The private international law rules for insurance contracts in the European Insurance Directives are of great importance for every lawyer involved in international business. These provisions become relevant whenever one is dealing with insurance products in a European context. These rules which apply to insurance contracts covering risks situated in the territories of the Member States of the European Community have currently been implemented by all the Member States of the European Union. The purpose of this book is to analyse the implementation rules of these choice of laws provisions in all the member States of the European Union. This Volume concentrates on seven major States such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. Seven expert reports give an overview of the current state of the law. Insights are given into national practice and theoretical aspects are not neglected. This work is a unique collection which both scholars and practitioners willfind to be an invaluable source of reference in order to understand the complicated issues arising where cross border transactions occur in the field of insurance. Contributors: Dr. N. Auclair, University of Paris XI, France; Professor P. Blanco Morales Limones, University of Extremadura, Spain; Professor B. Dubuisson, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; Professor M. Frigessi di Rattalma, University of Brescia, Italy; Professor Burkhard Heβ , University of Tubingen, Germany; Dr. Torsten Hub, University of Tubingen, Germany; Dr. M. Koppenol-Laforce, Erasmus University, The Netherlands; Dr. I. MacNeil, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom; Dr. F. Seatzu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Discover the essential tool to prepare for a career in medical insurance billing -- UNDERSTANDING HEALTH INSURANCE, 13E. This comprehensive, easy-to-understand, updated book presents the latest code sets and guidelines. You cover today's most important topics, such as managed care, legal and regulatory issues, coding systems, reimbursement methods, medical necessity, and common health insurance plans. Updates introduce new legislation that impacts health care, including the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare); ICD-10-CM coding; electronic health records; Medicaid Integrity Contractors; case mix management; hospital-acquired conditions; present on admission; and value-based purchasing. Practice exercises and the workbook (available separately) provides application-based assignments and case studies to reinforce your understanding, as well as CMRS, CPC-P, and CPB Mock Exams. New editions include online access to SimClaim CMS-1500 claims completion software and Optum's EncoderPro.com Expert.
Most people are confused by the jargon and strange language used when working with their insurance policy. Do you know whether you own a "Condominium" or a "Fee Simple" property? Does your Association have large per-unit deductibles that you may be responsible to pay regardless of fault? Discover how you can make sure you have the right insurance coverage and not be left without getting reimbursed from your insurance policy because you didn't purchase the proper policy.