Course AvailabilityOnline: $165
Online classes are available for 90 days, from the time of purchase.
Just about any health care professional who comes in contact with patients on a regular basis needs a solid understanding of health insurance. If you are looking to enter the health care profession for the first time, prospective employers will expect you to be able to demonstrate your knowledge of essential health insurance concepts. Vista College, a leading nationwide provider of affordable continuing education programs, makes it easy to get the proper training necessary to master health insurance fundamentals, and you won’t have to set foot inside a classroom.
Our Program Can Help You Become a Patient Access Specialist
The online Health Insurance I program will introduce you to the complex world of health insurance and provide a solid educational foundation that can help you begin a career as a patient access specialist. The PAS fills an important role in a hospital setting by helping patients navigate the admissions process, including the handling of health insurance issues.
Key Aspects of the Health Insurance I Course
Our 23-hour Health Insurance I course will guide you through all relevant insurance concepts that anyone who is new to the health care field will need to understand. Your training will center on key topics such as health care reform, patient access and billing, and diagnostic coding. By the time you complete the course, you will be able to identify the different types of managed care plans available in the U.S. today, including point of service plans (POS), health maintenance organizations (HMO) and preferred provider organizations (PPO). You will also be able to describe the skills and requirements for gaining employment as a PAS.
The Value of PAS Certification
The Health Insurance I course is part of the five-course bundle that can lead to PAS certification. Upon successful completion of the entire program, you will be prepared to sit for and pass the Certified Healthcare Access Associate exam administered by the National Association of Healthcare Access Management. The CHAA credential is coveted by health care employers, as it validates your expertise and demonstrates that you have the skills required for the PAS role. Certification is a must for anyone who is committed to pursuing a career as a PAS.
Transform Your Web-Enabled Computer Into a Valuable Career Asset
You can access the Health Insurance I course materials around the clock from wherever you have Internet access, which can make your computer one of the most valuables assets to your career success. All of our online programs are easy to follow and allow you to control the pace of your learning experience. Studying in our virtual classroom eliminates the hassle of traveling to a brick-and-mortar facility, as well as the pressure that often accompanies attending in-person classes. You also have the luxury to repeat lessons and assignments as many times as you wish until you are completely confident in your mastery of the materials.