Medical Billers are responsible for learning Medical Coding.
Essentially, the diagnostic information patients receive from the doctor will be in the form of an alpha-numerical code.
Each of these codes stands for different diagnoses, procedures, injections, testing, and specialist referrals that Medical Biller is responsible for memorizing.
These codes are used nationwide.
They keep medical billing and insurance consistent in order to reduce fraud.
Learning these medical codes is the core responsibility of a Medical Biller.
Many Medical Billers create their cheat sheets for different codes and keep them on their computer for easy reference.
Making sure the codes are correct is extremely important.