I learned about health care accounting working as an intern at Capital Living and Rehabilitation Centre. I now understand how keeping track of the residents’ coverage really affects the organization’s revenue. Each of the projects I worked on contributed to my overall understanding of the accounting cycle as applied to health care. I learned the importance of accuracy in reporting data both internally and externally. This internship experience started off as a temporary position. At the end of my internship experience the CFO asked me to join the staff in a part-time permanent position; I accepted the job. I can see that a good work-based opportunity may lead to an exciting career.
Scott Milkins, Accounting Supervisor at Capital Living and Rehabilitation Centres, Internship Supervisor:
Ms. Cole was very eager to learn. It was important for Arica to understand
workflow and how internal processes and procedures align with external
mandates. Erica ran weekly Medicare/Medicaid Billing and Cost Reports; she
learned how the reports are used by management, how to prepare schedules, and
the rules and regulations regarding health care billing for this facility.