Elsevier Pairs its Health Education Content with CollaborateMD’s Online Medical Billing and Coding Solutions

ClaimGear provides hands-on, real-world training to complement Elsevier's education content for students learning medical billing and coding

St. Louis, MO, June 13, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pairing its educational content with ClaimGear, CollaborateMD's online solution for medical billing and coding education.

CollaborateMD
, a leading provider of online medical practice management and medical billing solutions, has been providing ClaimGear to the academic arena since 2007. More than 35,000 students have been trained on ClaimGear to date. CollaborateMD has been working with institutions with the goal of providing students with real-life training on medical billing and practice management software in order to allow them to successfully transition to the workforce.

"We are excited to be working with one of the premier providers of education content for medical billing and coding programs," said Douglas Kegler, Founder and CEO of CollaborateMD. "Together with Elsevier we believe we can expand the usage of our ClaimGear product and provide students with the real-world experience needed to successfully compete in the marketplace after graduation."

The ClaimGear product is a version of CollaborateMD's commercial product and includes a powerful Instructor and Student Portal. ClaimGear allows students to perform real-world work such as adding patients, claims, payments, appointments, and run reports. The Instructor Portal allows instructors to completely manage students, courses, assignments and score students work. The Student Portal allows the student to manage and score their coursework in real-time.

"By combining CollaborateMD's ClaimGear online solutions with our content, we are providing a more complete, hands-on learning experience for students preparing for a career in medical practice management," said Andrew Allen, Vice President and Publisher for Health Professions, Elsevier. "With our textbooks and CollaborateMD's software, educational programs will be able to offer a more effective way to train students for this growing field."

Since ClaimGear is online, neither students nor institutions need to manage the product or perform backups. Plus, students and instructors have the freedom to access the product from the campus, home, or anywhere they have an Internet connection.

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About CollaborateMD
Since 1999, CollaborateMD's innovative online healthcare software and amazing user experience has contributed to the financial success of medical practices and medical billing services across the country. CollaborateMD provides the ultimate user experience, along with its simple and affordable software solutions which allow thousands of medical professionals to see a true return on investment and have an enjoyable user experience utilizing the CollaborateMD software. For more information, visit http://www.CollaborateMD.com or call +1 888 348 8457

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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Director, Corporate Relations
Elsevier
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c.capot@elsevier.com