Learn how to process patient records and submit to insurance for reimbursement with your knowledge of diagnosis and procedure coding, while ensuring the privacy of information and proper legal and regulatory requirements are followed.
The Electronic Health Records and Reimbursement Specialist program provides you with the skills for maintaining patient records, documents and billing reimbursement and prepares you with the knowledge to earn the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) and Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certifications. The courses in this program include Insurance and Billing, and Coding Essentials, Electronic Health Records, Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology and the Microsoft Office Series I track with Word and Excel. See below for a description of the courses.
Becoming an Electronic Health Records Specialist is ideal for the individual who wants to focus their work efforts in the back office while having limited contact with patients. The responsibilities of a person with this certification involve proper handling of patient data, medical record management, medical office procedures and more. Additional responsibilities include entering necessary data for processing insurance claims for reimbursement, following up on rejected claims, posting insurance payments, sending patient statements, handling patient billing inquiries, and preparation of monthly reports.
CBCS | CEHRS
- Access 24/7 to all online video content, course materials and other resources.
- Instructor led video training is provided for every course. Additional resources may also include courseware (text/workbooks), software demos, labs, quizzes, final exams, and more.
- Programs are self-paced with a recommended schedule provided in order to complete within the defined duration of 3-6 months, depending on the program. You have the ability to customize your schedule within the duration of the program to meet your personal needs.
- textbooks and workbooks. Depending on the program, you may also receive flashcards, study sheets, or other textbooks.
- Our online Learning Management System maintains your progress throughout the program, keeping you organized and on track.
- Individual online mentoring support is available Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
- All training content will be accessible for 12 months. This allows you time to prepare for your Certification Exam after completing your 3-6 month program.
- The cost to sit for each exam one time is covered in the price of the program.
CBCS – Certified Billing and Coding Specialist
The Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification prepares you for entry-level employment as a medical billing/coder specialist with opportunities in physician offices, hospitals, outpatient and inpatient clinics, mental health facilities, surgery centers, nursing homes and insurance companies. This position is essential to any place that provides medical services. The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) offers the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) credential.
Tasks performed by a Medical Billing/Coder Specialist may include:
- Gather and review essential patient information
- Verify all required documentation is present before releasing patient information
- Assign codes for procedures and diagnoses
- Audit billing to prevent fraud and abuse
- Submit claims for reimbursement
- Coach healthcare providers on quality coding and how to achieve optimal reimbursement
CEHRS – Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certification is nationally-recognized and shows employers that you have the competence and expertise to succeed in a role as an Electronic Health Record Specialist. With the importance of patient record accuracy, completeness, privacy and security, the Electronic Health Record Specialist plays a vital role in the medical industry. The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) offers the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) credential.
Tasks performed by an Electronic Health Record Specialist may include:
- Audit patient records to ensure compliance
- Document clinical information and abstract for reports
- Perform basic coding and submit claims for insurance reimbursement
- Collect insurance information and patient demographics
- Review the accuracy and completeness of patient records
- Document information from patient examinations, schedule treatments and process laboratory tests
- Discuss patient information with physicians and insurance professionals
Attainable Healthcare Positions
Electronic Health Records Specialist
Electronic Medical Record Associate
EMR / EHR Assistant
Health Information Administration
Medical Records Administrator
Health Information Technician
Medical Records Technician
Records Documentation Specialist
Medical Records Clerk
Medical Office Computer Specialist
Medical Billing Specialist
Insurance Billing Specialist
Billing and Coding Support
Professional Medical Biller
Medical Billing Coordinator
Patient Accounts Representative