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Sample Classes: Health Claims Specialist
(Medical Billing and Coding)

Salter’s Health Claims Specialist Curriculum 

Salter’s courses for the Health Claims Specialist program will prepare you with the medical billing and coding classes you need to start your new career. Read below to find out about some of the courses you will take.

  • Course
  • Insurance
    This course familiarizes students with healthcare insurance terminology and with various types of insurance such as Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, TRICARE, CHAMPVA, Workers’ Compensation, and commercial third party payers. The course will cover eligibility and benefit structures and the requirements for submitting claims.
  • Medical Coding
    These courses explain how diagnoses and procedures are converted into numerical codes in order to submit claims to insurance companies. Students will learn to use the International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10) coding manual and the Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) manual. Learning these coding requirements is essential for receiving timely reimbursements.
  • Computerized Billing
    In this course, students will use a specialized computer billing program that simulates real billing situations. Using the software, students will learn how to insert patient demographics, schedule appointments, make changes, record payments, and print various reports. The course gives special attention to the Explanations of Benefits received from third party payers
  • Electronic Health Records
    Electronic health records (EHR) are being used in more and more offices to maintain patient records. These courses provide a comprehensive overview of EHR management. Students will study how to use common EHR software so that they are prepared to use their skills in any medical office. When students complete these courses successfully, they will have the EHR skills they need for today’s job market.

Preparing You for a Career in Medical Billing

The courses at Salter prepare our graduates to perform a wide array of medical billing and coding functions in the medical office environment. The curriculum culminates in an externship in which the students have the opportunity to put their new skills to work in a real healthcare setting. Students who successfully complete our Health Claims Specialist program are prepared begin a career in the field of medical coding and billing.

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