The purpose of a billing clerk cover letter is to create interest in you as a possible candidate for a position. Each cover letter that you write must be unique. A cover letter motivate the recipient to read your application till the end and invite you for an interview. Sending your resume without a cover letter is like you are not really interested in the job.
A hospital billing clerk cover letter completes a resume – complements it. There are several types of cover letters including letters of application and letters of inquiry. The former is used when submitting your resume for a particular open position. The latter one is used to get a feeler about vacancies and provide employers with an “option” for when there is an opening. Either way, your cover letter needs to be one of its kind and should focus on your ability to fit into the organization for which you are applying.
Cover letters must never be written with a to whom it may concern header. If necessary, make a phone call to find out who will be reading your resume and cover letter, and address the latter to that person specifically. Write in a professional and confident tone but make sure that your personality and enthusiasm come through.
The following sample cover letter for a billing clerk at a hospital is written along these lines:
87 Wales Street
Dover, NH 12011
June 19, 2016
Mr. Justin Ferret
55 E Watson Street
Dover, NH 03820
Dear Mr. Ferret:
A busy medical facility such as Medix needs the services of a dedicated and well-organized billing clerk who can efficiently and commendably follow up on and collect payments on outstanding medical bills. While not an easy feat, I have been quite successful in processing both personal and payer payments on a daily basis, along with reviewing and sending charges to insurances for services provided, in a hospital setting.
Some of the areas that I excel:
• Collecting delinquent accounts by establishing payment arrangements with patients and efficiently following up when payment lapses occur
• Effectively utilizing collection agencies and small claims courts to collect accounts after determining the appropriateness of perusing legal remedies
• Securing outstanding balance payments for care of hospital employees by accurately establishing payroll deductions
I would like to set up an interview at your convenience and will call you next week to schedule it. If you need to reach me before that, you may do so at (888) 888-8888, during business hours.