4 Personality Types for a Medical Biller & Coder

4 Personality Types for a Medical Biller & Coder

Since it seems like a niche occupation, it might not be easy to see how people with different personality types might be suited to becoming a medical biller & coder. But a medical biller & coder can enjoy a lifestyle that compatible with many different personality types. Here are a few we’ve noticed around campus who have come to deeply enjoy and excel in their career paths.

You might have the personality for a medical biller & coder if:

You’re a music lover.

Most people think you have to be gregarious or a “people person” to make a difference in the healthcare field, but an introvert, or a private person who likes solitude, can make an amazing medical biller & coder. If you love to throw on some big headphones, put your feet up and relax, you might make a great medical biller & coder, as this is a job many people enjoy listening to music while doing.

You’re a sleuth.

Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes, it’s the medical biller & coder who catches them red handed! If you have an eye for when something just doesn’t look right, or the ability to reason through something and apply your common sense, you could help save patients and doctors a lot of headaches before they even happen by catching mistakes and mis-spellings early. Also, a medical biller & coder has to be able to analyze and “translate” one language into another by matching a procedure to its code. So, if your nickname growing up was “Sherlock” and you have an uncanny ability to see inconsistencies, you could make a difference by becoming an important member of a medical team.

You’re conscientious.

This might be the most obvious personality type for a medical biller & coder. Now more than ever, conscientious or detail-oriented, careful people are indispensable in this field. After all, you’re the bridge between doctors and patients or their insurance companies – without an accurate, conscientious medical biller & coder, doctors can’t get paid. In addition, medical codes are submitted to government and private research institutions to help medical statisticians develop better ways to diagnose and prevent major diseases like cancer. Especially in these cases, conscientious coding can be the difference between life and death for some patients.

You can keep a secret.

Patients and doctors trust medical billers & coders with sensitive information that is confidential and protected by the law. In other words, your work is for your official eyes only! 😉 As you interact with patients in and out of the office, it’s important that you treat them as if you don’t know their “secret”: that will make them feel much happier and more at ease, and keep them coming back to the office you work at!

As the medical industry expands to serve more patients – and incorporate more procedures and medications – each medical biller & coder who enters the field can help make the healthcare industry the best it can be for patients and doctors alike.

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