U.S. Health Care Insurance: An Overview of Government Funded Programs and Key Terminology
Presenter: Gissel Nevarez-Grubbs
Cost: $15 CHIA Members / $25 Non-Members
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Health care is a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. Health care interpreters commonly assist patients and medical professionals in various settings within the health care system. A session regarding topics related health care coverage can be challenging and intimidating even for the most seasoned medical interpreters due to specialized jargon and topics specific to the managed health care system. This presentation aims to provide a practical summary of U.S. government funded insurances and review the most common terminology and discussions that health care interpreters may encounter in this field. Attendees will improve their understanding of the U.S. health care system; will be able to use resources and information provided to create specialized glossaries in their preferred language; and will gain confidence to handle interpreting sessions related to health care coverage. This presentation will be provided in English and is suitable for all levels of expertise.
Gissel Nevarez-Grubbs is a medical interpreter currently working at CHOC Children’s Hospital as an interpreter and translator for inpatient and outpatient services. She has a B.A. in Interpretation and Translation and is candidate for an M.A. in Spanish Literature from California State University of Long Beach. Gissel is a CHI™ Certified and has worked in health care for over 15 years. She has completed the L.A. Healthcare 40-hour Interpreter training, Children’s hospital of Phoenix Medical Interpreter Trainer training, C.H.I.A. Standards Trainer training and also works as a freelance interpreter and translator. When time permits, Gissel also volunteers with the Flying Samaritans as a medical interpreter and with The Voice of Love project.