What is an EOB?

Explanation-of-Benefits form

Medical Billers and Coders along with all Medical Insurance Specialists know what an EOB is. Actually, you probably do too! An EOB is an Explanation of Benefits, that piece of paper you receive from your insurance company after paying a visit to a health care provider. To the layman, EOB’s may as well be written in a language only understood by Martians as they can be quite confusing to the general population, and this is why as a Medical Insurance Specialist you will receive numerous calls from patients asking for an explanation of the explanation!   One of the many..


Ethics, Professionalism And E-Discovery

Ethics, Professionalism And E-Discovery

Mr Yoosuf Nazeer, who lives in Sri Lanka, said that "Legal Ethics" in the United States is generally understood to primarily apply to lawyers, while codes of professional responsibility also apply in a derivative sense (directly) to non-lawyers who work with lawyers, such as paralegals or private investigators. In the United States, the practice of law is regulated by the governments of the individual states and territories. As a whole, federal law does not control legal ethics.   Each state or territory has a code of professional conduct dictating rules of ethics. These may be adopted by the respective state..


Massage Therapy for the Benefit of Treating Children with ADHD

Massage Therapy for Treating Children with ADHD

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This condition, found in children and adolescents, affects their impulse control, over-activity and attention problems. When children and adolescents have ADHD, they normally go to their family pediatricians, physicians, child psychiatrists, psychologists and pediatric neurologists. Rarely are they told to seek holistic forms of therapy to manage their ADHD.   Massage therapy has been found effective in a most recent study. ADHD adolescents who took ten massage treatment classes for two weeks rated themselves as more content than those in comparison who participated in recreation therapy. Spectators rated the massage therapy effects as..


Continuing Education in the Medical Field

Continuing Education Online Student

Most careers in the medical field today require continuing education hours. This means once you start on your career path, you will continue to attend workshops, seminars and webinars in your field. Completion of continuing education hours is required by most licensures in the medical field including Medical Billing and Coding. The computer age has made fulfilling these requirements much easier and most can be accomplished from the comfort of your own home!   Requirements for these continuing education hours generally consist of a computer and internet access. Depending on your certification or license requirements, you may need to complete..


Massage Therapy at Home

massage therapy at home

In home massages have so many benefits. One being, convenience!   When you receive an in-home massage, you don’t have to worry about driving home or getting stuck in traffic. An in-home massage enables you to really prolong your relaxation. You can schedule the appointment right before retiring for the evening. Or, you can plan a warm bath or other relaxation ritual before and after your massage.   With an in-home massage, a deeper sense of relaxation is induced. Relaxation requires focusing your attention within and withdrawing it from your five senses and the external world. When you travel to..


Working from home in Medical Billing and Coding

Medical billing employe working from home

Many medical billing and coding jobs today require you to be on site; however, it is possible in the field of Medical Billing and Coding to be able to work at least some of the time from home. Many businesses today have found that they can reduce overhead by having employees log in to their computers from their home-based office. It is usually required that you have a minimum of two years of experience in the field before employers consider you for this type of position, but it is definitely a possibility. The first step is to attend an accredited..


What Can I Do With Medical Administrative Skills?

A Medical Administrative Assistant working-at-her-desk

Many students are curious as to where the skills being taught in the Medical Administrative Assistant program, here, at Northwest Career College, can be used when they have completed their program. The nice thing about Medical Administrative Assisting is that a person with skills required for the position can work anywhere, whether it is in a small private medical office or a large hospital or clinic. Every clinic, private practice, hospital, surgery center, etc., has the need for administrative assistance, and the requirements will vary according to the wants and needs of the providers and managers. You will find, however,..


Hire Profits in Law Firm

Law Firm examination board discussing resume

With clients putting pressure on law firms to keep rates low and associate salaries on the rise at many firms, firm leaders are increasingly looking to adjust their staffing models, oftentimes placing more responsibilities on their paralegals. More firm leaders are looking to nonlawyer staff members, such as paralegals, to take over duties that may have once fallen on first-year associates, industry observers said. It has allowed them to lower the costs for clients and in many cases increase the firm's profit margin. But as those tasks fall on other professionals, firms will likely hire fewer new lawyers to fill..


Cancer and Massage: Healing after Mastectomy

Breast Cancer and Massage therapy

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, and is the second-leading cause of death in women. Each year, more than 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. With these sobering statistics, the likelihood of encountering a client with breast cancer also increases.   The concern that increasing circulation via massage will cause the spread of cancer is unfounded. Cancer can spread with little or no activity, such as sleeping, breathing, eating, walking, etc. Therefore, there is every reason to believe that gentle, light or compassionate touch can be administered safely and effectively, provided that..


Health Insurance and Politics

Man preparing an health Insurance Claim Form

Most of us have at least heard of the Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare”.  We may not understand all of the complexities of the program, but we probably are aware of some aspects that impact our own personal coverage and out of pocket expenses. In today’s world, politics has a long arm; it reaches just about every aspect of our daily living from the tax we pay on fuel every time we fill our tanks to the insurance card we carry in our wallet.   In the Medical Billing community, every election has special impact as it may..