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Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding

medical billing and coding schools, health claims specialist with filesCan you picture yourself in an office job in the medical industry? Are you interested in medical billing and coding? If so, the Health Claims Specialist program (also referred to as medical billing and coding) at the Salter School may be a good choice for you.

Health claims specialists play a critical role in the healthcare system. They are responsible for processing insurance claims and ensuring that healthcare providers get paid for their services. Health claims specialists are called on to maintain patients’ insurance information, code patient treatments for insurance purposes, and manage patients’ payment records.

The Health Claims Specialist program at Salter will prepare you with the skills you need to enter this important field. No prior experience is required. With our program, you will gain the necessary background in insurance forms, procedural codes, diagnostic codes, and medical claims. As a Salter graduate, you will be ready to start a fulfilling career.

Health Claims Specialist: Career Description
Find out about the day-to-day responsibilities of health claims specialists, as well as the job outlook, salary potential, and certification exams for this rewarding career field.

Health Claims Specialist: Sample Classes
The classes you will take at Salter are practical, hands-on courses that help you develop your skills and knowledge.

Health Claims Specialist: Career Services
After you finish your training, we want to help you get started in your new career. Find out how Salter’s Career Services department is here to help you.

Christine Gauvin - Health Claims Specialist

Christine Gauvin

Health Claims Specialist

Fall River, MA

What Our Graduates Are Saying

“My education at Salter got me started in a career I love."

After a car accident that left her with two broken wrists, Christine Gauvin used her recovery period to reflect on her life. “It was time for a new path for me, and I wanted a new career,” Christine remembers.

Part of Christine’s recovery involved dealing with medical bills and insurance issues. She had some negative experiences where she felt she was not treated with compassion. “I wanted a career where I could make a difference in someone’s life and help them through a difficult medical issue like the one I had just faced,” says Christine. “This is why I looked into becoming a health claims specialist.”

Looking for a fast-paced career-focused program, Christine decided to enroll in the Health Claims Specialist program at the Fall River campus of the Salter School. She did exceptionally well. She was even selected to be a Student Ambassador to help new students get comfortable with the school. “I was honored by the opportunity to share my experiences with other students.”

Toward the end of the program, Christine completed her externship with the Overlook Visiting Nurse Association. The organization was so pleased with Christine’s performance that they offered her a job. “My externship site offered me a job where I loved to go each and every day,” said Christine. “As a health claims specialist, I now have a career with unlimited potential. My career skills are transferable to anywhere I want to live, and I am excited about my future.”

What Christine says about the Salter School: “My education at Salter got me started in a career I love. The advice I would offer is: No matter how long it’s been since you were in school, you can do it!”