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Medical Billing / Health Claims Specialist Plus 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
  • Billing and Coding Forms
    This course provides the essential background about the health care environment, the hospital revenue cycle, medical insurance and coding and payment systems and provides an in-depth study and practical application of the processing of claims submitted on UB-04.
  • Collection and Reimbursement Concepts
    This course covers topics such as claim adjudication, monitoring the status of claims, reviewing and processing of Remittance Advice and Explanation of Benefits, appeals, grievances, post payment audits, overpayments, and billing secondary payers. Effective collections including regulations and procedures, credit arrangements, skip tracing, record retention and writing off noncollectable accounts will also be covered.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Electronic Health Records
    This course will cover the usage and management of health information and the Electronic Health Records (EHR). This course will introduce the students to the use of health information and the EHR for any setting within the healthcare industry from acute, ambulatory, long term, home health, specialty, population health, and personal health that encompass the continuum of care. This course will provide students with a practical understanding of what an EHR specialist is and how important they are in the job market today.
  • Electronic Health Records Applications
    This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of EHR management and provide student with the basic knowledge required to utilize health information system software to maintain patient health records. Upon completion of the course, the student will be knowledgeable in the basic aspects of the utilization of electronic health records management. Students will utilize hands on application of medical records software system components in order to apply these applications to the real medical office setting.


The Health Claims Specialist Plus (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.