Presentation on theme: "The Art of Medical Billing and Coding— A Doctor’s Key to getting paid!"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Art of Medical Billing and Coding— A Doctor’s Key to getting paid! By Maria ColellaNew Utrecht High School
2 What is Medical Billing and Coding? Medical billing and coding is thepractice of helping physiciansand health care centers getreimbursed for services given to their patients.A billing service can be home-basedand started gradually. It’s ideal forpeople who want to be self-employedand become entrepreneurs.
3 Occupational OutlookInsurance companies and the government are spending more time and money researching for ways to control claims’ fraud, abuse and “medical necessity” issues.This need has increased the demand for expert billers and coders.
4 Medical Billers and Coders Career Tracks Billing specialistPatient Account RepresentativeElectronic Claims ProcessorBilling CoordinatorCoding SpecialistClaims AnalystReimbursement SpecialistMedical CollectorClaims ProcessorClaims ReviewerPrivate Consultant
6 The Medical Biller and Coder’s Work Description Explains insurance benefits to patients and clientsAccurately completes claim formsHandles day-to-day medical billing proceduresAdheres to each insurance carrier’s policies and proceduresPrompts billing to insurance companiesDocuments all activities using correct medical terminologySchedules appointments
7 COMPENSATION Pay levels depend on experience, credential and education Annual Salary RangesEntry-Level:$20,000-$30,000Certified Coders:$25,000-$60,000Coder Consultants: $100,000 - $120,000
8 Tips on getting H I R E D!! KNOW HAVE BE Medical Terminology Anatomy and PhysiologyBasic math skillsExcellent verbal/written communication skillsStrong sense of ethicsComputer proficientAttentive to detailsHAVEBE
10 Love Tips Job Security Personal Satisfaction Challenge Rewarding ExperienceEnjoy learning-by-doingSee potential to start own business
11 Specific courses in High School Medical TerminologyHuman Anatomy and PhysiologyComputer ApplicationBiologyBusiness MathHealth Education
12 Training can be obtained from any of the following: 2-year college(Associate Degree)Technical school(Diploma)Certificates from correspondence coursesHome-study program(Certificate)National Certification must be obtained at the end of this training
13 2-Year College A.S. in Office Administration and Technology A.S. in Office Administration and TechnologyCertification in Medical Billing and CodingCTF 25 Introduction, Terminology and Coding (T) CTF 26 Procedures and Coding(CPT-4 and ICD-9-CM) (T)CTF 27 Electronic Billing and Clinical Practice (T)
14 Technical School On line training http://www.chubbinstitute.com
15 CERTIFICATIONThe Certified Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS)is given by theThe National Healthcareer Association (NHA)upon completion of trainingand/or degree.