Associate Degree in Health Care Insurance Specialist

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  • Course description
    Program Highlights SJVC’s Health Care Insurance Specialist program prepares you to process health claims, provide insurance coding, keep patient records and manage a medical office, using a variety of health care insurance principles and computer applications. Training includes specialized courses in the international classification of diseases, current procedural terminology and legal issues in health insurance.

    • Medical office procedures
    • Medical insurance principles
    • Medical terminology
    • ICD-9-CM & CPT coding

    An externship program allows students to participate in real-world work experience under the direction of a medical office manager or director.

    Career Opportunities Well-trained health care insurance specialists are needed in a variety of health care, laboratory, insurance and billing service settings. You can expect to work in such positions as:
    • Medical billing specialist
    • Patient account representative
    • Health claims examiner
    • Insurance coder

    Certifications Earned Graduates earn an Associate of Science degree and are eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, given by the American Academy of Professional Coders for national certification and credentialing. Graduates also earn Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Certification.

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