Understanding Health Insurance



In this lesson the student will be exposed to and given the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of a patient encounter form, a health and physical (H & P) form, a patient history form, and various insurance forms.

The Life Cycle of an Insurance Reimbursement

1 block period
120 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology
Grade Levels
  • 11
  • 12
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (6)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • At the completion of this lesson the student will demonstrate their ability to comprehend the standard medical terminology used.
  • Understand and be aware of the interaction of the patient's account directly impacting that patient's relationship to the doctor and his practice specifically based upon the insurance reimbursement
  • Learn and understand how to process a standard insurance form and expedite payment of a patients account.

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