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Billing Clerk

A billing clerk is responsible for keeping track of, and compiling the balances and amounts owed to various medical providers. The billing clerk uses data provided to them by medical coders, and submits claims to insurance providers prior to billing patients. They also record journal entries, communicate billing adjustments to patients, and perform other clerical duties.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with insurance providers, healthcare providers, and patients to ensure that all claims are processed accurately
  • Submit claims to insurance providers using data provided by medical coders
  • Review and appeal denied or unpaid insurance claims
  • Verify patient insurance coverage and answer any subsequent billing concerns
  • Collect outstanding balances or debts from patients
  • Manage receivables and Medicare bad-debt reports

Skills and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required, with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • At least one year of experience in working with billing and account receivables reports
  • Working knowledge of CPT and ICD 9 codes preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of office applications