Students learn common software programs for electronic health records
If you have ever wondered how your medical insurance forms get processed, ask a health claims specialist. With an understanding of medical billing and the right medical coding training, health claims specialists play an important role in the healthcare system.
By processing insurance claims, these professionals help ensure that insurance companies pay medical providers for their services. They also work with patient accounts to be sure that patients are paying their portion of the bill that is not covered by insurance. Because they are involved in processing claims, health claims specialists—also called medical coders or billers—are valuable employees at medical offices, hospitals, and insurance companies.
Computer-Based Medical Coding Training
At the Harris School of Business, medical coding training is offered through the Health Claims Specialist program. Students learn to do medical billing and coding through special software that contains elements of several common billing programs that are used in the industry. That way, students at Harris are not trained on just one software, but rather on a variety of interfaces that they may encounter in the world of work.
With recent healthcare legislation, it is important that medical coders are comfortable with Electronic Health Records (EHR). At Harris, students in the Health Claims Specialist program learn on computer-based systems to help prepare them for the types of EHR systems that are being used in today’s workplaces.
If you are interested in this field, a good resource to consult is the Occupational Outlook Handbook. This handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, contains useful information on what medical coders do, salary expectations, and future job growth.
Or if you want to learn more, simply call the Harris School at 1.800.510.7920. An admissions representative will speak with you about Harris’s programs and whether they are a good fit for you.