The medical billing and coding sector is experiencing growth today. This growth is due to the increase of demand for health care services, and since it’s now a common practice for people, especially those who are a part of the labor force to get a medical or health card as a part of their compensation package, medical billing and coding tasks increases.
This is where a medical billing and coding professional comes in. To prevent chaos and make sure the health care service provider, doctor, or physician focused on saving the lives of people while still making sure that medical reimbursements and insurance payments for rendered services of these professionals are properly claimed and given to them, a medical billing and coding professional is needed.
Medical billing and coding professionals are persons well trained in medical procedures and services. Aside from their in-depth knowledge of medical procedures and services, they are also adept in human physiology and anatomy. However, that’s not all, they are also very familiar with the entire health insurance system. They are very knowledgeable in processing health insurance claim forms and are very familiar with the insurance claims process all the way to claims approval and settlement.
Medical coders and billers are also a dedicated group of professionals, most of the time they handle multiple claims from different patients and handling the status of claims for multiple health care service providers.
The health insurance claims submission all the way to settlement takes several interactions between the person who submitted the claim and the representatives of the health insurance companies, mostly their medical examiners. The medical biller stays on top of the status of the claim as well as other claims as well and makes sure that when the insurance company sends an approval of the claim, the proper doctor is paid. They also make sure that when a claims rejection happens, they will be able to point that claims rejection to the appropriate claim and make adjustments to the claim if necessary, re-submit the claim and again, wait for feedback from the insurance companies.
This is easy for single health insurance claim transactions, but when there are hundreds of claims being submitted and monitored like in the case of large hospitals and clinics, this becomes a heavy task. If doctors are left to this task all by themselves, they won’t be able to focus on saving and improving their patient’s lives because they’ll be tied-up to the paperwork. So they employ a medical biller and coder to do the billing tasks for them. It’s more efficient that way.
So, that’s the overview of what medical billers and coders do and that’s how important they are in the medical industry. I hope you got a better understanding and enthusiasm towards this allied health care service.