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Medical Insurance Specialist

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Medical Insurance Specialist

The Medical Insurance Specialist Program at Apollo Career Center is a full-time certificate program. The goal of the program is to prepare students for entry-level positions in a wide variety of healthcare settings such as physician's offices, clinics, insurance companies, and various other health oriented companies.

Duties of Medical Insurance Specialist include, but are not limited to:

"Ask five medical coders to describe their work days, and you are likely to get five very different answers. Ask what each coder does, and you'll find that he or she wear many hats. Coder work responsibilities vary considerably, from managing the entire business for a single practitioner in a rural locale, to billing radiology for eight hours in a large metropolitan clinic, to auditing claims for a nationwide payer organization. Medical coders work in IT environments ranging from totally automated systems using electronic medical records equipped with computer assisted coding, to practices that haven't begun the transition to filing claims electronically." (www.aapc.com)

Admission Requirements

Graduation A certificate is granted from Apollo Career Center upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are eligible for the voluntary national certification exam to earn the Certified Medical Assistant® (CMA) credential.

Job Opportunities
Job prospects should be very good. In addition to job growth, numerous openings will result from the need to replace medical record and health information technicians who retire or leave the occupation permanently. Technicians that demonstrate a strong understanding of technology and computer software will be in particularly high demand (www.bls.gov)

Medical Coding Salary

How much do coders really earn? What specialties, certifications, locations, education and other factors influence compensation? What should you expect when accepting or offering a job opportunity? The AAPC's annual medical coding salary survey answers all of these questions and helps both employers and employees gain a better understanding of the financial climate surrounding the medical coding profession. (www.aapc.com)



American Academy of Professional Coders http://www.aapc.com

Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov