Since starting this blog, I don’t recall ever discussing anything about my job. I know you are all just wondering, “what does Megan do?” 😉 Well, lucky you because here’s a look into my everyday life:
I work as a medical biller from 9 am to 5 pm, doing mostly data entry and charge entry, meaning that I enter patient demographics and then code the diagnosis and the procedures that our clients want to bill to insurance or sometimes the patient. I work all day on a computer and work in a program that helps create the insurance claims necessary for our clients (and us) to get paid. It took me at least 2 months of training to feel even somewhat comfortable doing this kind of work. It is not at all easy to do.
I didn’t go to school to be a medical biller or coder. I actually didn’t even know anything about this position when I started. I studied Speech and Hearing Sciences in college, that was my major, so I do know anatomy and physiology, but mostly just related to the speech and hearing systems. Needless to say, I was taking a leap of faith when I took this job, so was my boss. I am thankful every day that she gave me the chance to prove myself, even in a field I knew nothing about. I can proudly say that today, I have acquired a new and marketable skill that I can take with me anywhere I go.
I don’t want to brag, but I’m very good at my job 🙂 I attribute this a bit to my obsessive compulsive behavior, which means that I check my work so often because I’m afraid of making a mistake. I’m very careful upon initially entering any data and I’m not afraid to ask questions when I need extra help. This is why I think I have succeeded in this job where two others have failed. I love my job and my coworkers are great and I am thankful every day that I am employed.
We are actually looking for additional clients, if anyone knows a physician or is a physician who needs medical billing, please feel free to contact me on my contact page.
Thank you, as always, for reading 🙂 I know this was different, but I’m glad to share!