Medical billing/coding specialists typically works in hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. They are responsible for handling billing information and associating bills with patients, and working with physicians and other members of their facility. Some day-to-day responsibilities expected of medical billing/coding specialists include keeping up to date with codes and regulatory standards of the medical industry, assisting with audits, and entering and verifying demographics of patients into the system. They also review and verify codes of diagnosis and procedures that are performed in the facility and update patient information on the computer.
Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Tasks
Organize and verify patient records, bills, and statements.
Code patients' diagnoses and requests payment from insurance companies or individuals.
Record and process patient data including treatment records, insurance information, bills, and payments.
Set-up payment plans for patients.