People used to say that the French were the worst at creating paperwork for themselves. Supposedly, their government rules and regulations created an environment that more resembled quick sand than red tape. Unfortunately, America's healthcare system can't be too far behind the French in its love of filling out forms. Doctor's need to fill out the proper forms to ensure that they are following the right procedures, Patients need to fill out forms for hospitals and clinics, hospital workers need to fill out forms for insurance companies, and so on.
One of the most complicated steps along the healthcare service spectrum is medical billing. Insurance companies never want to spend too much on a certain procedure. For this reason, they've set up a code system that assigned prices to certain medical procedures to ensure that there are a number of checks in place to keep costs down. Those that work with this billing code system have had to learn a number of specific skills enabling them to identify which type of medical procedure fits which type of insurance category. Because this skill is so specific, those with careers in medical billing can make a decent wage.
If you want a career in medical billing, you'll probably have to earn a certification or occupational degree at a local community or vocational college. The job of medical billing requires a certain knowledge of medical terminology as well as a working knowledge of the insurance billing systems. Both systems are taught in medical billing degree programs.
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