You’re someone with experience working in a dental practice, but you’re looking for a new career path. You’re searching for something relevant to your past work experience, but with newer challenges and more opportunities. We all know there’s a bit of a ceiling when it comes to working in a dental office.
As a remote biller for the outsourced dental billing company, Dental ClaimSupport could offer rewarding opportunities for you. Our company has been around for several years and has one of the fastest-growing groups of remote dental billers. You could be a part of a growing company that helps dental practices thrive with expert claim support.
In this article, we will explain the benefits of being a remote dental biller, and how it’s a career move that could not only lead to a lucrative paycheck, but also a flexible schedule and growing opportunities.
What does a remote dental biller do at Dental ClaimSupport?
As you explore remote biller positions, it’s important to know what you’re signing up for. We typically have two kinds of people applying for our open positions:
Someone who knows exactly what the job entails and what to expect.
Someone that has no idea what they’re getting into, and thinks it could just be a way to make money.
It’s important that you know exactly what you’re signing up for. This is not a job that just anyone can do and because it is unique. There are details you should know that could help you decide if it is a good fit.
Let’s start with some job details you need to know. At Dental ClaimSupport, remote billers are 1099 employees. This means they are technically independent contractors who must file all of their own taxes. This is not a salary-style position. This is something that often catches interviewees off guard, so we’re here to tell you: This is a 1099 position.
Okay, back to what you actually do as a remote dental biller at DentalClaimSupport. Once you are hired and go through our Dental Claims Academy training program, you join a team with a Team Lead -- which helps everyone share knowledge and streamline the process.
Your Team Lead then introduces you to one of our dental practice customers to begin working on their insurance claims. You will probably begin by working with another remote biller for this office, depending on your experience with dental software, insurance and overall billing.
You are responsible for:
Proper posting of insurance payments
Required adjustments taken on insurance payments
Accurate billing and queueing of patient statements
Accurate notation of patient accounts
Payor website utilization
AR reports worked diligently and routinely
Providing necessary information and documentation requested by insurance companies for claim payment
Sending insurance claims
Ensuring timely filing of all claims
Reviewing insurance denials and actively working accounts for payment
Utilizing HIPAA guidelines at all times
You will do this remotely from wherever you live, connecting with the dental practice using its management software. The amount of work you do is really up to you. This is a perk of being a 1099 position. Don’t worry, we’ll get more into this later in the article.
1. You can make a good amount of money as a dental biller
On to one of the biggest factors that people care the most about: money.
We all need it! A job that not only pays the bills, but lets you live the life you want. Working as a a remote biller can be lucrative if you want it to be. It is all dependent on how much you want to collect for the dental practice you are assigned to.
Getting appeals paid, working outstanding claims, and posting when the office paid, gets you paid. As a remote dental biller, you increase your pay by earning a percentage of the money you bring into dental practice through insurance claims.
You don’t necessarily have a consistent, every-paycheck-is-the-same type of income, but we have some remote billers that can make up to $7,800 per month (pre-tax). Some only want to work a few hours a week, so they’ll only bring home $1,000 per month.
It truly depends on how many claims you close out for the dental practice. If you’re thinking, “How do they distribute offices to billers?” don’t worry, we get it. If you’re given a small office, you’re likely also going to get another office to work with. Or, if you work with a larger office, you may only work for that office. It all typically balances out amongst our billers, depending on how much work you want to take on.
Everyone is given an opportunity to make good money.
It’s important for us to clarify: since this is a 1099 position, you do not receive health benefits like you would if you were on salary for Dental ClaimSupport. However, if you’re interested, there is room for growth in our company. We always hire within, and you could eventually be promoted to a Team Lead, who is on salary and does receive benefits.
2. Remote dental billing is a flexible job
Even though you don’t receive health benefits or paid time off as a 1099 employee, other benefits may matter more to you. One reason this position appeals to people is because it’s already so flexible.
Our remote billers live all over the United States from California to Georgia. You can work from anywhere in the United States, and you can create your own schedule. It’s typically best to work during regular business hours (between 8am to 6pm) because that’s when insurance companies are open, and that’s when dental offices will want to communicate with you, but you don’t have to be glued to your desk (or bed, couch… wherever you choose to work!).
No one is over your shoulder telling you to get your work done as a remote dental biller. You have a Team Lead checking in to make sure you’re doing things correctly, but if you want to work less one week - that’s your choice!
You do make less money that way, but if life happens and you need to take some time off, you are able to. Some people work up to 40 hours a week, some work 10 hours a week. It’s completely up to you.
3. There is stability in remote dental billing
COVID-19 had a lot of people saying goodbye -- not just to their offices, but to their jobs, their paychecks, and their peace of mind when being around people.
These are bleak circumstances, but we promise there is some good news. While the world still grapples with the pandemic, we’ve been lucky enough to see our business actually grow in the past two years, even during 2020. Everyone is going to need their teeth tended to, so dentists are always going to need someone to help with billing. That’s where you come in!
Because there’s always a need for dentistry, you’re not likely to lose your job if there is ever another worldwide disaster that causes people to stay home (never thought you’d need to take that into consideration when applying to jobs, did you?).
Not to mention the peace of mind knowing you don’t need to go into an office and see different people every day. You’re working from home, so you don’t have to worry about choosing between losing your job or risk being sick.
Ready to apply to be a remote dental biller at Dental ClaimSupport?
Being a remote dental biller for Dental ClaimSupport is not only lucrative, but can be a career option that provides security and flexibility - a combination not easily found in most jobs. This job requires experience, but also willingness to learn about the dental billing process.