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.
Business Consulting Interviews - 10 Important Steps to Prepare
Tips on Interviewing for Medical Positions©
The primary goal of any job search campaign, including that within the health care sector is to garner the all-important interview. Whether you are seeking a position within hospital administration, a clinical role such as doctor or nurse, or even a clerical position, the interview is the pivotal point in your entire job search effort. Depending on how well you perform during this meeting, you will either advance or damage your candidacy.
Through adequate preparation, you can advance your candidacy, thereby greatly increasing your chances of being offered the job.
Interview Tip 1: Perform Research on the Employer
An important first step is to perform some research on the facility where you will be interviewing, whether that is a hospital setting, outpatient clinic, or private doctor's office. Review the facility Web site and jot down notes as you read. Critical information includes the facility mission statement, its history, scope of services, and staff bios, if available. Prepare a list of questions that shows you have performed some reading and are familiar with the facility.
A second strategy is to speak with those in the medical community who have some knowledge of the facility with regard to its reputation, financial stability, as well as overall culture. A viable source for this information with regard to a hospital setting is those physicians who have admitting privileges.
Patient care is truly a team effort. For any facility to work at its best there needs to be a good measure of synergy between clinical staff who provide direct patient care and administrative personnel who oversee daily operations.
During your interview you will want to exhibit a team orientation and "can-do" attitude. One way to do this is to talk about past situations where you worked as part of a team. This can be directly related to work or it can include experiences you have had as a volunteer or member of a sports team. The overriding goal is to show that you are a team play ready, willing, and able to contribute your efforts to the goals of your department.
Interview Tip 5: Interview Etiquette
Although many health care facilities may have a somewhat casual dress code (for staff not required to wear uniforms) be sure to "dress for success: and wear professional attire to your interview. Err on the side of being conservative with regard to jewelry, makeup, or cologne.
Do not staple or fold your resume but place it in a letter size envelope. If your resume is more than one page, use a paper clip on the upper left hand corner to keep the pages together. Be certain your cell phone is turned off, NOT set to vibrate (which can sound awfully loud should during any pause in the conversation.)