Health Claims Specialist Courses | Branford Hall Career Institute
X You may need to Reload the page to make it work correctly.

Branford Hall’s Health Claims Specialist Program

If you are considering medical billing and coding programs, read about some of our courses so you can discover how our training will get you started on the path to your new career.

Connecticut Courses

Title of Course Course Description
Medical Coding I (Coding Principles) This course emphasizes the basic transformation of verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numeric designations (coding) by the provider rendering medical care. 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. 
Introduction to Insurance (Health Insurance) This course introduces students to the insurance industry, insurance terminology, and the factors associated with reimbursement. Students also receive an overview of insurance plans with a focus on managed care systems, as well as eligibility and benefit structures.
Computerized Billing Simulation (Medical Billing and Coding Applications) Because so much of medical billing and coding is done electronically, this course provides students with the hands-on opportunity to get used to the specialized software that is used in computerized billing. The students will participate in simulated medical billing situations and will learn to input patient information, make appointments, process simulated bills, and handle claims electronically.
Billing & Coding Forms (Medical Insurance Processing) 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.

New York Courses

Title of Course Course Description
Health Insurance This course is designed to familiarize students with the health care language of the rapidly changing insurance industry.  Insurance terminology, types of insurance, eligibility and benefit structures will be covered, as well as workers compensation, managed care plans, and cost containment issues.  Medical law and ethics pertaining to health care providers and insurance companies, and careers in the medical billing/health claims processing fields will also be discussion topics. 
Medical Terminology Students will learn the anatomical structures of the body, body planes, cells and tissues. Proper medical terminology, language, and abbreviations will be introduced and utilized throughout this course.
Medical Administrative Procedures  This course prepares students to meet the challenges of the changing workplace and to solve typical problems that arise in the business office.  Problem solving, decision-making, and handling conflict will enhance the student’s ability to handle multiple tasks and manage difficult situations in the workplace.  This course will emphasize the importance of communication and interpersonal skills.

New Jersey Courses

Title of Course Course Description
Medical Office Procedures  Students are introduced to administrative duties and responsibilities of a medical facility including telephone skills and scheduling appointments. Medical records formatting, retention of files, release of information and destruction of records is discussed. Students will also become familiar with computerized account management systems.  The student studies medical terminology, anatomy and disease processes.
Health Information Technology  Students study the role of the Medical Biller & Coder in the healthcare delivery system. Student’s practice coding and billing related to body systems and procedures. The students also study medical terminology, anatomy and disease processes.
Medical Billing & Coding  This course introduces students to basic coding of diagnostic statements of diseases and medical procedures. Students study the signs, symptoms, physical and laboratory findings associated with diseases of the human body. This course also provides an overview of computer information systems and software applications. The student studies anatomy, medical terminology and pharmacology.

The Health Claims Specialist (Medical Billing) Curriculum

This curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in medical billing and coding, and prepares them to process medical insurance claims in any number of health care or insurance industry settings. Students who complete the coursework successfully are better prepared for certification exams, should they choose to take them. Branford Hall’s classroom coursework, along with its hands-on externship¹ program, gives students the skills and knowledge necessary to begin a new career.

¹Students at the New Jersey campuses will participate in internships.

© 2017 Branford Hall Career Institute
Created by Netreach® Powered by cmScribe Content Management System

MASSACHUSETTS DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

  1. BRANFORD HALL HAS NO EXISTING AGREEMENT WITH EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE JOBS TO STUDENTS AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE EMPLOYMENT.
  2. MANY OF THE JOB LISTINGS PROVIDED BY BRANFORD HALL ARE COMPILED FROM PUBLIC SOURCES. THE SCHOOL MAY ALSO RECEIVE DIRECT REQUESTS FROM EMPLOYERS OR REFERRALS FOR JOB LISTINGS FROM GRADUATES WORKING IN THE FIELD, INSTRUCTORS, STAFF MEMBERS, EXTERN PROVIDERS, ETC.
  3. BRANFORD HALL IS AN OPEN ADMISSIONS SCHOOL AND ADMITS ALL STUDENTS WHO MEET THE ADMISSION CRITERIA AS SET FORTH IN THE CATALOG.
  4. THE CERTIFICATE OR DEGREE YOU OBTAIN FROM BRANFORD HALL UPON GRADUATION IS NOT THE SAME AS LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED FOR SOME OCCUPATIONS, EMPLOYERS, OR STATES. THE COST OF ANY LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION OR THE COST OF ANY EXAMINATION FOR LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION COST OF THE PROGRAM AND IS ONLY INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL PROGRAM COST IF IT IS SPECIFICALLY ITEMIZED ON YOUR ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT.