Are you a clear communicator who is detail-oriented and organized?
The Medical Billing Program at The Manhattan Institute is designed to prepare you for employment in this growing occupation. After you receive your Medical Billing diploma, you will be prepared to work in any medical or office setting.
The Medical Biller profession is listed as one of the U.S. Department of Labor's "Bright Outlook" occupations. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks, including medical billers, is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years.
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Commonly Asked Questions
What does a Medical Billing and Coding professional do?
Every medical office needs to maintain patient financial accounts and arrange for collecting payment of services. This is a very important position, as the Medical Biller is ultimately responsible for the revenue of a medical facility.
This role involves understanding the different processes for billing insurance companies and also patients. A Medical Billing and Coding professional, also referred to as a Medical Biller, is the person responsible for the prompt and accurate medical billing and coding of medical insurance claims.
What are the responsibilities of a Medical Billing & Coding professional?
The Medical Billing and Coding specialist will:
- Submit documentation to insurance companies
- Handle day-to-day medical billing procedures
- Complete medical insurance claim forms
- Schedule appointments
- Explain insurance benefits to patients
- Process bills to insurance companies or, if working for an insurance company, process insurance claims
Where do Medical Billers work?
Upon graduation, you will be qualified to work as a Medical Biller and Coder in New York in any medical setting, such as:
- Ambulance Companies
- Chiropractic Offices
- Dental Offices
- Drug Treatment Centers
- Home Health Agencies
- Insurance Companies
- Medical Equipment Suppliers
- Nursing Agencies
- Nursing Homes
- Optical Stores
- Physical Therapy Offices
- Private Doctors’ Offices
- Surgical Suppliers
- Testing Facilities of all kinds
Is there any reason I should not train to become a Medical Biller and Coder?
Candidates interested in becoming medical billers should not have a prior criminal record for forgery, stealing company funds, insurance fraud or any other financial crimes. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed because of regular interaction with patients, co-workers, insurance companies and health care professionals.