Medical billing specialists are in high demand in Arizona and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that demand is only going to increase. With a projected employment growth rate more than double the national average across all occupations, there is no better time to begin a career in the field of medical billing.
Medical Billing Job Outlook
As the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement and the American health care system becomes increasingly dependent on digital forms of data, the demand for trained medical billing specialists is rapidly increasing. The BLS projects that medical records and health information technicians, including medical billing specialists, will enjoy a job growth rate of 15% between 2014 and 2024. This is especially promising when compared to the 6.5% overall growth rate for jobs in the United States.
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Medical Billing Salaries
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $41,460 with an hourly mean wage of $19.93 in 2016. Arizona was right on track with an annual mean wage of $41,030 and an hourly mean wage of $19.72. The Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale metro area was one of the areas in the United States with the highest employment level for this profession, with 4,070 people employed as Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.
What does a Medical Billing Specialist Do?
A medical billing specialist works in a doctor’s office, hospital, or healthcare facility and is responsible for assembling and reviewing all of the data concerning a bill, creating and submitting a claim based on the codes a medical coder provides, and ensuring that the billing of services is handled correctly. In this profession, you will review patient bills for accuracy and completeness and prepare and transmit claims using billing software.
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If you would like to be placed in a medical billing job, contact Desert Medical Careers at (602) 468-6300.
What Qualifications Are Required?
A medical biller must be familiar with medical terminology and insurance codes. Certification is not required, but it significantly increases your potential income and more and more employers are looking to hire billers who have completed a formal training program because a more knowledgeable billing specialist means increased revenue and more timely reimbursement for the facility. There are many places to get trained for a medical billing job. We recommend going through the AAPC’s Online Course. You can complete the training in your home on your schedule.
Are You Looking for an on-site Medical Billing or Remote Medical Billing Job?
Desert Medical Careers has a high demand for medical billing and remote medical billing jobs throughout the United States. We place full-time and part-time healthcare positions. With over 20 years’ experience working with healthcare employees, DMC is an expert at matching healthcare workers with their ideal work environment. Contact DMC today at (602) 468-6300.
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