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Working As A Billing Assistant

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $37,250

    Average Salary

What Does A Billing Assistant Do At Bowman Consulting Group

* Work closely with the inside and outside client
* Prepare Billing Reports, draft and final invoices
* Review Contracts, Setup Projects and change-orders, enter Billing Terms
* Make Labor transfers
* Review draft invoices for errors before finalizing
* Perform Monthly close per the Closing Guidelines and Schedule
* Prepare Invoice backup to meet the clients requirements to include such documents as AIA Form, Payment Rec, and Labor Detail Reports
* Mail Invoices by Billing Schedule deadline

What Does A Billing Assistant Do At Kforce

* Receive purchase order and process it into the system
* Follow up credit hold for past due accounts
* Follow up sales order for credit limit hold
* Gather all documentation and send it to shipping department
* Comfortably interact with co-workers of all professional levels

What Does A Billing Assistant Do At Tri-City Medical Center

* Translates patient information into alphanumeric medical code
* Reviews note prepared by physician and ensures that no mistakes are made in those notes
* Contacts physician if information is missing and gets that filled in an/or corrected
* Makes sure all medical record files are complete and duly signed.
* Collects, posts and managed patient account payments
* Submits claims to insurances
* Maintains strict confidentiality
* Codes patient services and enters into practice management system
* Sorts and files paperwork
* Ensures healthcare facilities are reimbursed for all procedures
* Handles information about patient treatment, diagnosis and related procedures to ensure proper coding
* Knows several different coding systems, including Level 1 HCPCS, Level 2 HCPCS, ICD
* ICD-10
* Follows up to see if claim is accepted or rejected
* Investigates rejected claim to see why denial was issued
* Utilizes EHR for any documentation needed to support coding of a claim
* Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities
* Responsible to maintain a safe and clean environment, including department/unit based safety and infection control requirements.
* Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with the Medical Center’s Mission and Values and those that reflect the “Seven Standards of Service Excellence”.
* Performs job responsibilities in an ethical, compliant manner consistent with the Medical Center’s values, policies, procedures and code of conduct.
* Works well with team members toward a common purpose.
* Reinforces the efforts and goals of the work group.
* Supports the team’s decisions, regardless of individual viewpoint.
* Demonstrates flexibility in schedules and assignments in order to meet the needs of the Work Unit/Department.
* Utilizes, maintains, and allocates equipment and supplies in a cost effective and efficient manner.
* Improves productivity through proper time management
* Seeks feedback from customers and team members in order to identify and improve processes and outcomes

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How To Become A Billing Assistant

Most bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need some postsecondary education and also learn some of their skills on the job. They must have basic math and computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.


Employers generally require bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks to have some postsecondary education, particularly coursework in accounting. However, some candidates can be hired with just a high school diploma.


Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks usually get on-the-job training. Under the guidance of a supervisor or another experienced employee, new clerks learn how to do their tasks, including double-entry bookkeeping. In double-entry bookkeeping, each transaction is entered twice, once as a debit (cost) and once as a credit (income), to ensure that all accounts are balanced.

Some formal classroom training also may be necessary, such as training in specialized computer software. This on-the-job training typically takes around 6 months.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks become certified. For those who do not have postsecondary education, certification is a particularly useful way to gain expertise in the field. The Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation, awarded by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, shows that those who have earned it have the skills and knowledge needed to carry out all bookkeeping tasks, including overseeing payroll and balancing accounts, according to accepted accounting procedures.

For certification, candidates must have at least 2 years of full-time bookkeeping experience or equivalent part-time work, pass a four-part exam, and adhere to a code of ethics.

The National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers also offers certification. The Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Examination is an online test with 50 multiple-choice questions. Test takers must answer 75 percent of the questions correctly to pass the exam.


With appropriate experience and education, some bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks may become accountants or auditors.

Important Qualities

Computer skills. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need to be comfortable using computer spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.

Detail oriented. These clerks are responsible for producing accurate financial records. They must pay attention to detail in order to avoid making errors and recognize errors that others have made.

Integrity. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks have control of an organization’s financial documentation, which they must use properly and keep confidential. It is vital that they keep records transparent and guard against misappropriating an organization’s funds.

Math skills. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks deal with numbers daily and should be comfortable with basic arithmetic.

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Billing Assistant Career Paths

Billing Assistant
Billing Specialist Office Administrator Accounts Payable Clerk
Account Payables Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Accounts Receivable Specialist
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Specialist Accountant
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Associate Security Officer Night Auditor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Billing Specialist
Billing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Account Manager Billing Specialist
Billing Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Accounts Receivable Manager Office Manager
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Specialist Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Billing Manager Accounts Receivable Manager Collections Specialist
Collection Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Billing Specialist Collector
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Bookkeeper Assistant Office Manager
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Paralegal Contracts Manager
Government Contractor
8 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Home Health Aid Unit Secretary
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Human Resources Coordinator
Office Manager Of Human Resources
6 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Associate Office Manager Practice Manager
Practice Administrator
10 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Benefit Specialist Billing Specialist
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Operations Manager Realtor
Property Management Specialist
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Business Manager Billing Manager
Revenue Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Operations Specialist Loan Specialist
Senior Loan Processor
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Manager Office Administrator Customer Care Representative
Senior Representative
5 Yearsyrs
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Billing Assistant Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Mandarin

  • Hindi

  • Russian

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Cantonese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

  • Vietnamese

  • Korean

  • Hebrew

  • Armenian

  • Greek

  • Italian

  • Hmong

  • Samoan

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Top Skills for A Billing Assistant


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Top Billing Assistant Skills

  1. Insurance Companies
  2. Data Entry
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Billed patients and insurance companies for doctor offices that utilized our services.
  • Performed data entry quickly and accurately as to satisfy the productivity goals.
  • Fostered communication and payment arrangements with insurance companies and acted as customer service liaison for patients.
  • Maintained medical records, office equipment, office & medical supply inventory control.
  • Assigned ICD-9 and CPT codes with modifiers to patient's medical charts.

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