Medical billers collect patient information, calculate health care provider charges, and are responsible for timely submission of medical claims to insurance companies. Medical billers most often work with electronic billing systems and are responsible to make sure that patient, provider, and insurance information is correct and that fair payments are made. Typically working in an office setting with an affiliated health center or hospital, medical billing specialists understand the insurance billing process and the healthcare center’s software applications.
The medical billing occupation is expected to see strong growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that between 2012 and 2022, the number of jobs for Billing and Posting Clerks will increase by 20% in New York City.
Medical Billing Certificate Program
NYACH and SBS partnered with LaGuardia Community College to offer an enhanced, industry-informed Medical Billing Certificate Program. Designed in partnership with Weill Cornell Medicine, the program gives participants both the technical and professional skills needed to obtain their first job as a medical biller. Graduates are guaranteed a job interview after graduation with Weill Cornell Medicine and receive nine college credits. The initiative is a collaboration between LaGuardia Community College, Weill Cornell Medicine, NYACH, SBS, and Harvard Business School Club of New York.
See the Press Release on the Graduation of the First Cohort in April 2016.