The essential resource for designing and implementing employee benefits—bringing you up to date on critical new industry changes For nearly three decades, HR professionals and consultants have depended on The Handbook of Employee Benefits for authoritative answers to their questions about designing and implementing competitive employee benefits packages. Covering everything from general objectives to costs, this classic reference brings you up to date on critical changes driven by legislative developments, such as the new health-care reform law enacted by the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The seventh edition of The Handbook of Employee Benefits features the knowledge and insights of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field. Filled with new and updated information and real-world examples, this edition focuses on health and group benefits: Health Benefits: health-care reform’s impact on employee benefits, new approaches to cost containment, how to access quality care, consumer-driven health-care plan designs along with dental, behavioral, prescription, and long-term care programs Life Insurance: group term, universal life, and corporate-owned life programs Work/Life Programs: traditional time off and family leave, child and elder care, and assistance for education, financial planning, and voluntary benefits Social Insurance Programs: Social Security, Medicare, and workers’ and unemployment compensation programs Group and Health Benefit Plan Financial Management: federal tax laws, funding health benefit plans—insured, self-funded, and captive arrangements Employee Benefit Administration: flexible benefit plans, fiduciary liability issues, and communications Issues of Special Interest: retiree welfare benefits, small company benefits, multiemployer plans, and international employee benefit planning An innovative, efficient employee benefit program has become one of the primary prerequisites to success in today’s lean business battleground. The Handbook of Employee Benefits provides the knowledge and tools you need to create plans that benefit the greatest number of employees, while allowing employers to maintain fiscal integrity and competitive advantage.
Author: Jerry Rosenbloom
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
Throughout, private sector human resource practices and public sector human resource policies are linked to various benefit models: the human capital model; the passive participant model; the insurance model; the managed care model; and the integrated health benefits model.
Author: Richard J. Butler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
A complete guide to insurance billing and coding, Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 13th Edition covers all the plans that are most commonly encountered in clinics and physicians’ offices. Its emphasis on the role of the medical insurance specialist includes areas such as diagnostic coding, procedural coding, Medicare, HIPAA, and bill collection strategies. Learning to fill in the claim form accurately is made easier by the use of icons for different types of payers, lists of key abbreviations, and numerous practice exercises. This edition provides the latest on hot topics such as ICD-10, healthcare reform, the new CMS-1500 form, and electronic claims. Trusted for more than 30 years, this proven reference from Marilyn Fordney prepares you to succeed as a medical insurance professional in any outpatient setting. Emphasis on the business of running a medical office highlights the importance of the medical insurance specialist in filing clean claims, solving problems, and collecting overdue payments. Key terms and key abbreviations are defined and emphasized, reinforcing your understanding of new concepts and terminology. Detailed tables, boxes, and illustrations call out key points and main ideas. Unique! Color-coded icons clarify information, rules, and regulations for different payers. An Evolve companion website enhances learning with performance checklists, self-assessment quizzes, and the Student Software Challenge featuring cases for different payer types and an interactive CMS-1500 form to fill in. A workbook contains learning tips, practice exercises for key terms and abbreviations, review questions, study outlines, performance objectives, a chapter with practice tests, and critical thinking activities for hands-on experience with real-world cases. Available separately. Updated coverage of key health insurance topics includes HIPAA compliance, the HITECH Act, health reform of 2010, electronic health records, electronic claims, ICD-10, NUCC standards, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Incentive Program, Meaningful Use, and CPT 2013. Updated ICD-10 coding information prepares you for the October 2014 ICD-10 implementation date. Updated content on claim forms includes block-by-block explanations and examples for the new CMS-1500 Claim Form. Updated guidelines for the filing and submission of electronic claims include sample screenshots and prepare you for the future of the medical office.
Author: Marilyn Fordney
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Mandated Benefits 2016 Compliance Guide is a comprehensive and practical reference manual covering key federal regulatory issues that must be addressed by human resources managers, benefits specialists, and company executives in all industries. This comprehensive and practical guide clearly and concisely describes the essential requirements and administrative processes necessary to comply with all benefits-related regulations. It covers key federal regulatory issues that must be addressed by human resources managers, benefits specialists, and company executives across all industries. Mandated Benefits 2016 Compliance Guide includes in-depth coverage of these and other major federal regulations: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act (HEART Act) Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Mandated Benefits 2016 Compliance Guide helps take the guesswork out of managing employee benefits and human resources by clearly and concisely describing the essential requirements and administrative processes necessary to comply with each regulation. It offers suggestions for protecting employers against the most common litigation threats and recommendations for handling various types of employee problems. Throughout the Guide are numerous exhibits, useful checklists and forms, and do's and don'ts. A list of HR audit questions at the beginning of each chapter serves as an aid in evaluating your company's level of regulatory compliance. Mandated Benefits 2016 Compliance Guide has been updated to include: The latest trends in successful Ethics and Compliance Programs Information on the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the FLSA white collar exemptions The latest DOL guidelines on the determination of independent contractor status The new regulations and guidelines for health care reform as mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), specifically updates and new information on Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC); limits on cost-sharing; the employer shared responsibility (pay or play) requirements, information reporting--Forms 1094 and 1095 SHOP--the small group market of the health care marketplace; and the so-called Cadillac Tax--the 40 percent excise tax on high cost health plans The major revisions to excepted benefits under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including limited wraparound benefits, EAPs, non-coordinated excepted benefits, and supplemental excepted benefits The reinstated Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Information on the proposed definition of fiduciary and the Supreme Court's first ever ruling on fiduciary standards Expanded information about joint employer relationships An expanded section describing the employment application process; information about the status of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA); and proposed changes to E-Verify New material on proposed sex discrimination guidelines And much more
Author: The Balser Group
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Outcomes measurement is where the "rubber hits the road" in contemporary audiology. This new release is devoted to preparing clinicians and students to demonstrate service-delivery effectiveness in all areas and for all sites of professional practice. An exemplar of effectiveness, this sprightly text takes a nuts-and-bolts approach on how to provide data for early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs, diagnostic audiology, aural habilitation, aural rehabilitation, and hearing conservation. Attention is given to cochlear implants, hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and sound-field FM amplification. This is the most likely text that students will keep on their desks in their careers in hearing health care networks, private practice, elderly health care facilities, public schools, speech and hearing clinics, and university training programs. Clinicians will appreciate the clear, concise, and logical presentation as well as the forms and checklists on the CD-ROM
Author: Carole E. Johnson,Jeffrey L. Danhauer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This book facilitates and expands Internet access and usage by seniors, assists them in finding the information they want and need, and contributes to their knowledge of the aging process and the challenges it presents by providing a list of online resources of particular interest to them.
Author: Charles C. Sharpe
Category: Social Science
The need has never been more crucial for community health providers, programs, and organizations to have access to training in addressing the unique behavioral health challenges facing our veterans, active duty military, and their families. Handbook of Military Social Work is edited by renowned leaders in the field, with contributions from social work professionals drawing from their wealth of experience working with veterans, active duty military, and their families. Handbook of Military Social Work considers: Military culture and diversity Women in the military Posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans Traumatic brain injury in the military Suicide in the military Homelessness among veterans Cycles of deployment and family well-being Grief, loss, and bereavement in military families Interventions for military children and youth Offering thoughtful advice covering the spectrum of issues encountered by mental health professionals working with individuals and families, Handbook of Military Social Work will contribute to the improvement of efforts to help our military personnel, veterans, and their families deal with the challenges they face.
Author: Allen Rubin,Eugenia L. Weiss,Jose E. Coll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Political Science
This new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties continues to pack ten books into one, offering exceptional value for money. With full colour throughout, brand new images and updated chapters, it is an indispensable guide to all the clinical specialties. Updated in line with the curriculum and with new emphasis on patient-centred care, it continues to offer a great opportunity for multidisciplinary learning. Humane and humorous, it overflows with practical advice, ideas and facts. Book jacket.
Author: Judith Collier,J. A. B. Collier,Murray Longmore,J. Murray Longmore,Mark Brinsden
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Evidence from both local and national surveys suggests that substance misuse and abuse among older adults in the United States is a "hidden epidemic" that poses a major threat to the welfare and quality of life of older drinkers and their families, and has significant public health implications. Based on their findings from a 10-year, NIH-funded study of retirement, aging, and substance misuse, Peter Bamberger and Samuel Bacharach examine the complex web of factors contributing to the precipitation and exacerbation of substance problems among older adults. They discuss the individual and public health implications of such problems, as well as some of the evidence-based steps that may be taken to prevent their emergence and help those in need of assistance for policy-makers and health practitioners. This book provides a single-source review of the latest research assessing the magnitude and costs of older-adult substance abuse, as well as detailed analysis of the epidemiology of older-adult substance abuse. The authors provide an analysis of the efficacy of alternative prevention and treatment strategies, and present scientific evidence in a user-friendly format, highlighting extensive interview data to accompany their statistical results. The illustrations offered by these real life cases not only provide a sense of richness and understanding to a complex issue, but also offer a fitting reminder to the reader that this is an issue affecting people we know and families like our own.
The Complex Link Between Aging, Work Disengagement, and Substance Misuse -- and What To Do About It
Author: Peter A. Bamberger,Samuel B. Bacharach
Publisher: Oxford University Press
It is particularly gratifying to prepare a second edition of a book, because there is the necessary impli cation that the first edition was well received. Moreover, now an opportunity is provided to correct the problems or limitations that existed in the first edition as well as to address recent developments in the field. Thus, we are grateful to our friends, colleagues, and students, as well as to the reviewers who have expressed their approval of the first edition and who have given us valuable input on how the revision could best be structured. Perhaps the first thing that the reader will notice about the second edition is that it is more extensive than the first. The volume currently has 41 chapters, in contrast to the 31 chapters that comprised the earlier version. Chapters 3, 9, 29, and 30 of the first edition either have been dropped or were combined, whereas 14 new chapters have been added. In effect, we are gratified in being able to reflect the continued growth of behavior therapy in the 1980s. Behavior therapists have addressed an ever-increasing number of disorders and behavioral dysfunctions in an increasing range of populations. The most notable advances are taking place in such areas as cognitive approaches, geriatrics, and behavioral medicine, and also in the treatment of childhood disorders.
Author: Alan S. Bellack,Michel Hersen,Alan E. Kazdin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders?This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.
The Truth About How Women Become Leaders
Author: Alice H. Eagly,Linda L. Carli
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Category: Business & Economics
Dermatology, edited by world authorities Jean L. Bolognia, MD, Joseph L. Jorizzo, MD, and Julie V. Schaffer, MD, is an all-encompassing medical reference book that puts the latest practices in dermatologic diagnosis and treatment at your fingertips. It delivers more comprehensive coverage of basic science, clinical practice, pediatric dermatology, and dermatologic surgery than you’ll find in any other source. Whether you’re a resident or an experienced practitioner, you’ll have the in-depth, expert, up-to-the-minute answers you need to overcome any challenge you face in practice. Find answers fast with a highly user-friendly, "easy-in-easy-out" format and a wealth of tables and algorithms for instant visual comprehension. Get full exposure to core knowledge with coverage of dermatology’s entire spectrum of subspecialties. See just the essential information with "need-to-know" basic science information and key references. Expedite decision making and clarify complex concepts with logical tables, digestible artwork, and easy-to-grasp schematics. Visualize more of the conditions you see in practice with over 3500 illustrations, of which over 1,400 are new: 1,039 clinical images, 398 pathology slides, and 152 schematics. Stay at the forefront of your field with updated treatment methods throughout, as well as an increased focus on patients with skin of color. Get an enhanced understanding of the foundations of dermatology in pathology, the clinical setting, and dermoscopy with a completely rewritten introductory chapter. Better comprehend the clinical-pathological relationship of skin disease with increased histologic coverage. Bolognia’s Dermatology is the ultimate multimedia reference for residents in training AND the experienced practitioner.
Author: Jean L. Bolognia,Joseph L. Jorizzo,Julie V. Schaffer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The systematic application of behavioral psychology to crime and delinquency was begun only 20 years ago, yet it has already contributed significantly to our practical knowledge about prevention and correction and to our general under standing of a pressing social problem. In this handbook, we review and evalu ate what has been accomplished to date, as well as what is currently at the leading edge of the field. We do so in order to present a clear, comprehensive, and systematic view of the field and to promote and encourage still more effective action and social policy reform in the future. The chapters in this text have been written by professionals who were among the original innovators in applying behavioral psychology to crime and delinquency and who continue to make critical contributions to the field's progress, and by a new generation of energetic, young professionals who are taking the field in important and innovative directions. The contributors have attempted to review and evaluate their areas with critical dispassion, to pro vide thorough but not overly specialized discussion of their material, and to draw implications for how research, application, and social policy might be improved in the future. For our part as editors, we have tried to foster integra tion across the chapters and to provide background and conceptual material of our own.
A Handbook of Application, Research, and Concepts
Author: Edward K. Morris,Curtis J. Braukmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The definitive endodontics reference, Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp is known for its comprehensive coverage of leading-edge information, materials, and techniques. It examines all aspects of endodontic care, from preparing the clinician and patient for endodontic treatment to the role the endodontist can play in the treatment of traumatic injuries and to the procedures used in the treatment of pediatric and older patients. Not only does Hargreaves and Cohen’s 10th edition add five chapters on hot new topics, it also includes online access! As an Expert Consult title, Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp lets you search the entire contents of the book on your computer, and includes five online chapters not available in the printed text, plus videos, a searchable image collection, and more. For evidence-based endodontics research and treatment, this is your one-stop resource!
Author: Louis H. Berman,Kenneth M. Hargreaves,Steven R. Cohen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Ein Standard für professionelles Human Capital Reporting (HCR) mit aussagefähigen und quantifizierbaren Informationen Der Standard HCR10 beschreibt, wie sich personalwirtschaftlich relevante Tatbestände in der Berichterstattung der Unternehmen niederschlagen sollen. Durch eine derartige Standardisierung erfolgt eine Vereinfachung im Prozess der Berichterstattung. Vor allem aber werden die „HR-Metrics“ durch ihre Strukturäquivalenz lesbar, verstehbar und damit vergleichbar. Zum Inhalt * Der erste Abschnitt dieses Buches betont die Aktualität und Relevanz einer Standardisierung des Human Capital Reportings. Die derzeitige Ausgangslage sowie Ziele und Trends, denen sich das HCR gegenüber sieht, werden verdeutlicht. * Die Systematik des HCR10, welche unmissverständlich klar macht, welche Kennzahlen einen Bericht über Personal (sei es im Geschäfts-, im Nachhaltigkeits- oder im Personalbericht) aussagekräftig machen wird im zweiten Abschnitt vorgestellt. * Der dritte Abschnitt widmet sich der konkreten Ausgestaltung des HC-Reportings. Anhand von illustrativen Beispielen wird verdeutlicht, wie die Berichterstattung der einzelnen geforderten Kennzahlen aussehen kann. * Wer bei der Erstellung eines Berichts welche Aufgaben übernehmen und welche Daten liefern sollte, wird im vierten Abschnitt erörtert. Zudem wird diskutiert, welchen Nutzen ein dem HCR10 entsprechendes Reporting für diverse Interessengruppen wie Personalleiter, Aufsichtsräte, Wirtschaftsprüfer oder Bewerber hat. * Im abschließenden fünften Abschnitt wird eine Vision für das HC-Reporting in Deutschland formuliert. Über die Autoren Prof. Dr. Christian Scholz ist Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Organisation, Personal- und Informationsmanagement an der Universität des Saarlandes. Thomas Sattelberger leitet als Vorstand das Personalressort bei der Deutschen Telekom AG. Dieses Buch ist Pflichtlektüre für HR-Verantwortliche, die sich mit Personal-Controlling und -Reporting befassen – einem wichtigen Thema in großen Unternehmen, aber auch in KMU. Das Buch richtet sich bewusst aber auch an Aufsichtsräte, Vorstände, Wirtschaftsprüfer und Analysten: Sie sollen die hohe Berichtsqualität des HCR10 einfordern und nutzen.
HCR10 als Standard für eine transparente Personalberichterstattung
Author: Christian Scholz,Thomas Sattelberger
Combining essential theory with “how-to technical instruction, this concise guide is the leading reference for basic techniques in sedation and anxiety control in the dental office. The latest guidelines from the ADA and the American Society of Anesthesiologists keep you up-to-date with the latest medical standards. Content on patient management for pediatric, geriatric, physically compromised, and medically compromised patients helps you successfully treat any patient population. In-depth discussions of the pharmacology of commonly used sedative agents allow you to fully understand properties and characteristics of drugs used. Combines all aspects of sedation with essential theory and instruction Boxes and tables highlight key information and make it easy to find important content. Chapter 40-Legal Considerations includes the current liability standards for patient treatment to help you protect yourself and your patients. Chapter 41-The Controversial Development of Anesthesiology in Dentistry focuses on the growing controversies, legal and otherwise, from both without and within the profession. Updated patient management procedures provide the most current guidelines on everything from AHA CPR standards to the safest sedative procedures. Full-color art program shows anatomy and other important concepts in vibrant detail. Photos of the newest sedation and emergency equipment ensure you have the latest information on developments in the field.
A Guide to Patient Management
Author: Stanley F. Malamed
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design provides architects, building designers, and students clear direction for the successful inclusion of daylight and integrated electric light in buildings. It presents design teams with the performance analysis resources, energy saving estimates and user satisfaction results they need in order to make informed decisions regarding daylighting and lighting design. Written by two well-known experts in the field, the book provides: critical geometric and material relationships along with proven design process activities, offered in a quick-reference format, with sufficient context to address the range of associated issues present in any building project both the "fundamentals" and "applications" which cover design concepts and practice activities applicable to all integrated lighting projects specific directives for how the concepts covered are applied in a range of common design scenarios, including architectural rules-of-thumb, instructions for ensuring visual comfort, and preferred approaches for electric lighting control integration. In demonstrating these necessary insights to designers, the authors employ an iterative analysis of common "daylighting patterns" and illustrate and annotate both successful and unsuccessful examples via built form and simulation. Part of the PocketArchitecture series, this is the ideal pocketbook for any designer serious about reducing the energy impact of their buildings.
Author: Christopher Meek,Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg