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Stake Your Claim on a Healthy Career

If you are interested in a more in-depth program to take you beyond a billing certificate program, the ABA in Heath Insurance Claims Management may be the perfect fit for you. This challenging degree prepares you for entry-level health care financial management positions. And at Davenport, you can choose in classroom or distance learning with online courses – or combine the two.

You’ll enjoy this field if you are interested in using knowledge of health care and financial management as part of your daily responsibilities. It’s also a good fit if you are:

  • Results- and service-oriented
  • Analytical thinker
  • Team player
  • Strong communicator

In this competitive field, increasing your value to prospective employers can give you an advantage over other candidates. Davenport designs its curriculum around industry needs as identified by leading employers. You'll stand out as a sought-after candidate, thanks to the real-world education Davenport provides and employers prefer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010 data cites median salary for positions of financial related (including healthcare) analyst, examiners, auditors and first-line office supervisors ranging from $47,000/yr. to $68,000/yr.

Why Davenport?

  • The national reputation of Davenport’s curriculum and instructors
  • A broad range of organizations across Michigan and the nation regularly hire DU graduates

In-Demand Careers

With an ABA HICM, you can pursue a career in positions that include:

  • Auditor
  • Claims examiner
  • Compliance officer
  • Physician practice manager
  • Revenue cycle manager
  • Supervisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Patient account representative

This degree, in combination with earned industry experience after graduation, will help you be prepared for Healthcare Financial Management Association(HFMA) certifications, including:

  • Certified Healthcare Financial Professional(CHFP)
  • Certified Revenue Cycle Representative(CRCR)

The DU Advantage

  • Courses for this degree available online and in classroom
  • High quality coursework
  • 11 campuses statewide
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Specializing in careers of the future
  • Practical, in-field experiences

Talk to a DU advisor at your campus about creating a flexible schedule that works for you.

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Full Curriculum

ASSOCIATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  •  65 CREDITS  •  HICM ABA

The Health Insurance Claims Management program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the challenges of health care revenue cycle management including insurance reimbursement and accounts receivable management. A strong emphasis on clinical background is required to analyze the content of medical records for optimal reimbursement.

 

**Which class should I take? When should I take it?  Please click here for a recommended program sequence.

Foundations of Excellence 26 cr.
BIOL115 Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease I 4 cr.
BIOL116 Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease II 4 cr.
BIOL131 Introduction To Human Disease 3 cr.
COMM120 Presentation Techniques 3 cr.
ENGL109 Composition 3 cr.
ENGL110 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
MATH125 Intermediate Algebra 3 cr.
SOSC201 Diversity in Society 3 cr.
Foundations of Health Professions 9 cr.
CISP112 Applied Information Technology 3 cr.
HLTH101 Introduction to Health Careers 3 cr.
HLTH110 Medical Terminology 3 cr.
Major 30 cr.
ACCT201 Accounting Foundations I 4 cr.
HINT110 Health Record Content 3 cr.
HINT211 Health Care Management Foundations 3 cr.
HINT221 ICD Coding 4 cr.
HINT222 Procedural CPT/HCPCS Coding 3 cr.
HINT250 Introduction to Reimbursement Systems 3 cr.
HINT251 Health Care Reimbursement Applications 3 cr.
HINT296 Claims Management Practicum 4 cr.
HLTH230 Health Care Law and Ethics 3 cr.