Medical Coding & Billing Interview
Common questions you could be asked during a medical billing & coding interview
The worst part about a job interview can be the nerves. Most of the time, a job interview can feature pretty standard questions (ex: “Why do you want to work here?” or “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”) But a medical billing and coding interview can present a very specific line of questioning.
At Elmira Business Institute, we want you to be prepared for anything when you are looking for your first healthcare job. Here are a few very common questions you probably will be asked during your medical billing and coding job interview:
What’s your understanding of medical terminology?
One of the goals of the medical billing and coding program at EBI basic is to help you establish a basic understanding of medical billing terminology. In an interview, you should be able to express your familiarity with the more basic medical terms related to billing and coding and how they relate to the billing process.
What are your certifications?
Certification isn’t required for a medical billing and coding career but it shows you are committed to your profession. If you are not certified yet, simply explain you are working towards certification. After completing the medical billing and coding program, our graduates can qualify to sit for the AAPC medical coding certification exam.
Have you worked with Medicare and Medicaid clients in the past?
Because government payers can be challenging to bill for and typically requires more paperwork, Medicare and Medicaid claims can be frustrating to deal with. Providers who have a lot of Medicare patients will want to know the limits of your knowledge the process and your ability to resolve these situations quickly.
What types of computer programs and software are you familiar with?
Be sure to mention any and all computer-related skills you have acquired – from Microsoft Word to specialized programs you have learned during training. At EBI, our coursework includes Introductions to Computers, Computerized Keyboarding and Computer Applications in addition to our medical billing and coding curriculum.
Earn your Medical Billing & Coding certificate in as little as 12 months
Now is a great time to start a career in the healthcare field. You can complete your certificate program in as little as 12 months. To learn more about our Medical Coding and Reimbursement certificate program in Elmira and Vestal, NY, call (607) – 729-8915.