Medical Insurance Specialist

About Our Program

Does this describe you?

I am very interested in the healthcare field; however, I don’t want to provide direct patient care. I am very detail-oriented and like searching for facts. I also have a keen eye for finding information in reading material. I like looking up medical codes and procedures, and I feel satisfaction with obtaining all necessary information about a procedure or diagnosis, as well as obtaining maximum reimbursement for my employer. I prefer to work on a reimbursement case, while others around me are providing patient care. I would like to first obtain a certificate as a Medical Insurance Specialist. then, I may decide to move onto an associate degree in this area.

If this sounds like you, then you are the perfect candidate for the Medical Insurance Specialist (MIS) certificate.

The MIS program at HFC provides hands-on training by professionals that are working on a daily basis processing medical claims, chasing down insurance information, billing and coding on behalf of their employer, and bringing revenue from claims back to their employer.

Students have a choice of starting off with a certificate as a medical receptionist, then transition into a position as a medical insurance specialist. They can also decide to move directly into the MIS program, and foregoing the medical receptionist certificate.

Working as a medical insurance specialist will require basic clinical skills to understand medical terminology and code for different injuries, conditions, or diseases. Health insurance specialists must be skilled communicators with the interpersonal skills to interact with carrier representatives, patients, and physicians. Analytical skills are a must for health insurance specialists to check for any billing errors and make the necessary modifications. Being very detail-oriented with good organizational skills will help health insurance specialists file all essential insurance paperwork correctly. Health insurance specialists need the technical skills to work with electronic health records, coding software, email, and databases.

Interested in our Program?

  • $34,860 salary

    Median wages in southeast Michigan are $34,860 for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

  • 10% job growth

    Job growth for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians expected from 2014-24

  • Career Opportunities
    • Offices of Physicians, Dentists and other Health Care Professionals
    • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
    • Home Health Care Services
    • Ambulatory Health Care Services
    • Office of Insurance Company
  • Complete the CPC exam

    Students in the medical insurance specialist program will have the ability to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam administered by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) upon completion of the program if they so choose.

  • Experience from Leading Instructors in the Field

    Students learn the billing and coding process using real life scenarios from instructors working in the field.

Featured Courses


Lists the faculty associated with this program and their contact information.
Elizabeth Hoffman
FT Faculty - Medical Assistant
B.S., Central Michigan University--; M.A., Central Michigan University--