What are the Requirements to Become a Medical Biller?
by Steven Brownlee
Urgent - what are the requirements for becoming a medical biller?
There are no real concrete minimum defined educational or government mandated requirements to be considered a medical biller. In a nutshell however to perform the tasks of a medical biller requires an understanding of the insurance claim process, familiarity with diagnosis codes, and how to interpret the insurance payment information.
In other words to be considered a competent and effective medical billing specialist requires knowledge and skills obtained through training or experience - or in most cases a combination of both. A good medical billing specialist training or certificate program can take anywhere from 6 to 9 months to complete. Most local vocational or community colleges have programs for medical billing and coding.
Medical coding is a little different - there are several levels of certification which denote a coders knowledge and level of competence.
Hope this answers your question - thanks!
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Mar 31, 18 09:47 AM
Besides networking .. visiting their offices, how else can you attract their business? When you close the collections month, how do you bill the physicians?
Mar 31, 18 09:36 AM
I have a potential client that is requested claim scrubbing resolutions (only corrections on claims submission errors) and insurance verification on the
Mar 31, 18 09:28 AM
The provider that I bill for just advised that he has a new tax ID. What is the process for this change? Would every insurance company need to be contacted?
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