Medical Insurance Specialist

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.

Interested in this program?

Why should I choose this 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.

What skills will I learn and improve?

  • Basic clinical skills
  • Understanding medical terminology
  • Interpersonal skills and communication
  • Technical abilities including coding software, database management and email

What are my career opportunities?

Median Salary

  • 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

Program features and benefits

  • Experience from leading instructors in the field

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

  • Complete the CPC exam

    You 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.

  • Flexible career transitions

    You may start off with a certificate as a medical receptionist, then transition into a position as a medical insurance specialist. You may also decide to move directly into the MIS program.


Lists the faculty associated with this program and their contact information.

Elizabeth Hoffman, M.A.
FT Faculty - Medical Assistant