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Medical Billing Clerk Job Description

This medical billing clerk sample job description can assist in your creating a job application that will attract job candidates who are qualified for the job. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements.

Description: Medical Billing Clerk

Medical Billing Clerk Job Purpose: Generates revenue by making payment arrangements; collecting accounts; monitoring and pursuing delinquent accounts.

Medical Billing Clerk Job Duties:

  • Collects delinquent accounts by establishing payment arrangements with patients; monitoring payments; following up with patients when payment lapses occur.
  • Utilizes collection agencies and small claims court to collect accounts by evaluating and selecting collection agencies; determining appropriateness of pursuing legal remedies; testifying for the hospital in court cases.
  • Maintains medicare bad-debt cost report by tracking billings; monitoring collections; compiling information.
  • Initiates claims against estates by monitoring deaths and unpaid accounts; informing legal department to act on probate and estate issues; following-up with clerk of court.
  • Secures outstanding balance payments for care of hospital employees by establishing payroll deductions; obtaining signatures for automatic transfers,
  • Secures obstetrical payments by interviewing and obtaining information from pre-delivery patients; establishing payments due prior to delivery; sending monthly statements.
  • Maintains work operations by following policies and procedures; reporting compliance issues.
  • Maintains quality results by following standards.
  • Protects hospital's value by keeping collection information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and jcaho standards.
  • Enhances billing department and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Skills/Qualifications: Legal Compliance, Quality Focus, Productivity, Time Management, Organization, Attention to Detail, Documentation Skills, Analyzing Information , General Math Skills, Resolving Conflict, Litigation

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