Career Description

A hospital billing clerk is a hospital office employee responsible for coding and entering medical records, communicating with insurance companies and billing patients. Hospital billing clerks use computer software and knowledge of insurance and billing practices to correctly translate verbal descriptions of diagnoses and procedures into numerical codes.

Academic Requirements

An entry-level position as a hospital billing clerk typically requires completion of a coding certification program, a 2-year associate’s degree or a 4-year bachelor’s degree in health information technology.