Medical billers assume a vital role in a medical office by overseeing the entire billing process. Let’s say you’re a doctor. You are trained to care for people and their health. Of course, you expect to be paid but it isn’t that easy. There are codes for each and every procedure that allow insurance companies to do their thing, and with the October 2013 implementation of the ICD-10 coding system, there will be that much more. These codes will help you get paid for your doctoring, and they are why medical billers and coders are so important to the health care field.
A patient’s records, insurance claims and payment accounts all utilize the medical billing and coding information that such specialists input. This information should also include an explanation of benefits (EOB) analysis and be kept confidential. All in all, these efforts help ensure that a patient’s bills, statements and records are organized and at the ready so that medical fees can be claimed from the insurance company.
For medical billing and coding specialists, this means one busy work day! But that is okay in the scheme of things, because the career path is on the increase and can be done at home or within an organization.