Best Health Insurance Books
Here you will get Best Health Insurance Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Medicare For Dummies
Author: by Patricia Barry
Medicare made simple Medicare brings valuable benefits to more than 58 million people and growing, but most of us don’t even know the basics of how Medicare can work best for us. That’s where Medicare For Dummies, 4th Edition comes in, explaining how this complex system functions and helping you confidently navigate your way through the maze to get the most out of your coverage.
This indispensable resource untangles Medicare in friendly, straightforward language. Step by step, you’ll learn when and how to enroll, ways to avoid costly mistakes, and how to find the plan that brings the most benefit to you and your family.
Reduce out-of-pocket expenses Know your rights and protections Choose the best policy for you Using this reassuring and comprehensive guide, you’ll be able to get the answers to all your questions, find guidance on how to actand then get on with getting the benefits you need.
2. The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care–and How to Fix It
Author: by Marty Makary MD M.D. MD
New York Times bestsellerBusiness Book of the Year-Association of Business JournalistsFrom the New York Times bestselling author comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America’s broken health care system-and the people who are saving it-now with a new Afterword by the author.”A must-read for every American.” -Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief, FORBESOne in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America.
Dr. Makary, one of the nation’s leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, The Price We Pay paints a vivid picture of the business of medicine and its elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up.
Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine’s noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable.
3. The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+: Winning Strategies to Make Your Money Last a Lifetime
Author: by Suze Orman
The instant NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER THE PATH TO YOUR ULTIMATE RETIREMENT STARTS RIGHT HERE! Retirement today is more complex than ever before. It is most definitely not your parents’ retirement.
You will have to make decisions that weren’t even part of the picture a generation ago. Without a clear-cut path to manage the money you’ve saved, you may feel like you’re all on your own. Except you’re notbecause Suze Orman has your back.
Suze is America’s most recognized personal finance expert for a reason. She’s been dispensing actionable advice for years to people seeking financial security. Now, in The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+, she gives you the no-nonsense advice and practical tools you need to plan wisely for your retirement in today’s ever-changing landscape.
You’ll find new rules for downsizing, spending wisely, delaying Social Security benefits, and more-starting where you are right now. Suze knows money decisions are never just about money. She understands your hopes, your fears, your wishes, and your desires for your own life as well as for your loved ones.
4. 10 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make
Author: by Danielle Kunkle Roberts
Don’t make decisions about your Medicare coverage without reading this book! #1 Best Selling Book in Less than 48-HoursAfter Reading This Book, You Will:Know what Medicare pitfalls exist and how to expertly avoid themBe ready to make the major Medicare decisionsBe knowledgeable on the costly penalties and how to steer clearWho This Book is For: New to Medicare – This book will help anyone approaching Medicare eligibility at age 65 who needs to learn the basics and is afraid of making a mistake that will result in penalties or inadequate healthcare coverage Retiring after 65 – Perhaps you have worked past age 65 and maintained employer coverage but now you are retiring and want to successfully transition from group health insurance cover to Medicare as your primary coverage.
This book will show you the exact steps to take while also sidestepping unexpected (and often undeserved) late enrollment penalties. Beneficiaries Facing Indecision – Get this book if It’s time for you to make a choice between a Medigap plan (Medicare supplement) and Medicare Advantage but you find yourself torn and aren’t sure which route would be a better fit for you.
5. Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win
Author: by Marshall Allen
Portfolio (June 22, 2021)
June 22, 2021
From award-winning ProPublica reporter Marshall Allen, a primer for anyone who wants to fight the predatory health care system-and win. Every year, millions of Americans are overcharged and underserved while the health care industry makes record profits. We know something is wrong, but the layers of bureaucracy designed to discourage complaints make pushing back seem impossible.
At least, this is what the health care power players want you to think. Never Pay the First Bill is the guerilla guide to health care the American people and employers need. Drawing on 15 years of investigating the health care industry, reporter Marshall Allen shows how companies and individuals have managed to force medical providers to play fair, and shows how you can, too.
He reveals the industry’s pressure points and how companies and individuals have fought overbilling, price gouging, insurance denials, and more to get the care they deserve. Laying out a practical plan for protecting yourself against the system’s predatory practices, Allen offers the inspiration you need and tried-and-true strategies such as: Analyze and contest your medical bills, so you don’t pay more than you should Obtain the billing codes for a procedure in advance Write in an appropriate treatment clause before signing financial documents Get your way by suing in small claims courtFew politicians and CEOs have been willing to stand up to the medical industry.
6. An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back
Author: by Elisabeth Rosenthal
A New York Times bestseller/Washington Post Notable Book of 2017/NPR Best Books of 2017/Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017 “This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene 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.
7. HCPCS 2021 Level II Expert – (Spiral) (HCPCS Level II Expert (Spiral))
Author: by Optum360
Accurately report supplies and services for physician, hospital outpatient, and ASC settings with the 2021 HCPCS Level II Expert. Use this comprehensive reference for the HCPCS code set that focuses on management of reimbursement. This user-friendly book guides any coder confidently through current modifiers, code changes, additions, and deletions with information as dictated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Key Features and Benefits: Most complete HCPCS code set available. Find information on codes from sources that generate HCPCS codes, including CMS, OPPS addendum B, and the Medicare fee schedule.Table of Drugs. Locate both generic and brand-name drugs and their corresponding codes based on the amount and route of administration.Glossary of terms.
Increase your understanding of HCPCS codes to improve coding accuracy.Special appendixes. Get additional information, such as the deleted codes crosswalk (Expert and Updateable only). Access to Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE). Improve accuracy of claims by ensuring compliance with the CMS program through easy access to codes and their associated MUE units (downloadable).
8. HCPCS 2021 Level II Professional – (Softbound)
Author: by Optum360
Accurately report supplies and services for physician, hospital outpatient, and ASC settings with the 2021 HCPCS Level II Professional. Use this comprehensive reference for the HCPCS code set that focuses on management of reimbursement. This user-friendly book guides any coder confidently through current modifiers, code changes, additions, and deletions with information as dictated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Key Features and Benefits: Comprehensive code updates Table of Drugs. Locate both generic and brand-name drugs and their corresponding codes based on the amount and route of administration. Code level documentation tips. When appropriate, guidance is provided to assist correct coding.
APC status indicators and ASC designation symbols. Determine which codes are payable under OPPS and which codes enable billing using ASC groupings, as well as how to accurately use each to help ensure appropriate billing and reimbursement. Comprehensive Drug Information.
9. Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits
Author: by David A. Morton III M.D.
Qualify for Social Security disability benefits, quickly and easily This comprehensive and compassionate book covers both SSDI and SSI, shows you how to prove a disability, and explains how your age, education, and work experience affect your chances. Parents will find special information about benefits available to children with a disability.
Learn how to: find the disability criteria for your medical condition prove the severity of your disability appeal if you’re denied benefits work part time while keeping your benefits prepare for a Continuing Disability Review and more. Plus, this book is packed with filled-in samples of all the forms you’ll need, including the SSDI and SSI disability applications.
This new edition covers: changes to how attorneys’ fees are paid at the federal court level the addition of reconsideration as an appeal step to some states, and new discussions of getting disability for migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and hip replacements, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia.
10. Get What's Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs (The Get What's Yours Series)
Author: by Philip Moeller
Simon & Schuster
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 plansMedicare 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?
11. The Long Fix: Solving America's Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone
Author: by Vivian Lee MD
It may not be a quick fix, but this concrete action plan for reform can create a less costly and healthier system for all. Beyond the outrageous expense, the quality of care varies wildly, and millions of Americans can’t get care when they need it.
This is bad for patients, bad for doctors, and bad for business. In The Long Fix, physician and health care CEO Vivian S. Lee, MD, cuts to the heart of the health care crisis. The problem with the way medicine is practiced, she explains, is not so much who’s paying, it’s what we are paying for.
Insurers, employers, the government, and individuals pay for every procedure, prescription, and lab test, whether or not it makes us betterand that is both backward and dangerous. Dr. Lee proposes turning the way we receive care completely inside out. When doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies are paid to keep people healthy, care improves and costs decrease.
Lee shares inspiring examples of how this has been done, from physicians’ practices that prioritize preventative care, to hospitals that adapt lessons from manufacturing plants to make them safer, to health care organizations that share online how much care costs and how well each physician is caring for patients.
12. Maximize Your Medicare: 2020-2021 Edition: Qualify for Benefits, Protect Your Health, and Minimize Your Costs
Author: by Jae Oh MBA
“A must-read for both current and future retirees.” -Robert Powell, Retirement Daily Includes the Most Up-to-Date Information for 2020-2021Confused by Medicare? Get answers from Maximize Your Medicare,an informative guide by nationally recognized expert Jae W.Oh. Maximize Your Medicare helps readers understand how and what to choose when deciding on Medicare options.
This book shows readers how to:Enroll in Medicare and avoid never-ending penalties Compare Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage Discern the differences among Parts A, B, and DIncrease benefits every yearAvoid costly errorsDeal with special circumstances Get the most from the planWritten in a clear and concise style, Maximize Your Medicare is a vital resource for every American aged sixty-five or older, as well as for their families and care coordinators.
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13. The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage
Author: by Jonathan Cohn
Jonathan Cohn’s The Ten Year War is the definitive account of the battle over Obamacare, based on interviews with sources who were in the room, from one of the nation’s foremost healthcare journalists. The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, was the most sweeping and consequential piece of legislation of the last half century.
It has touched nearly every American in one way or another, for better or worse, and become the defining political fight of our time. In The Ten Year War, veteran journalist Jonathan Cohn offers the compelling, authoritative history of how the law came to be, why it looks like it does, and what it’s meant for average Americans.
Drawn from hundreds of hours of interviews, plus private diaries, emails and memos, The Ten Year War takes readers to Capitol Hill and to town hall meetings, inside the West Wing and, eventually, into Trump Tower, as the nation’s most powerful leaders try to reconcile pragmatism and idealism, self-interest and the public good, and ultimately two very different visions for what the country should look like.
14. Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement
Author: by Michelle Green
Prepare for a career in health information management and medical billing and insurance processing with Green’s UNDERSTANDING HEALTH INSURANCE, 14E. This comprehensive, inviting book presents the latest code sets and guidelines. Examine todays most important topics, such as managed care, legal and regulatory issues, coding systems and compliance, reimbursement methods, clinical documentation improvement, coding for medical necessity, and common health insurance plans.
Updates introduce new legislation that impacts health care, including changes to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare); ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS level II coding; revenue cycle management; and individual health plans. Workbook exercises provide application-based assignments and case studies, as well as CMRS, CPC-P, and CPB mock exams.
15. The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World
Author: by Michael Marmot
In this groundbreaking book, Michael Marmot, president of the World Medical Association, reveals social injustice to be the greatest threat to global healthIn Baltimore’s inner-city neighborhood of Upton/Druid Heights, a man’s life expectancy is sixty-three; not far away, in the Greater Roland Park/Poplar neighborhood, life expectancy is eighty-three.
The same twenty-year avoidable disparity exists in the Calton and Lenzie neighborhoods of Glasgow, and in other cities around the world. In Sierra Leone, one in 21 fifteen-year-old women will die in her fertile years of a maternal-related cause; in Italy, the figure is one in 17,100; but in the United States, which spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, it is one in 1,800 (and now, with the new administration chipping away at Obamacare, the statistics stand to grow even more devastating).Why?
Dramatic differences in health are not a simple matter of rich and poor; poverty alone doesn’t drive ill health, but inequality does. Indeed, suicide, heart disease, lung disease, obesity, and diabetes, for example, are all linked to social disadvantage. In every country, people at relative social disadvantage suffer health disadvantage and shorter lives.