ST. LOUIS, Missouri, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ClaimGear provides hands-on, real-world training to complement Elsevier's education content for students learning medical billing and coding 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'sClaimGear 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.