Medical Insurance & Health Records Administrator Program Details
The Medical Insurance & Health Records Administrator program covers the same material taught in the Medical Billing & Coding program. The course material for Medical Insurance & Health Records, however, will be taught at a faster pace and will only be offered on Saturdays. Students will be trained to work as healthcare administrators who specialize in a variety of skills including medical billing, medical coding, electronic health records management, medical law and ethics, medical insurance, and HIPAA compliance.
The coding aspect of this program will focus on the ICD-10 code set, which is currently being used in the healthcare field. This program includes a combined 150 hours of didactic lectures and in-school clinical hours. An optional clinical internship is available to students upon request. Internship hours are only available on weekdays during morning and afternoon hours.
If you are looking for an administrative role within the healthcare environment and are interested in a field with excellent job growth, then this might be the right career for you. Typically graduates of this program do not work directly with patients. Instead they will work closely with doctors and other medical staff to ensure the quality and accuracy of a patient's medical records, among other things.
The Medical Insurance & Health Records program does not include a mandatory clinical internship in its curriculum. However, students who are available on weekdays can request an 80-hour internship at no additional cost. They must be prepared to complete their internship during normal business hours (Monday through Friday).
Students who request an internship will be placed at a clinical site by the AIMS Internship Department. The internship is designed to provide practical training in a real work environment; students will have a mentor who trains and guides them. Students are not permitted to begin the internship until all required classroom and lab hours are completed.
AIMS Education has clinical affiliations with numerous healthcare facilities throughout New Jersey and the surrounding areas. Students will be placed at one or more of these affiliated sites and must complete their clinical hours based on the schedule provided by the school. Internship schedules are based on the availability of clinical sites.
After successfully completing the program, students will receive a Medical Insurance & Health Records Administrator certificate. Graduates of the program will have a variety of job opportunities available to them in the healthcare field.
Some of the more common positions that our graduates may be qualified for include medical biller, medical coder, billing and coding specialist, electronic health records specialist, medical records and health information technician, insurance and coding specialist, health information administrator, and health information technician.
Certification / Registry Exam Eligibility
Medical Insurance & Health Records graduates will be eligible to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist examination offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and the Insurance & Coding Specialist examination from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Graduates who pass the exams can earn the CBCS (NHA) or NCICS (NCCT) credentials.
Eligibility requirements for the CBCS and NCICS credentials are solely determined by NHA and NCCT, and are subject to change at any time. NHA and NCCT are independent organizations. AIMS does not guarantee certification/registry exam eligibility.