Health Claims Specialist Program at Branford Hall
Are you interested in an office-based career in the health care industry? Are you detail-oriented and analytical? Have you ever considered health claims school? Health Claims Specialists are responsible for processing insurance claims for healthcare facilities. Learn more about this program at Branford Hall.
Health claims is a vital function for any healthcare facility where insurance is accepted. The healthcare industry relies on health claims specialists to keep accurate records, including patient treatment records, insurance information, payment plans, outstanding bills, and payments received.
As a health claims specialist, you will be trained in medical terminology, insurance forms, diagnostic codes, procedural codes, and procedures for processing medical claims. In this profession, you may work for a doctors’ office, hospital, extended care facility, diagnostic center, or insurance company.
The Health Claims Specialist program at Branford Hall helps prepare students for taking the Certified Professional Coder exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders. Certification demonstrates your commitment to your new career, and may provide you with better career opportunities.
A Day in the Life
As a health claims specialist, you will handle medical billing and coding responsibilities. In a typical day, you can expect to:
- Use a computer-based system to assign codes for reimbursement
- Process insurance claims and submit to insurance companies
- Check and re-submit any claims that have been rejected
- Organize health insurance claim forms
- Input data into patient databases
- Review patient bills and statements
- Manage Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Health Claims Specialist as a Career
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Sample Health Claims Specialist Courses
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