Associate of Applied Science
Medical Insurance Specialist
As a Medical Insurance Specialist, you are responsible for health insurance billing and payments, and ensure that processes and procedures are properly followed.
In this program, you will:
- Identify the major sources of health insurance and the rules and policies that affect billing and payment.
- Learn how to interpret diagnostic and procedure codes and process claims in outpatient, inpatient, and ambulatory care settings.
- Manage accounts receivable to maximize reimbursement.
- Be prepared to take the national certification examination.
This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.
- The average annual wage for people who specialize in medical records and health information is $32,960.
- Employment in this field is growing much faster than the average — it’s expected to increase by 20% through 2018.
- Medical Insurance Specialists work in doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, public health agencies, and private health care associations.