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Associate of Applied Science

Medical Insurance Specialist

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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.

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Career Facts

  • 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.
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