The position of billing clerk requires a dedicated financial professional who cares about protecting revenue streams. Highly organized and analytical, a non-clinical billing clerk is responsible for preparing and reviewing charges for non-patient accounts, which may include food distribution vendors, equipment and material suppliers, and contractors or agencies who help staff clinics.
- Processing and closing invoices
- Collecting data to calculate bills
- Reviewing numbers to ensure billing accuracy
- Discovering any charge inconsistencies
- Printing and mailing final invoices
- Using basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite to enter data
Qualifications and Skills
Non-clinical billing clerks must take care of invoices on a timely basis; therefore, tech-savvy skills will be necessary to help enter and update vendor information in accounting databases. Furthermore, billing clerks are also excellent communicators, as they frequently report profit and loss information with vendors and peers. To begin a successful career as a non-clinical billing clerk, the following qualifications are needed:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
- In-depth knowledge of the health insurance process
- Background in non-clinical or medical billing
Billing clerks play an integral role in keeping businesses running smoothly and successfully. If you’re data-driven, excellent in math, and have a strong attention to detail, consider a career as a billing clerk.