Medical billers are responsible for managing patient medical records and processing insurance claims to ensure accurate and timely reimbursement for medical services rendered. In New York, the job description of a medical biller typically includes the following responsibilities:
- Collecting and verifying patient information, including insurance details and medical history
- Preparing and submitting insurance claims to healthcare payers
- Following up on unpaid claims and resubmitting claims as necessary
- Reviewing and appealing denied claims
- Communicating with patients and insurance companies to resolve billing issues
- Maintaining patient billing records and ensuring confidentiality of patient information
- Staying up-to-date with changes in healthcare regulations and coding requirements
- Working closely with healthcare providers, such as physicians and nurses, to ensure accurate billing and coding
- Performing other administrative duties as needed, such as answering phones and scheduling appointments.
To be successful in a medical billing job in New York, candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and knowledge of medical terminology and coding. Additionally, familiarity with electronic health records (EHRs) and experience with medical billing software may be required. Some employers may also require certification in medical billing and coding.