You may be surprised because even becoming a receptionist has its own field of specialty. The common receptionist handles mostly administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments, handling customer queries, and attending to phone calls. However, a medical billing receptionist specializes in helping hospitals handle invoices, payments, and insurance claims.
Daily, a medical billing receptionist is involved in tasks such as preparing medical claims, updating patient records, producing medical invoices, and following up on late payment records. Besides that, they also assist in claims appeal, developing payment plans for patients, and managing billing software.
Employers require a medical billing receptionist to have a high school diploma. In addition, two to three years of work experience related to managing accounts and handling insurance claims needs to be demonstrated. This role earns, on average, $16 per hour and suits individuals with high technical administrative skills.