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Description

Medical Billing is a significant area in the health care industry due to its importance in the financial success. Professionals working on this sector are Medical Billers and they are required to collect payments for the rendered medical services. They have expert knowledge in dealing with processing procedures, insurance claims, Medicaid and Medicare rules, patient privacy law and rights, debt collection law, and social security disability rules.

Medical Billing professionals usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Filling the claim forms.
• Reviewing files.
• Calculating patient charges.
• Collecting data on behalf of the doctors.
• Handling confidential patient files.

Skills

• Being trustworthy and reliable.
• Having organizational skills.
• Being responsible.
• Having good communication skills.
• Being self motivated and proactive.
• Having good knowledge of accounts.
• Having high attention to details.
• Having service orientation.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Having IT skills.

Education

Medical Billing jobs demand applicants having a Bachelor´s or Master´s degree in Life Sciences or Accounts. Professionals who want to have better job opportunities are also encouraged to have a MBA in Hospital Administration. Many employers in this area require candidates having at least five years of previous experience in health care administration. There are few cases of professionals who started working in lower level positions and then reached Medical Billing jobs by gaining suitable knowledge, skills and experience for that job. A recommendation for applicants for this area is also having knowledge about Medisoft, Medicare, Meditech, and Medicaid.

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