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Have You Ever Thought Of Medical Billing As A Career?

Have You Ever Thought Of Medical Billing As A Career?

Have You Ever Thought Of Medical Billing As A Career?

If you’re looking for a change in your career or you want to jump back into the workforce with some training that will benefit you, becoming a Medical Billing Specialist is a fantastic way to accomplish your goals.

As of 2004, The American Medical Association estimates that there are 1.2 million medical billing specialist in the workforce today, and more jobs are expected as the population continues to age.

The most wonderful part of being a medical billing specialist is that you can work in a doctor’s office, a clinic or work with a company that handles medical billing for several different physicians and specialities, called outsourcing.

A medical biller is responsible for making sure the coding charges generated by the doctor’s office are correct and properly documented and when the medical billing is submitted to the Insurance companies for reimbursement, a check is issued along with an Explanation of Benefits (EOB).

Attention to detail and absolute accuracy is mandatory in this field. If you’re the kind of person that likes a puzzle and will balance their check book until it’s down to the penny accurate, this is the field for you.

Each case is individual, you might be doing 10 patients in a row for a physician that specializes in a narrow field such as podiatry, and yet the medical billing will most likely be different for each and every coding claim that you look at.

Most physicians not only want you to handle their medical billing, they will want you to handle their collections as well and watch their A/R for accounts that are getting old so you can track reimbursements. Most reimbursements will happen within about 2 weeks and some even sooner.

You will need to take some courses to learn the skills to make it as a medical billing specialist. Most courses are offered through local training schools and some even offer on-line training. Look at all your options to find the best fit for your budget and schedule. Look into becoming certified, it is not mandatory for many levels of medical billing, but it will certainly raise your worth in the industry.

You will enjoy a career in Medical Billing, look into it today!

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