Where The Future Is In Your Hands
At GMC the future is truly in your hands. After completing our Health Claims Examiner program, graduates are prepared for an entry level position in the field. You can change your future in as little as 9 months!
- Program Length: 36 Weeks
- Class Size: 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
- Retention Rate: 100% (Source: 2008-2015 Average)
- Job Placement Rate: 93.8% (Source: 2008-2015 Average)
- Morning & Evening Classes Available
- Diploma Awarded Upon Completion
- Hands-On Training
- Excellent Externship Program
- Free Uniforms & Backpacks
- Financial Aid Available!
Upon successful completion of the training program, graduates will:
- Be proficient in skills such as medical terminology, communications, coding, software and text utilization, organization and time management.
- Have knowledge of the differences in Commercial, HMO/PPO, Federal and State insurance plans, including eligibility and coverage, as well as reimbursement methodologies.
- Have knowledge of the legal and ethical responsibilities of an administrative medical specialist, including the HIPAA mandates, the rules for maintaining privacy of medical records and protected health information, and the types of consents and disclosures that are required in a medical office environment.
- Be able to perform tasks associated with the entire billing process, including scheduling and registration of patients; posting of accounting transactions; completion of insurance claim forms, and collections.
- Be able to perform the day-to-day tasks associated with medical coding, medical billing and completing insurance forms.
- Be able to effectively input patient information, run office reports, and process insurance claims using medical software.
Upon graduation, some of the occupations/job titles Health Claims Examiner program graduates qualify for include (but are not limited to):
- Health Claims Examiner
- Medical Biller
- Coding Specialist
- Medical Records Technician
- Health Information Technician
For a detailed job profile, please visit O*NET’s summary report for Health Claims Examiners here.
Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure
View this program’s Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure here.
Health Claims Examiners organize and manage health information data by ensuring that it maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.
- Review patients’ records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data
- Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
- Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
- Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis
- Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
- Maintain confidentiality of patients’ records
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of Health Claims Examiners, or Health Information Technicians, to grow 15% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The average work week is 5 days a week, 6-8 hours a day. Overtime may be applicable. A Medical Biller also has the opportunity to open up his/her own Medical Billing Company and work from home on his/her own time.
- Standing: N/A
- Sitting: 90% of workday
- Walking: N/A
- Lifting: 10 pounds maximum
- Carrying: 10 pounds maximum
- Reaching: No more than 1 foot
- Neck Movement: 20 degrees maximum
- Talking: Interaction with patients, employees or supervisor.
- Inside: 100%
- Temperature: Average climate for office, hospital or home setting.
- Hazards: Anticipated to be minimal
- Fax machine
- Labeling machine
Health Claims Examiners, or Health Information Technicians, enter data electronically to process transactions. They also review and verify patient information against insurance program specifications, follow up on balances due, and prepare invoices. A more detailed description can be found under the Health Claims Examiner Career Profile.
Our programs start a new class on the first Monday of March, the first Monday of July, and the first Monday of November, effective since January 2008.
Yes, all of our programs include an externship. Click here for more information.
Yes. See our Financial Aid page for more information.
Yes, we offer career counseling and planning services at GMC and are proud of our 94.8% institutional job placement rate.
Upon successful completion of the Health Claims Examiner program at GMC, graduates will receive a diploma.
The difference is often a preference or intention of use. Students may be advised to enroll in one or the other depending on what they intend to do with the specific education or skills gained.
A certificate program is usually shorter in length, probably a couple of months, after which a certificate is granted stating completion of the program. Certification programs focus more on a general idea of job skills as opposed to specialty skill development in healthcare areas. Certification programs often lack hands-on training or externships, which give students practical clinical experience and a chance to practice the skills defined in the classroom. In many states, certification programs may limit job placement opportunities and be a barrier in obtaining state licensure or national certification, depending on state and organization.
Diploma programs are longer in duration, ranging anywhere from months to years to complete. As a result, they also often cost more. A diploma will be awarded after the successful completion of the program as defined by specified grades or marks in the sequence of courses. Diploma programs tend to include more courses within the program of study, giving students the opportunity to gain knowledge in various areas of practice associated with their chosen field. Students who complete diploma programs tend to have many job opportunities available and may apply for a variety of job titles associated with their program. (Please refer to our programs page for detailed job titles). Diploma programs also give students hands-on training and externship opportunities and are often a better qualifying method when applying for state licensure or qualifying for a national certification