What Does a Medical Billing Specialist Do?

Posted By:   Posted On: March 27th, 2017

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Desert Medical Careers works closely with Arizona medical billing specialists to help them find the best jobs possible. Because we work so closely with medical billers and the facilities that hire them, we are aware of many details about this lucrative healthcare career that many aren’t. So we thought we would answer the question we commonly hear from those thinking about entering the healthcare industry: What does a medical billing specialist do?

Where Do Medical Billing Specialists Work?

They work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, or other healthcare facilities.

What are their Job Duties?

A medical billing specialist 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. A medical biller obtains referrals and authorizations for procedures from medical insurance companies and verifies eligibility and benefits. They are also responsible for following up on unpaid claims and submitting appeals for denied claims.

If you would like to be placed in a medical billing job, contact Desert Medical Careers at (602) 468-6300.

Who does a Medical Billing Account Specialist Work With?

Although this is a relatively independent position, medical billers need to have good communication and customer service skills to execute their duties effectively. As a medical billing specialist, you will regularly communicate with physicians and other healthcare providers to clarify or obtain information. You may have to call insurance companies to get authorization for procedures or discuss unpaid claims. You should also feel comfortable calling patients to discuss their account status or fielding telephone inquiries from patients and insurance companies.

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.

If you would like to be placed in a medical billing job, contact Desert Medical Careers at (602) 468-6300.

Are You Looking for an Arizona Medical Billing Job?

Desert Medical Careers has a high demand for 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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