Although the growing field of medical billing and coding is creating many potential candidates it does not mean that they are all well trained and articulate enough to get the job done. Because of the flood of schools covering this training, many are not fully qualified to teach the entire spectrum needed by future employers. These schools can be a reputable two or even four year college program to a three to six month online course simply setup to cover the basics at a reduced tuition. To the student, some of these fast track programs look attractive but by the time they set down their resume it is apparent that they are not a viable candidate. Therefore, asking the appropriate questions will determine whether they can stand up to or surpass their resume credentials.
Please review the training you completed?
A potential medical billing and coding specialist should have no problem giving you the required list of their training experience. Although it may be on their resume it is good practice to see if they can list them to determine if they are good at recollection as well as able to construct an articulate sentence. This will include the school they attended and the course of study they completed. The basic foundation courses stated should be: medical billing I and II, coding I and II, physician and hospital based chart auditing, anatomical medical terminology, medical billing software and physician and hospital case study.
How open and capable are you of learning our system?
The answer you receive to this question will immediately let you know if this person is a team player or not.
Can you tell me what your responsibility is regarding HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance?
This is essential for the safety of patient health information.
Hopefully these questions will help you hire the best medical billing and coding specialist you can find. Overall, you want someone who is qualified, competent and possesses an excellent work ethic.
A face-to-face interview is the toughest part of getting you a job. Further, if you are from a science or a medical background, the situation becomes worst. Science is a vast subject and you need to cover a great deal of topics before going for an interview. If you are a medical professional or a doctor then, you must know that a doctor’s job involves competence, technical expertise, integrity and social ethics. Therefore, a medical job interview is considered to be one of the toughest job interviews.
This article covers a few questions that are generally asked in course of a medical interview. You need to go through this list and prepare potential, impressive answers for them. The first question is the most commonly asked questions. I have mentioned an answer to it.
7. The day before your final exam, one of your family members has expired. How will you deal with this situation? How will you manage your studies in such a crisis?
8. A young woman suffering from AIDS comes over to your clinic and requests you not to inform her spouse about it. What will you do?
9. A 7 year old child is suffering from cancer. The kid’s life expectancy is approximately five months. How will you tell her parents about it?
So, these were some of the question you may encounter on the road to become a doctor. You should answer them in a composed manner. And remember, besides being a doctor, you are a human too! So keep up the dignity of this post.
Consulting Case Interview Preparation Guide Part 1
The appointment as a medical consultant in NHS is seen as the pinnacle of the medical career and rightly so. However, the role of the consultant in the new NHS has evolved to include increasing managerial responsibilities as well as an increased role at the sharp end in a consultant delivered (and not led!) services. Most would agree that it is the non clinical skills that separate good from the average candidate in the medical interview. Thus you should be uptodate in your knowledge of management and political topics. A sound knowledge of NHS structure and a political awareness will provide a framework within which you can apply your leadership and managerial skills. In your role as consultant, you will be very often called upon to develop and improve services, manage a team, deal with difficult colleagues, provide opinion on an ethical dilemma, participate and encourage teaching and research and resolve conflict.
In every answer you give, look for the opportunity to show the panel just how much wider reading you have done. You want to convince the panel that you will bring enhanced benefits to the organisation. Candidates will be remembered if they are distinctive, have something interesting to say and can make a unique contribution. Therefore consider what have you got that makes you special and what makes you fit in.
Remember success is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. Good luck!