Joseph Wamathai Alumni Career Profile

Alumni Career Profile: Joseph Wamathai

BS in Health Services Management, 2017
Current Title: Billing and Reimbursement Specialist
Current Employer: Express Scripts

Joseph spent several years working as a caregiver and wanted to transition into an administrative or management role. He first earned an associate degree from Ivy Tech and then transferred to IUPUI.

“The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (BSHSM)  program was a solid fit in terms of credit transfer, as well as my academic and professional goals.”

Joseph also met his academic advisor, one or two semesters before joining IUPUI. “She reviewed all my Ivy Tech credits and gave me a very realistic action plan.”

Through the BSHSM program, Joseph said he gained a good understanding of benefits and benefits structure, finance and accounting knowledge, root cause analyses, report writing, health IT, and HIPPA guidelines. All of which he uses in his career today.

I work in the finance department's escalations team. Our team deals with billing and reimbursement issues that cannot be resolved by front line team leads and supervisors.

This is the first position Joseph has held since graduating, and he hopes to move into a management position.

He plans to one day have a senior leadership role within a healthcare organization and become a professor.

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