What does a Medical Billing Specialist Do?
Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system.
- Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
- Review records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulations.
- Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel.
- Release information to persons or agencies according to regulations.
- Plan, develop, maintain, or operate a variety of health record indexes or storage and retrieval systems to collect, classify, store, or analyze information.
- Enter data, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, or treatment into computer.
- Compile and maintain patients’ medical records to document condition and treatment and to provide data for research or cost control and care improvement efforts.
- Process and prepare business or government forms.
- Process patient admission or discharge documents,using appropriate computer software (MEDISOFT).
Why Get Certified?
Certification can lead to better visibility, opportunities and jobs. In today’s increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are everything. Sure you may have the skills to do the job, but how do you convince potential clients or employers? Certification! Certification may open doors you don’t expect. Certification is likely to increase self-esteem as well as job potential and income.
What opportunities will you have as a Certified Medical Billing Specialist?
The primary goal of the Medical Billing Specialist Course is to train students in the fundamental aspects of the industry, including understanding diseases and their impact on the body, diagnostics, treatments, procedures, anatomy and medical terminology. Through this short course, students become familiar with the contents of medical records and the industry-accepted processes for creating and indexing codes.