Are you interested in an office-based career in the health care industry? Are you detail-oriented and analytical? Have you ever considered a health claims career? Consider the Health Claims Specialist 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 doctor's office, hospital, extended care facility, diagnostic center, or insurance company.
The Health Claims Specialist program at Branford Hall helps prepare students for taking the Insurance and Coding exam offered by the National Center for Competency Testing. Certification demonstrates your commitment to your new career and may provide you with better career opportunities.
A Day in the Life of a Health Claims Specialist
In a health claims career, 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 submits 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)
Train Close to Home
The Health Claims Specialist program is available at the following campuses:
For more information about this, or any other program offerings, contact the campus nearest you. Our knowledgeable staff can help you on your career path.
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