Medical Billing & Coding

Medical billing and coding professionals have different responsibilities, but share similar training requirements, salary, and work environment. They analyze health information, schedule hospital admissions, and are proficient in computer software and technology.

Medical coders are responsible for coding claims and medical information for reimbursement purposes from insurance companies. With a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, coders check medical record information, such as lab tests, doctor's notes, and imaging studies.

As more hospitals use electronic health boards and advance in medical technology, coders with certification will be favored by employers. There are several credentialing organizations, such as the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Board of Specialty Coding.

Medical billers submit insurance claims and are responsible for managing account payments. They are responsible for making sure that doctors and medical professionals are reimbursed and paid on time for their work. Billers do a number of tasks, including participating in staff meetings, payment processing, resolving patient billing inquiries, and preparing patient statements.

Medical Billers and Coders:

  • Have better employment opportunities if they are certified.
  • Submit insurance claims.
  • Perform administrative work.
  • Are proficient in coding systems and understanding medical invoices.
  • Familiar with different types of insurance plans.
  • Work in pleasant and comfortable offices.

All applicants for this job will be screened by Career Gate based on their experience and qualifications. If you are identified as a candidate that needs training/certification you may be provided with education opportunities through our partners. Career education may require fees for the registration and certification courses. Career gate does not guarantee job placement after training/certification completion.

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