Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Assistants - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Medical Assistants. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. CPT 2021 Professional Edition (CPT / Current Procedural Terminology (Professional Edition))


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Assistants - August 2021

Buyer beware - know who you're buying from It has been brought to our attention that counterfeit CPT books are being sold on Amazon; these sales not only hurt the integrity of the CPT copyright but also give the customer a book of very low quality (missing pages, low quality tab stickers, blurry print, weak binding). There are numerous 3rd party sellers that sell the CPT book. Make sure you're purchasing through a reputable seller to guarantee authenticity; price is a very good indication when looking for a reputable seller, cheaper is not always best. If you believe you were sold a counterfeit CPT book, please contact the American Medical Association at bookandonlinesales@ama-assn.org and we will ensure you are provided with an authentic copy. CPT(R) 2021 Professional Edition is the definitive AMA-authored resource to help health care professionals correctly report and bill medical procedures and services. Providers want accurate reimbursement. Payers want efficient claims processing. Since the CPT(R) code set is a dynamic, everchanging standard, an outdated codebook does not suffice. Correct reporting and billing of medical procedures and services begins with CPT(R) 2021 Professional Edition . Only the AMA, with the help of physicians and other experts in the health care community, creates and maintains the CPT code set. No other publisher can claim that. No other codebook can provide the official guidelines to code medical services and procedures properly. FEATURES AND BENEFITS The CPT(R) 2021 Professional Edition codebook covers hundreds of code, guideline and text changes and features: CPT(R) Changes , CPT(R) Assistant , and Clinical Examples in Radiology citations -- provides cross-referenced information in popular AMA resources that can enhance your understanding of the CPT code set E/M 2021 code changes - gives guidelines on the updated codes for office or other outpatient and prolonged services section incorporated A comprehensive index -- aids you in locating codes related to a specific procedure, service, anatomic site, condition, synonym, eponym or abbreviation to allow for a clearer, quicker search Anatomical and procedural illustrations -- help improve coding accuracy and understanding of the anatomy and procedures being discussed Coding tips throughout each section -- improve your understanding of the nuances of the code set Enhanced codebook table of contents -- allows users to perform a quick search of the codebook's entire content without being in a specific section Section-specific table of contents -- provides users with a tool to navigate more effectively through each section's codes Summary of additions, deletions and revisions -- provides a quick reference to 2020 changes without having to refer to previous editions Multiple appendices -- offer quick reference to additional information and resources that cover such topics as modifiers, clinical examples, add-on codes, vascular families, multianalyte assays and telemedicine services Comprehensive E/M code selection tables -- aid physicians and coders in assigning the most appropriate evaluation and management codes Adhesive section tabs -- allow you to flag those sections and pages most relevant to your work More full color procedural illustrations Notes pages at the end of every code set section and subsection

  • Author: AMA
  • Publisher: American Medical Association; 1st edition (September 28, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1640160491

                 

2. Medical Assistant Exam Prep: Your All-In-One Guide to the CMA & RMA Exams (Kaplan Medical Assistant)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Assistants - August 2021

Kaplan's Medical Assistant Exam Prep provides the in-depth content, comprehensive review, and targeted practice you need to pass the Certified Medical Assistant and Registered Medical Assistant exams. Whether you're a first-time test taker or you're studying for recertification, Kaplan's up-to-date content and proven test-taking strategies will help you face the exam with confidence. Kaplan is so certain that Medical Assistant Exam Prep offers all the knowledge you need to pass the exam that we guarantee it: After studying with the book, you'll score higher on your medical assistant exam—or you'll get your money back . Comprehensive Review Review of all tested subjects for the CMA and RMA exams Diagnostic test to help you target areas for score improvement and make the most of your study time Full-length practice test with 300 questions End-of-chapter quizzes with detailed answer explanations Case study–based practice questions to develop your critical thinking skills New discussions including: the medical assistant’s role in emergency preparedness and the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care Updated discussions including: electronic health records (EHRs), personal health records (PHRs), and patient rights; guidelines for reporting healthcare data breaches; billing procedures; and day-to-day electronic communications in the medical office Expert Guidance Expert advice on building and maintaining professional credentials Updated career resources and a guide to the certification process We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.

  • Author: Kaplan Nursing
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; 7th edition (November 1, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1506252421

                 

3. ICD-10-CM 2021: The Complete Official Codebook (ICD-10-CM the Complete Official Codebook)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Assistants - August 2021

ICD-10-CM 2021: 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, determining coverage 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. Official coding guidelines for 2021 are bound into this codebook . FEATURES AND BENEFITS Full list of code changes. Quickly see the complete list of new, revised, and deleted codes affecting the FY 2021 codes, including a conversion table and code changes by specialty. QPP symbol in the tabular section. The symbol identifies diagnosis codes associated with Quality Payment Program (QPP) measures under MACRA. New and updated coding tips. Obtain insight into coding for physician and outpatient settings. New and updated 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 and provide better understanding of complex diagnostic terms. Intuitive features and format. This edition includes full-color illustrations and visual alerts, including color-coding and symbols that identify coding notes and instructions, additional character requirements, codes associated with CMS hierarchical condition categories (HCC), Medicare Code Edits (MCEs), manifestation codes, other specified codes, and unspecified codes. Placeholder 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. 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 tendons Index to Diseases and Injuries. Shaded guides to show indent levels for subentries. Appendices. Supplement your coding knowledge with information on proper coding practices, risk adjustment coding, pharmacology, and Z codes.

  • Author: AMA
  • Publisher: American Medical Association; 1st edition (September 1, 1920)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1640160811

                 

4. Medical Terminology Systems: A Body Systems Approach


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Assistants - August 2021

STUDENTS: Please login or create an account, and go to the RESOURCES tab and select OPEN ACCESS to find your free resources. INSTRUCTORS: Please login in or create an account, and go to RESOURCES tab and INSTRUCTOR to find your resources. Medical Language Lab for Medical Terminology Systems, 8th Edition www.MedicalLanguageLab.com Instant Access: 978-0-8036-6124-0 Access Card: 978-0-8036-6112-7 A word building and body systems approach! A true blend of words, art, and technology, Medical Terminology Systems + The Medical Language Lab work together to create an immersive, multimedia experience that tracks your progress until you’ve mastered the language of medicine. Medical Terminology Systems, 8th Edition You’ll begin by learning the parts of words roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes. Then, use your understanding of word parts to learn medical terminology. Mnemonic devices and engaging, interactive activities make word-building fun and easy, ensuring you retain the information you need for success. See what students are saying about the previous edition… The Right Way to Learn Medical Terminology! “…if I had to be asked again to purchase this book I would do it all over again. Unlike most of my other textbooks that I bought throughout the school year that just sit in the back of my closet collecting dust once the class is over, this book, I still continue to use every day. It definitely helps me out in my anatomy classes and even in some of my biology classes too. Fantastic book!”―Taylor Berlinger Worth the Purchase “I love this book a lot. I am currently using it for my college course class on medical terminology. The illustrations are awesome and the breakdown of suffix and prefix format are as well.”―Jonnita The Medical Language Lab Online. Interactive. Progressive. Based on proven language methodology, The MLL guides you step by step from basic through advanced levels of proficiency to become a confident medical language speaker. A special code in the front of the book unlocks The MLL for you…including an ebook of the text and lecture videos. Instructors can use it with their current learning management system or with its integrated grade book. They can also customize it to meet the needs of their course. Want to learn more? Visit the Medical Language Lab now. Instructors―Request preview access and explore Medical Language Lab using this step-by-step walkthrough.

  • Author: Barbara A. Gylys BS MEd CMA-A (AAMA)
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; Eighth edition (April 26, 2017)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0803658677
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches

                 

5. Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice: A Practical Approach


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Assistants - August 2021

Be ready to prescribe and administer drugs safely and effectively—and grasp all the vitals of pharmacology—with the fully updated Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice, 4th edition . Written by pharmacology nursing experts, this easy-to-read text offers proven frameworks for treating more than 50 common diseases and disorders. Learn how to identify disorders, review possible therapies, then prescribe and monitor drug treatment, accurately. Based on current evidence and real-life patient scenarios, this is the perfect pharmacology learning guide and on-the-spot clinical resource. Absorb the key principles and practical methods for accurate prescribing and monitoring, with . . . NEW chapter on Parkinson’s disease , osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis NEW and updated therapies, and updated and additional case studies, with sample questions NEW content on the impacts of the Affordable Care Act Updated chapters on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and pharmacogenomics Updated evidence-based algorithms and drug tables – Listing uses, mechanisms, adverse effects, drug interactions, contraindications, and monitoring parameters, organized by drug class; quick access to generic and trade names and dosages Quick-scan format organizes information by body system Chapter features include: Brief overview – Pathophysiology of each disorder, and relevant classes of drugs Monitoring Patient Response section – What to monitor, and when Patient Education section – Includes information on CAM for each disorder Drug Overview tables – Usual dose, contraindications and side effects, and special considerations Algorithms – Visual cues on how to approach treatment Updated Recommended Order of Treatment tables – First-, second- and third-line drug therapies for each disorder Answers to Case Study Questions for each disorder – Strengthens critical thinking skills Selecting the Most Appropriate Agent section – The thought process for choosing an initial drug therapy Principles of Therapeutics unit – Avoiding medication errors; pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; impact of drug interactions and adverse events; principles of pharmacotherapy for pediatrics, pregnancy/lactation, and geriatrics Disorders units – Pharmacotherapy for disorders in various body systems Pharmacotherapy in Health Promotion unit – Smoking cessation, immunizations, weight management Women’s Health unit – Including contraception, menopause, and osteoporosis Integrative Approach to Patient Care unit – Issues to consider when presented with more than one diagnosis Standard pharmacotherapeutics text for nurse practitioners, students, and physician assistants Ancillaries – Case Study answers, multiple choice questions and answers for every chapter, PowerPoints, Acronyms List

  • Author: Virginia Poole Arcangelo PhD CRNP
  • Publisher: LWW; 4th edition (August 17, 2016)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1496319968
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.2 x 10.8 inches

                 



6. Coaching Psychology Manual


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Assistants - August 2021

Prepare for Wellcoaches certification and your career as a health and wellness coach with Coaching Psychology Manual, 2e . Now in full color and, examples, and real-life scenarios, this comprehensive guide covers techniques and concepts for supporting clients in changing the behaviors and mindsets needed to thrive in all areas of wellness, including fitness, nutrition, weight, mind/body, stress, and management of life issues that impact well-being. Reviewed by the American College of Sports Medicine , the gold standard in credentialing health and fitness professionals, exercise and weight guidelines, sports medicine, ensures quality, currency, and accuracy. Examples of coaching dialogs, specific to the skills discussed offer additional insights and perspectives on effective coaching practices. Important! boxes draw attention to must-know information for facilitating productive and powerful client sessions. Don't forget... boxes highlight critical points to keep in mind while building relationships with clients. Review and discussion topics give you a chance to practice chapter concepts. Online instructor ancillaries include eBook and Image Bank.

  • Author: Margaret Moore
  • Publisher: LWW; Second edition (September 9, 2015)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1451195262
  • Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 11 inches

                 

7. Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Assistants - August 2021

The Best-Selling Resource in Psychiatry Noe Updated with DSM-5 The New and thoroughly updated 11th edition of Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry is a complete overview of the entire field of psychiatry for clinicians, residents, students, and all others who provide mental health care. In this best-selling textbook in psychiatry for over 40 years, the reader will find a thorough discussion of both the behavioral sciences and clinical psychiatry. The 11th edition integrates all the DSM-5 criteria and provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of treatment methods for every known mental disorder. The 11th edition is set apart from any other reference you have and includes: DSM-5 diagnostic tables on every major psychiatric disorder. A psychopharmacology section organized according to mechanisms of action and updated to include all of the New drugs including those in preparation. Extensive use of case studies and illustrations to enhance the learning experience. The most current treatment methods including a description of all Newly introduced psychotherapeutic techniques. A completely revised section on neurocognitive disorders organized along the DSM-5 model. An updated and expanded section on child psychiatry; now includes a guide to diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and other disorders of childhood. A fully searchable eBook, bundled with the print. This publication is included on the ANCC: American Nurses Credentialing Center’s reference list. The Synopsis of Psychiatry has been the leading clinical psychiatric resource for psychiatrists both in the US and around the world. It has the reputation of being an independent, accurate, reliable and objective compendium of New events in the field of psychiatry. Now in its 11th edition, the tradition continues, both in print and digital formats—from the authorities you can trust. Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to: Complete content with enhanced navigation A powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use.

  • Author: Benjamin J. Sadock
  • Publisher: LWW; Eleventh edition (September 3, 2014)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1609139711
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 2 x 10.5 inches

                 

8. HCPCS 2021 Level II Professional Edition (HCPCS Level II (American Medical Assn))


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Assistants - August 2021

Organized for quick and accurate coding, HCPCS Level II 2021 Professional Edition codebook includes the most current Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes and regulations, which are essential references needed for accurate medical billing and maximum permissible reimbursement. This professional edition includes such features as Netter's Anatomy illustrations, dental codes, and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) payment and status indicators. FEATURES AND BENEFITS Full-color Netter's Anatomy illustrations clarify complex anatomic information and how it affects coding. At-a-glance code listings and distinctive symbols identify all new, revised, reinstated and deleted codes for 2021. The American Hospital Association Coding Clinic (R) for HCPCS citations provides sources for information about specific codes and their usage. Convenient spiral binding provides easy access in practice settings. Quantity feature highlights units of service allowable per patient, per day, as listed in the Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) for enhanced accuracy on claims. Drug code annotations identify brand-name drugs as well as drugs that appear on the National Drug Class (NDC) directory and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs. Color-coded Table of Drugs makes it easier to find specific drug information. Durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) indicators clearly identify supplies to report to durable medical third-party payers. Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) payment and status indicators show which codes are payable in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. American Dental Association (ADA) Current Dental Terminology code sets offer access to all dental codes in one place. Jurisdiction symbols show the appropriate contractor to be billed for suppliers submitting claims to Medicare contractors, Part B carriers and Medicare administrative contractors for DMEPOS services. Special coverage information provides alerts when codes have specific coverage instructions, are not valid or covered by Medicare or may be paid at the carrier's discretion. Age/Sex edits identify codes for use only with patients of a specific age or sex.

  • Author: AMA
  • Publisher: American Medical Association; 1st edition (February 1, 1921)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1640160903

                 

9. Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Assistants - August 2021

Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fifth Edition is an essential resource to help students, faculty, and practitioners understand the research process, interpret data, comprehend results, and incorporate findings into practice. From choosing a research project and developing the research process design, to systematically gathering information, analyzing, interpreting data, differentiating among conflicting results, and finally understanding the overall evaluation, Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fifth Edition will ease fears and help students and practitioners develop research skills to acquire and contribute knowledge that benefits their patients.

  • Author: J. Glenn Forister
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 5th edition (March 25, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1284153774
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches

                 

10. Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Assistants - August 2021

Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare exposes a vast conspiracy of political maneuvering and corporate greed that has led to the replacement of qualified medical professionals by lesser trained practitioners. As corporations seek to save money and government agencies aim to increase constituent access, minimum qualifications for the guardians of our nation’s healthcare continue to decline—with deadly consequences. This is a story that has not yet been told, and one that has dangerous repercussions for all Americans. With the rate of nurse practitioner and physician assistant graduates exceeding that of physician graduates, if you are not already being treated by a non-physician, chances are, you soon will be. While advocates for these professions insist that research shows that they can provide the same care as physicians, patients do not know the whole truth: that there are no credible scientific studies to support the safety and efficacy of non-physicians practicing without physician supervision. Written by two physicians who have witnessed the decline of medical expertise over the last twenty years, this data-driven book interweaves heart-rending true patient stories with hard data, showing how patients have been sacrificed for profit by the substitution of non-physician practitioners. Adding a dimension neglected by modern healthcare critiques such as An American Sickness, this book provides a roadmap for patients to protect themselves from medical harm.

  • Author: Niran Al-Agba
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers (November 16, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Medical eBooks