Medical Biller Career
A medical biller career refers to the job responsibility where he is in charge of recording all the bills a patient owes to a medical facility like hospitals, clinics or nursing homes. He has to keep in records the patients’ details and type in all the expenses related to the patients’ medicines, food, stay, surgery, tests or any expenses. Before a patient is released from the hospital, he has to pay all the bills which have been tracked and followed by the medical biller.
He has to keep payment records, give receipts to the patient, makes any payment related arrangement and also collects any amount that has been due in the past.
How to become a medical biller career:
In order to become a medical biller you need to have very good accounting and organizational skills. One needs to be good with numbers, know how to operate computers or any other work related software and should be good in medical coding. You also need to have good communication skills since you will be interacting with patients.
Medical biller career courses, training, programs:
Most medical billers only have a high school degree but a college degree is always helpful in getting a job. You can also do a diploma or short-term course on medical coding and computer courses which will give the required training for this job.
Medical biller career schools/colleges, education:
There are many community colleges, online universities, junior colleges and proprietary colleges that offers these diplomas on subjects like health information management, medical office administration, medical building and insurance coding.
Top 4 colleges/universities:
Bryant & Stratton College
Ultimate Medical Academy
Medical biller career job opportunities, salaries/pay and recruitment:
The job outlook in this field is average as employment is expected to go up by 4%. The average annual salary at this post is $32,000.
Category: Medical Careers