Medical Billing Service Owners

Medical billing service owners, or medical billers, help doctors and other health care professionals obtain payment for services. They send bills to patients, private insurance companies, Medicare, and other insurers. Using special software, they file insurance claims electronically via the Internet. They keep files on patients and insurers, and use medical codes when filing claims. Most billers work from their home offices, though some work in the offices of doctors and clinics. Medical billers are sometimes known as electronic billing professionals, claims processing professionals, and medical provider consultants.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Claims Processing Professionals, Electronic Billing Professionals, Medical Billers, Medical Provider Consultants
Duties Help doctors and other health care professionals obtain payment for services by sending bills to patients, private insurance companies, Medicare, and other insurers
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Health
  • Mathematics
Experience Several years' experience
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Realistic
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Consultant
  • Medical Billing Service Owner
  • Staff Medical Biller, Doctor's Office

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