Every time, a doctor, dentist, nurse, or another healthcare professional sees a patient, they provide a service that must be billed for. The service provider will inform a medical coder of what service was provided to the patient. Once the coder receives this information, they will code the service using industry guidelines. Next, a medical biller will step in.
Medical billers play a vital role in the healthcare industry. They are responsible for interpreting medical codes and submitting bills to insurance companies and patients for medical services that have been performed.
The main role of a medical biller is to ensure that the billing of services is properly handled and that the correct individual or company is paid or billed. Some of the most common daily tasks of medical billers include:
- Preparing, reviewing, and transmitting claims using special software programs
- Updating spreadsheets
- Running collection reports
- Following up on unpaid claims
- Reading and interpreting Explanation of Benefits or EOB
- Responding to inquiries by insurance companies
In order to become a medical biller, individuals must complete an extensive certification program. The program will familiarize them with medical terminology and medical insurance codes so that they can gain the knowledge they need to enjoy a successful medical billing career.
Medical billers should be detail oriented, possess some customer service experience, and have exceptional communication skills. In addition, they should feel comfortable communicating on the phone on a regular basis and spending the majority of their time sitting at a desk.
Why Outsource Medical Billing to Applied Medical Systems
An in-house medical billing team can be expensive and difficult to manage. Fortunately, Applied Medical Systems offers dependable, technology driven medical billing services to allow healthcare practices of all shapes and sizes to improve their efficiency, compliance, and profitability.
Our team of highly skilled medical billers have the experience and resources necessary to submit clean claims, collect online patient payments and reduce or even completely eliminate denials. By trusting us with medical billing, healthcare organizations can save time, money, and plenty of headaches. In addition, healthcare professionals can spend their time and energy on what matters most: keeping patients healthy.
They won’t have to wonder whether they have been properly paid for their work or hope that their medical billers are filling up with denials and other billing issues. Applied Medical Systems can give them the peace of mind they deserve.
Contact Applied Medical Systems
For more information on our medical billing services, we encourage you to contact us today. We look forward to sharing further details on how our medical billers can revolutionize your practice.