Medical Billers and Medical Coding Specialists play an important role in ensuring the proper classification of patient’s diagnosis and procedures. They also do ensure that insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid and workers compensation providers receive patients claim forms for billing purposes.
Medical billing specialist are usually required to prepare and submit claims to insurance companies for billing purposes on services rendered to their clients after visitation to a doctor or any medical provider.
Medial coding mainly involves the assigning of medical codes in numeric or alphanumeric form to medical procedures and diagnosis. To be able to code the specialist is usually required to be highly conversant with various medical terms and be able to read patients medical records, lab results or doctor notes.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
230 East Ohio, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611-3269; 312/664-4467.
Includes a membership directory, résumé posting, job alerts, and you can research potential employers and Career Development Resources with résumé and interviewing advice and more. Visit their website http://www.himss.org or email at email@example.com
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
2480 South 3850 West, Suite B, Salt Lake City, Utah 84120; 800/626-CODE.
Certification and extensive information for Coders, Office Managers, Claims Examiners, Hospital Outpatient Coders, Experienced Reimbursement Specialists and Coding Educators. The web site job ad section lets you post your résumé and receive job alerts by e-mail. Visit their website http://www.aapc.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT)
100 Sycamore Avenue, Suite M, Modesto, CA 95354; 800/982-2182.
Their Web site has career information, employment opportunities, networking, local associations and approved education programs. You can post your résumé online and receive e-mail job alerts. Visit their website http://www.aamt.org
American Medical Billing Association (AMBA)
4297 Forrest Drive, Sculpture, OK 73086; 580/622-2624.
Their web site presents information about online courses, networking opportunities, and information on preparing for the examination to become a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist. Visit their website http://www.ambanet.net/AMBA.htm
Health Professions Institute (HPI)
PO Box 801, Modesto, CA 95355-0801; 209/551-2112.
Publishes many books, periodicals and conducts seminars for the medical transcription community. HPI has a free Student Network and information on medical transcription courses. Perspectives magazine (an e-zine) is free to medical transcription professionals. Visit their website http://www.hpisum.com or email at email@example.com