For health insurance underwriters, the stakes are high. Approve too many people, and you sink a company that could’ve provided coverage to many more. Approve too few people, and you’re withholding care from someone who needs and deserves it.
Day in the Life
The “Day in the Life” articles explore the certification and education requirements, daily responsibilities, and work environments of popular careers in healthcare administration.
With regulations constantly changing and new ones being introduced, it’s no surprise that over 30 percent of organizations increased their regulatory staff in 2017, according to an industry report, and over half of all organizations expect to hire additional staff in the coming year.
In many ways, a VA health administrator’s job is similar to any other healthcare administrator’s job, but the specific demographic being served in the VA necessitates a unique set of responsibilities, skills, and education.
The day-to-day life of a hospital administrator varies according to the specific environment in which one works. The administrator of a small rural hospital will have a considerably different experience than one who works for a large network.
Electronic health records (EHR) and other clinical software systems are the new industry standard in healthcare. However, plenty of clinics, hospitals, and private practices have yet to make the full migration. That’s where clinical application analysts come in.
A nursing home executive director, sometimes called a “nursing home administrator,” is responsible for maintaining all operations of a long-term care facility. This requires a delicate balance of business acumen and empathetic leadership.