If you are considering career training to becoming a medical biller, here’s some good information about the billing job description.
SUMMARY OF BILLING OCCUPATIONAL EXPECTATIONS:
A Medical Biller performs a variety of fairly simple to very complex clerical and accounting functions for patient billing, including verification of invoice information, maintenance of third party billing records, and resolution of a variety of problems. Follows up on submitted claims and patient billing; resubmits claims or resolves problems. May handle cash items and accounts receivable posting. May prepare accounting reports for a practice.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Processes billings to patients and third party reimbursement claims; maintains supporting documentation files and current patient addresses.
- Processes patient statements, keys data, posts transactions, and verifies accuracy of input to reports generated.
- Researches and responds by telephone and in writing to patient inquiries regarding billing issues and problems.
- Follows up on submitted claims; monitors unpaid claims, initiates tracers; resubmits claims as necessary.
- May receive and receipt cash items and third party reimbursements; posts and reconciles payments to patient ledgers.
- Balances daily batches and reports; prepares income reports and statistics; distributes reports.
- Maintains patient demographic information and data collection systems.
- Participates in development of organization procedures and update of forms and manuals.
- Performs a variety of general clerical duties, including telephone reception, mail distribution, and other routine functions.
- May assist in preparing documentation and responses for legal inquiries, litigation, and court appearances.
- Ensures strict confidentiality of financial records.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Records maintenance skills.
- Knowledge of medical insurance claims procedures and documentation.
- Knowledge of medical billing procedures.
- Basic data entry and/or word processing skills.
- Ability to verify data input and correct errors.
- Ability to interact and communicate with people over the telephone, often in stressful situations.
- Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
The work culture is usually within the framework of an office setup. More often than not, the personnel do not work in close proximity to locations where patients are seen and treated but are in separate areas in the hospital or large clinics. They usually work during the day, from Monday to Friday.
A good combination of skills is the Medical Billing and Coding Training Course. Coding adds a knowledge and skill level that enhances opportunity, particularly in smaller provider settings where fewer staff members are required to operate various parts of the office functions.
Here is the course purchase link: Billing Purchase: