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What Does a Medical Insurance Biller and Coder Do?

Posted on: November 8, 2011

Medical insurance billing is a valued profession in the health care field, but isn’t always understood. Here’s a quick look at what the job entails.

A medical insurance biller and coder’s job includes:

  • Recording patient data — birth date, insurance information, medical reason for appointment(s)
  • “Coding” a patient’s diagnosis — there’s a code for nearly every illness or ailment that all insurance companies use
  • Verifying insurance — making sure the patient’s insurance is current and covers their appointment
  • Keeping track of patient accounts — has the insurance company paid? Does the patient need to pay part of it?

This job is a good fit for people who are detail-oriented and like working with a clear process. To learn more about our Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program and the benefits of an Everest education, visit Everest.

Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

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