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Medical Billing and Coding / Health Claims Specialist Program

medical billing and coding school

Are you looking for a career in the field of health care? Would you prefer working in an office instead of working directly with patients? If so, you may want to consider becoming a health claims specialist. Health claims specialists are office-based professionals who are responsible for processing health insurance claims.

Health claims specialists (also called medical billers and coders) play an important role in any medical office that accepts insurance. They are responsible for the medical billing and coding procedures that are required in the healthcare and insurance industries. Health claims specialists are expected to be detail-oriented, so that they can maintain accurate records on insurance claims, payment plans, late bills, and payments received.

At Seacoast, our program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to begin a career in medical billing and coding. Our training will cover all the major insurance forms, diagnostic codes, and procedural codes needed for processing insurance claims.

If you are interested in being part of the healthcare industry, becoming a health claims specialist may be the career for you.

Career Description: Health Claims Specialist
Learn more about the job responsibilities, employment outlook, and earning potential for health claims specialists.

Sample Courses: Health Claims Specialist
Coursework at Seacoast is a hands-on experience. Take a look at some of the courses that will help prepare you for your new career.

Career Services: Health Claims Specialist
At Seacoast, we want you to succeed after graduation. Read about how our Career Services department helps you plan your career.

Our Graduates Say It Best

Andrea Goodrich - Health Claims Specialist

Graduate: Andrea Goodrich
Program: Health Claims Specialist
Campus: Seacoast/Manchester, NH

“The school atmosphere was comfortable and inviting, and the staff at Seacoast was very encouraging.”

“After working in series of dead-end jobs, I knew I needed a career where I could earn more pay and have opportunities to move up,” said Andrea Goodrich. “When I got laid off from my temp job, I looked online and started researching better careers that would offer me stability,” Andrea remembers. When she read about medical billing and coding, she had found what she was looking for. “Even if the economy is bad, people with training in the medical field will always be needed.”

Andrea discovered Seacoast Career Schools, and decided to enroll in the Health Claims Specialist program at the Manchester, NH campus. “It felt great to know that I was working toward a new career, and it was nice to be working with other people who had the same goal,” Andrea says of her classmates. “The school atmosphere was comfortable and inviting, and the staff at Seacoast was very encouraging,” Andrea recalls.

Toward the end of her training, Andrea was assigned to an externship at Silverman & Associates, a mental health practice. She was working in an office alongside psychologists, therapists, and social workers. The practice was so happy with her work that they offered her a full-time position, and she accepted.

Andrea completed her program at Seacoast in just nine months and graduated with a full-time job in her new field. Andrea described her job, “When I began, the practice did not even have a billing department—they used a separate billing agency. Once they hired me, I had to create the billing department from the ground up. I ran the whole department, and handled the billing for five doctors,” Andrea explained. “This was a big change from having a temp job!”

Andrea now feels secure in her career, and doesn’t worry about being laid off. “Medical billing is a stable field, because healthcare professionals will always need medical billers in order to get paid for their services. Even if the job market is unstable, I believe I will have opportunities,” says Andrea.

What Andrea says about Seacoast: “I am so happy that I chose Seacoast Career Schools to further my education. The school was so supportive, and medical billing and coding is a great career path.”