How to write a Billing Clerk job description
Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.
Billing Clerk job title
A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.
Examples of Billing Clerk job titles
Billing Clerk job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Billing Clerk job summary
Our emergency room clinic needs to immediately fill the position of Billing Clerk for our accounts receivable department. We understand that sending bills and collecting payment for medical services is a stressful job, so we provide a supportive and upbeat environment. You will be responsible for communicating with Physicians, front office staff and patients to ensure accurate and prompt billing and collection. You must also communicate with insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid, and maintain proper coding procedures. If you discover inaccurate billing information, it is important to correct it as quickly as possible on your own or by communicating the issue to a superior.
Billing Clerk responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.
Examples of Billing Clerk responsibilities
Answer the phones in the office and respond to patient needs or transfer communication to the appropriate party
Process medical bills and send them to patients or to insurance providers as required
Log all incoming payments from insurance providers and patients and update internal records to reflect current balances
Send subsequent bills when initial attempts to collect were unsuccessful
Call patients to update records, such as billing addresses and methods of payment
Collect co-pays and other required fees at the time of patient admittance
Explain charges to patients so they understand the fees for which they are responsible
Billing Clerk qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
Examples of Billing Clerk skills
High school diploma/GED required
Medical billing and coding experience preferred
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Accurate 10-key abilities
Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
Excellent customer service skills, both in person and on the phone
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