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Working As A Billing Associate

  • 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 Associate Do At Kelly Services

* Responsible for submitting claims and following up with insurance companies, for providing administrative support to the billing service, and for credentialing providers.
* Essential Functions:
* Prepares and submits claims to various insurance companies either electronically or by paper.
* Provides excellent customer service, answers questions from clients and insurance companies.
* Identifies and resolves billing issues with insurance companies.
* Ensures providers are appropriately credentialed with insurance companies.
* Prepares, reviews and sends monthly reports to clients.
* Performs daily backups on office computer system
* Participates in educational activities and attends monthly staff meetings.
* Maintains strictest confidentiality; adheres to all HIPAA guidelines/regulations and other federal confidentiality laws

What Does A Billing Associate Do At Atlas Oil

* Bill customers in a timely and accurate manner.
* Ensures bills are in compliance with appropriate contracts, guidelines and regulations
* Identify issues, research and/or remedy as appropriate
* Maintain and update billing folders in accordance with established guidelines
* Partner with Billing Team Leader to ensure hitting weekly, monthly & annual goals
* Assist with establishing new billing policies and procedures
* Provide quality control for other team members
* Work with management in editing and rebilling clients as needed
* Communicate with clients and management on any questions or concerns

What Does A Billing Associate Do At Rochester Regional Health

* Account Management.
* Research and resolve all account problems received by telephone and correspondence; address situations like account correction, rebilling or referring to an Account Representative in selected circumstances; process bad debt, bankruptcies and NSF checks; evaluate the number and type of inquiries and recommend procedural and/or system opportunities to improve Patient Financial Services communication with its customers
* Customer Relations.
* May assist internal and external customers with all telephone and written inquires; respond in a prompt and accurate manner to resolve patient financial service issues; analyze individual situation and repayment ability; establish payment plan, provide the patient with alternatives to loss situations whenever possible
* Claim Management.
* Prepare and submit claims to payers/intermediaries, meeting all government and third party regulations
* Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

What Does A Billing Associate Do At Vinfen

* Review and verify all unit and cost bills produced by Accounts Receivable Department.
* Perform all billing functions assigned to Billing Associates.
* Insure the timely and accurate submission of all funding source bills.
* Respond to inquiries regarding billing.
* Responsible for all third party billing, including the timely and accurate submission of all third party bills, applying insurance payments and preparing weekly third party billing reports.
* Communicate department trends and issues.
* Work with supervisors and management to correct or improve contract billing errors.
* Create and maintain relationships with staff and electronic billing systems and requirements
* Ensure maintenance of all paper and electronic billing systems and records, except for the A/R accounting module
* Assist supervisor with staff training and act as back up, as required
* Responsible for daily and monthly General Ledger input and accuracy and production for month end close
* Perform various administrative support duties, such as filing, faxing, answering phones, and mail, as required
* Provide spreadsheet reports and information as requested.
* Perform data entry, as required.
* Perform other related duties, as required.
* Why Vinfen?
* We are committed to you! We offer great training, great benefits, career growth and job security!
* Our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes:
* A fully funded, employer-sponsored retirement plan that requires no employee contribution as well as an employee-funded 403(b) plan
* First-rate Medical, Dental and Vision plans that are open to all employees scheduled to work 30 hours per week or more.
* Plus, we offer a generous employer contribution toward the cost of medical insurance!
* Employer-paid Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long
* Term Disability Insurance
* Employer-paid Short
* Term Disability Insurance along with the option to purchase additional, voluntary, Short
* Term disability insurance
* Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent care)
* Voluntary Term, Whole Life, Accident and Critical Care Insurance
* Generous paid time off (Employees scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week):
* days of Vacation per year
* Paid Holidays
* Sick Days per year
* Personal days per year
* Educational Assistance and Tuition Remission Programs
* Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap!
* Other generous benefits including discounted YMCA memberships, access to discounted movie tickets and more
* Founded in 1977, for 40 years Vinfen has been a leading nonprofit human services organization that "transforms lives" by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals.
* To learn more about Vinfen, and/or to apply to this or other Vinfen positions, please visit our website at www.vinfen.org/careers.
* My Job.
* My Community.
* My Vinfen.
* Vinfen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
* Requirements
* One to two years experience in accounts receivable.
* High school diploma or GED required.
* All candidates must be able to successfully pass a CORI, reference, and multi-state background check.
* Driving & Vehicle Requirements

What Does A Billing Associate Do At Highmark Health

* Posts co-payments, patient payments, and insurance company payments (paper and electronic), and denials.
* Performs reconciliation of payments.
* Prepares and deposits payments received. (25%)
* Uses CPT, ICD
* and payer specific codes and modifiers to prepare and enter charges for entry (includes office, hospital, and outpatient charges). (20%)
* Assists customers with patient billing inquiries.
* Identifies unpaid balances (insurance and patient) through A/R reports and takes appropriate actions. (25%)
* Obtains and enters patient demographic, insurance, and referral/precertification information in the billing system. (10%)
* Verifies insurance information via hospital and insurance carrier systems.
* Ensures that electronic and paper claims are sent to insurance carriers in a timely manner. (10%)
* Maintains current knowledge of federal and state reimbursement policies/regulations and system policies pertaining to billing.
* Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. (10%)
* Performs all other duties as assigned, including but not limited to supporting front end office processes

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How To Become A Billing Associate

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 Associate Career Paths

Billing Associate
Billing Specialist Specialist
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Office Administrator Accounts Payable Clerk
Account Payables Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Manager Accounts Receivable Specialist
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Analyst Finance Analyst Accounting Manager
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Medical Coder Senior Technician Specialist Shift Leader
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Analyst Assistant Vice President Office Manager
Billing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Bookkeeper Accounts Payable Clerk Billing Specialist
Billing Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Account Manager Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Medical Coder PRN Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Billing Supervisor Accounts Receivable Manager Collections Specialist
Collection Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Analyst Operations Analyst Intelligence Analyst
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Bookkeeper Legal Assistant Assistant Office Manager
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Business Manager Contracts Manager
Government Contractor
8 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Accounts Receivable Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Billing Analyst Business Analyst Business Manager
Practice Administrator
10 Yearsyrs
Billing Manager Business Office Manager Business Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Operations Manager Realtor
Property Management Specialist
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Supervisor Billing Manager
Revenue Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Senior Consultant Senior Specialist
Senior Loan Processor
6 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Tax Preparer Customer Care Representative
Senior Representative
5 Yearsyrs
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Billing Associate Demographics


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  • White

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  • Asian

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Carrier

  • Russian

  • Cantonese

  • Tagalog

  • Polish

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Khmer

  • Filipino

  • Chinese

  • Greek

  • German

  • Mandarin

  • Croatian

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Real Billing Associate Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SAP Senior Billing Associate Vertex Data Utility Services LLC Richardson, TX May 21, 2014 $95,000
SAP SR Billing Associate Vertex Data Utility Services LLC Richardson, TX Sep 27, 2014 $95,000
Administration & Billing Associate Fitzgerald & Company, LLC Boston, MA Jul 22, 2014 $30,659
Insurance Operation/Billing Associate Ventura Insurance Brokerage, Inc. New York, NY Dec 01, 2011 $29,218
Insurance Operation/Billing Associate Ventura Insurance Brokerage, Inc. New York, NY Mar 01, 2012 $29,218
Insurance Operation/Billing Associate Ventura Insurance Brokerage, Inc. New York, NY Sep 21, 2012 $29,218

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Top Billing Associate 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:
  • Identified problem accounts with insurance companies; investigated and corrected errors.
  • Perform data entry of all new accounts and update information to existing accounts.
  • Provided patients customer service via email or telephone in response to billing inquiries.
  • Team member involved with the overall automation of billing procedures, specifically data quality checking and acceptance testing.
  • Provide Business Office Managers at facilities with financial reports distribute to them electronically or manually to review for accuracy.

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