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Health Claims Specialist as a Career

Types of Health Claims Specialist Jobs

As a health claims specialist, you might work for:

  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
  • Insurance companies
  • Medical billing companies
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Physicians’ offices and group practices
  • Government agencies

The Professional Setting

You will be working primarily in an office setting, working on specialized computer software programs to organize and manage patient health care information. Some health claims specialists can even work from home.

Job Outlook

Health Claims Specialists: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Outlook: Employment in medical coding, billing, and health claims is expected to grow much faster than the average. Job prospects should be very good. Technicians with a strong understanding of technology and computer software will be particularly desirable.

Employment change: From 2016 through 2026, employment of medical records, health claims, and health information technicians is expected to increase by 13 percent, faster than the average for all occupations. Health claims specialists with certification, experience, and coding expertise should experience the greatest job security. As our population continues to age, the number of medical tests, treatments, and procedures will increase, resulting in high employment growth in this field.

Earnings/Salary Data

The earnings of health claims specialists may vary, depending on their experience, skill level, and location. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more.  

Location: Geographic location may be a factor in health claims specialist salaries. For the latest information on salaries, visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics site.

Health Claims Specialist Resource Sites

Here are additional resources you can investigate to learn more:

American Health Information Management Association
233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5809
http://www.ahima.org/careersinhim/default.aspx

American Academy of Professional Coders
2480 South 3850 West, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84120
http://www.aapc.com

Practice Management Institute
9501 Console Dr., Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78229
http://www.pmimd.com

Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists
218 E. Bearss Ave., #354, Tampa, FL 33613
http://www.pahcs.org

National Cancer Registrars Association
1340 Braddock Place, Suite 203, Alexandria, VA 22314
http://www.ncra-usa.org