A Day In The Life of a Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
If you have decided to pursue a career as a Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist you will have many opportunities available to you. You may decide to work in a small practice with a small group of providers. You could also work in a specialty practice and play a part in making a difference for someone battling diseases like cancer or chronic illnesses like asthma or diabetes. You may even choose to work in a large setting like a hospital. Whether you choose to specialize in one specific thing or multi task across a variety of patient types, your day is sure to be rewarding and fast paced.
Some of the responsibilities you may encounter during your work day include: posting insurance payments, working denials, working AR reports, collections, coding and auditing physicians charts, entering daily charges, posting payments received, transmitting electronic claims to a clearinghouse, answering patients questions regarding bills, verifying insurance coverage, entering patient demographics, obtaining referrals and pre-certification, answering phones, submitting the claims, internal auditing, and many other tasks.
You could also specialize in one specific area such as Medicare, Medicaid, or a private insurance company and do the coding and submitting of claims. You can work for the third party payer directly processing the claims.
If you are a highly organized individual who enjoys attention to detail, this is the career for you. The Allen School of Health Sciences is ready to help you achieve you career goals. Give us a call today at 877-591-8753 or visit our website at www.allenschool.edu