Medical Billing Courses at Harris Help Students Prepare for Future Careers

medical billing coursesAt Harris School of Business, the Health Claims Specialist program focuses on medical billing and coding

Healthcare and health insurance seem to be in the news a lot these days. After all, what is more important than your health? If you want to be a part of the healthcare system in this country, perhaps you might want to consider enrolling in medical billing courses at the Harris School of Business.

What will medical billing courses do for you? They will help prepare you to become a Health Claims Specialist. Health claims specialists—also called medical billers and coders—play a critical role in the healthcare industry. They are responsible for submitting claims to insurance companies so that healthcare providers receive payment for the services they provide to patients.

Most health claims specialists work in an office setting, whether it is a hospital, doctor’s office, or insurance company. Some people who may not be comfortable with the thought of working in a clinical setting with patients feel that this office-based career path is an excellent way to get involved in the healthcare industry.

Medical Billing Courses at Harris

To give you an idea of the type of classes that Health Claims Specialists take, here is a brief listing of some of the offerings at Harris:

Medical Coding I through IV: These four classes introduce students to the most essential billing codes that are used in the healthcare industry today. The aim is for students to gain a comprehensive understanding of medical billing practices and procedures.

Insurance: This course describes the healthcare insurance industry, and includes key insurance terminology. Students learn about reimbursement, managed care systems, and benefits structures.

Computerized Billing Simulation: In this course, students learn to input patient information, handle billing information, complete forms electronically, and produce reports. Learning to use electronic health records is an important skill in this career field.

If these classes sound interesting to you, consider learning more about this career path. The Harris School of Business offers the Health Claims Specialist program at five locations in New Jersey and Delaware. Read more about this and other Harris programs on our programs page.

If you are ready to explore your options, and if you think career-focused training is a good fit for you, then call Harris today at 1.800.510.7920.