Medical Billing / Health Claims Specialist Courses

medical billing and coding courses

The Harris School's Health Claim Specialist Program

Also referred to as "medical billing", the health claims specialist program at Harris School gives students the foundation needed to excel in their careers and prepares them for national certifications. Sample health claims specialist (medical billing) courses include:

  • Course Title
    What this Course Is About
  • Medical Coding I
    Today medical billing codes are used to facilitate payment of health service providers, to evaluate utilization patterns, and to study the appropriateness of health care costs. To be fairly and adequately reimbursed in a timely fashion by third party payers, physicians and their reimbursement specialists must understand and correctly use these codes. This course emphasizes how to understand and use the medical billing codes that are essential in the industry.
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  • Medical Coding II, III, & IV
    These three medical billing courses are a continuation of the previous course, all designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of medical billing practices and procedures.
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  • Insurance
    This course is designed to familiarize students with the health care insurance industry including insurance terminology and the factors associated with reimbursement. An overview of insurance plans with a focus on managed care systems and eligibility and benefit structures will be covered.
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  • Computerized Billing Simulation
    This course introduces and simulates situations using computerized software for medical billing purposes. Students learn to input patient information, schedule appointments, and handle billing. In addition, students produce various lists and reports and learn to handle insurance claims both on forms and electronically.
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  • Hospital Billing & Coding Forms
    An in-depth study and practical application of the processing of claims submitted on CMS UB-04 forms. Complicated coding logic and technique is simplified, and a systematic practice pattern is designed in the use of ICD-9-CM diagnostic coding and procedural coding along with CPT coding.

The Health Claims Specialist (Medical Billing) Curriculum

The full curriculum of medical billing courses prepares students with the basic knowledge and competencies to prepare, process, and submit claims in a variety of health care and insurance settings, such as physicians’ offices, hospitals, extended care facilities, diagnostic centers, and insurance companies. Challenging medical billing courses, combined with a real-world externship experience, will help prepare students for a successful career.

 

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