IMedical Billing & Coding - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is this class all about?
A: This class is about the practice, science, and theory of the Insurance business, from the point of view of the biller in the healthcare industry. You will learn the laws governing healthcare, finance, privacy, and you will get to know, intimately, the industry guidebooks - the ICD-10 and CPT 10.
Q: What kind of jobs are out there?
A: There are many, many kinds of jobs out there when you know what you're doing. If you apply yourself, and spend the time necessary to learn the trade, you will get hired immediately. No need to talk about hourly rates here, you know what you're worth. I personally know a medical biller who TURNED DOWN a medical billing job paying $19.00 in the beginning of the year. She didn't even have to think twice about it.
Q: What kind of money can I make in this field?
A. If it's money you're after, you've come to the right place. While other professions may have a "cap" on their earnings, you will never have a cap on yours. Medical Billers with 4-5 years of experience are worth their weight in gold. You call the shots. Everyone's calling you because you know a secret: How to get the most money from the insurance companies in the least amount of time and with maximum reimbursement. A lot of Medical Billers are making more than $100,000 because they're good. And that's what we're going to make you: Good. A damn good medical biller.
Q: Do I need to know a lot of math?
A: No, not a lot of math, but you will need to know how to use a calculator and how to find stuff in thick books. Reading is more important than math here. Reading and analyzing and using your head will get you far in Medical Billing & Coding.