medicare, retirement expert Philip Moeller explains how to understand all these important choices and make the right decisions for your health and wealth now—and for the future.

Options as a Strategic Investment: Fifth Edition

By Lawrence G. McMillan

Prentice Hall Press
Released: 2012-08-07
Hardcover (1072 pages)

Options as a Strategic Investment: Fifth Edition
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The market in listed options and non-equity option products provides investors and traders with a wealth of new, strategic opportunities for managing their investments. This updated and revised Fifth Edition of the bestselling Options as a Strategic Investment gives you the latest market-tested tools for improving the earnings potential of your portfolio while reducing downside risk—no matter how the market is performing.

Inside this revised edition are scores of proven techniques and business-tested tactics for investing in many of the innovative new options products available. You will find:

•Buy and sell strategies for Long Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPS)
•A thorough analysis of neutral trading, how it works, and various ways it can improve readers’ overall profit picture
•Detailed guidance for investing in Preferred Equity Redemption Cumulative Stocks (PERCS) and how to hedge them with common and regular options
•An extensive overview of futures and futures options

Written especially for investors who have some familiarity with the option market, this comprehensive reference also shows you the concepts and applications of various option strategies -- how they work, in which situations, and why; techniques for using index options and futures to protect one’s portfolio and improve one’s return; and the implications of the tax laws for option writers, including allowable long-term gains and losses. Detailed examples, exhibits, and checklists show you the power of each strategy under carefully described market conditions.

Money. Wealth. Life Insurance.: How the Wealthy Use Life Insurance as a Tax-Free Personal Bank to Supercharge Their Savings

By Jake Thompson

Thompson Jake
Paperback (70 pages)

Money. Wealth. Life Insurance.: How the Wealthy Use Life Insurance as a Tax-Free Personal Bank to Supercharge Their Savings
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  • Money Wealth Life Insurance How the Wealthy Use Life Insurance as a Tax Free Personal Bank to Supercharge Their Savings
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America’s elite have been using cash value life insurance to stockpile wealth for centuries. Used correctly, it is better described as a personal bank on steroids, and a financial bunker for tough times.

To be clear, this book is not about the typical garbage peddled by most insurance agents. Rather, an alternative to the risky investment strategies taught by Wall Street.

It details a highly efficient form of cash value life insurance designed to supercharge your savings and stockpile wealth. A product so powerful it’s responsible for the success of Walt Disney, JC Penney, Ray Kroc, and thousands of others.

Here's what you'll discover:

•How the wealthy use this vehicle to create more wealth, take less risk, and create predictable income they can't outlive

•Why banks and corporations place billions of dollars in this powerful vehicle

•How I earned over 300 percent returns leveraging my life insurance policies

•How you can create a safe, predictable foundation to enhance every financial decision you make

•How to win with taxes and keep more of the money you make

While the information compiled into this book is valuable, you'll also find three case studies that show you exactly how it works. You'll be able to visually see how it grows, how it's accessed, as well as the future income that can be taken.

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Influencers of this book are Nelson Nash, his book "Becoming Your Own Banker: Unlock the Infinite Banking Concept"; Pamela Yellen, her book "Bank on Yourself"; Dwayne Burnell, his book "Financial Independence in the 21st Century - Life Insurance * Utilize the Infinite Banking Concept * Compliment Your 401K - Retirement Planning With Permanent Whole Life versus Term or Universal - Create Financial Peace"; and my Father Dan Thompson, and his book "The Banking Effect: Acquiring wealth through your own Private Banking System."

I was introduced to these financial strategies at a young age, and this is book represents the effort and energy on both the part of everyone of my mentors, these authors here, as well as my own diligence in learning about and implementing these very same strategies into my personal finances.

This book is designed to simplify some of the concepts surrounding cash value life insurance, such as Infinite Banking and Bank on Yourself, and make them easier to understand, stripping them down to the core benefits of cash value life insurance.

The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return

By Mihir Desai

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Released: 2017-05-23
Hardcover (240 pages)

The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return
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  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
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"A fascinating new perspective on modern finance," --Oliver Hart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics

"Lucid, witty and delightfully erudite...From the French revolution to film noir, from the history of probability to Jane Austen and The Simpsons, this is an astonishing intellectual feast." --Sebastian Mallaby, author of The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan

Longlisted for 2017 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year 

A 2017 AMAZON PICK IN BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP

A WealthManagement.com BEST BUSINESS BOOK OF 2017

In 1688, essayist Josef de la Vega described finance as both “the fairest and most deceitful business . . . the noblest and the most infamous in the world, the finest and most vulgar on earth.”

The characterization of finance as deceitful, infamous, and vulgar still rings true today – particularly in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. But, what happened to the fairest, noblest, and finest profession that de la Vega saw? 

De la Vega hit on an essential truth that has been forgotten: finance can be just as principled, life-affirming, and worthy as it can be fraught with questionable practices.  Today, finance is shrouded in mystery for outsiders, while many insiders are uneasy with the disrepute of their profession.  How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility?

Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai, in his “last lecture” to the graduating Harvard MBA class of 2015, took up the cause of restoring humanity to finance. With incisive wit and irony, his lecture drew upon a rich knowledge of literature, film, history, and philosophy to explain the inner workings of finance in a manner that has never been seen before.

This book captures Desai’s lucid exploration of the ideas of finance as seen through the unusual prism of the humanities. Through this novel, creative approach, Desai shows that outsiders can access the underlying ideas easily and insiders can reacquaint themselves with the core humanity of their profession.

The mix of finance and the humanities creates unusual pairings: Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope are guides to risk management; Jeff Koons becomes an advocate of leverage; and Mel Brooks’s The Producers teaches us about fiduciary responsibility. In Desai’s vision, the principles of finance also provide answers to critical questions in our lives. Among many surprising parallels, bankruptcy teaches us how to react to failure, the lessons of mergers apply to marriages, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model demonstrates the true value of relationships.
THE WISDOM OF FINANCE is a wholly unique book, offering a refreshing new perspective on one of the world’s most complex and misunderstood professions.    

 
 


 
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