What Does a Medical Insurance Biller and Coder Do?
Posted November 8, 2011on:
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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.