Certified Medical Biller Salary
Women make up the vast majority of Certified Medical Billers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.34 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Certified Medical Billers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and one-half claim dental coverage as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$22,060 - $59,493|
|Total Pay (||$24,279 - $43,845|
|Hourly Rate||$11.81 - $20.21|
|Overtime||$8.51 - $32.75|
|Total Pay (||$24,279 - $43,845|
Job Description for Certified Medical Biller
Certified medical billers work primarily for healthcare providers, such as hospitals, medical clinics, and doctors’ offices. Candidates must have strong knowledge of coding and billing related to in- and out-patient medical fees, dental billing, mental health services, and so on, as well as a high school diploma or GED and knowledge of medical/dental codes, such as ICD-9/10 & CPT.Read More...
Certified medical billers must be comfortable working in office environments, and employers often require that candidates have prior work experience in coding. They may be required to follow up with insurance companies or patients related to pending payments and must be proficient with computer programs relevant to processing and coding. They may be required to analyze accounts receivable and develop reports to be submitted to their supervisors, and good computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) are also important.
Those in this position must be able to work independently with minimal or no supervision, as well as in a team environment. Interpersonal and customer service skills are important in this position, as are communication skills to interact directly with patients and set up payment plans. They may also be required to attend additional classes or workshops to stay up-to-date.
Certified Medical Biller Tasks
- Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
- Review and retain medical records in order to compute fees and charges due.
- Prepare bills or invoices, and record amount due for medical procedures and services.
- Contact patients in order to obtain or relay account information.
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Popular Skills for Certified Medical Biller
Certified Medical Billers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in bill collections, Accounts Receivable, Medicare, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 5 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Billing. Most people familiar with Accounts Receivable also know Collections.
Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medical Biller
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $30K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $32K. Certified Medical Billers bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Certified Medical Billers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $41K.
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