Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Internal Number: REQ-020320
Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:
The Billing Specialist performs a variety of functions within the billing process, in a timely and efficient manner, that includes statements, correspondence, refunds, denials, re-bills, collections, and customer service. These functions may be performed using manual/paper processes or electronically.
- High School Diploma or equivalent required
- Medical coding (ICD-10, CPT, HCPC) knowledge preferred
- Medical claim filing and processing knowledge preferred, including electronically
- Minimum one (1) year office experience required, preferably in a medical billing environment
- Experience and proficiency with accounting software, PC computer including word processing and spreadsheets, and 10-key calculators
- Strong math, analytical, and data entry skills required
- Strong problem-solving and decision making skills required
- For hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice, including, but not limited to, criminal background check, health clearance and hospital compliance training
- Successfully pass Company pre-employment drug test and periodic and random thereafter
- Demonstrated and proven ability/experience in accomplishments in all of our five core values:
Under direct supervision, and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and guidelines, this position:
- Prepares, verifies, electronically submits or mails periodic billing statements to customers/clients in a timely manner ensuring accuracy in data
- Electronically sends out patient statement files to POH as applicable
- Processes payments to customer accounts ensuring accuracy
- Reconciles and posts electronic payments from insurance carriers as applicable
- Investigates and resolves rejected/denied claims and resubmits for payment to insurance provider and/or patient
- Reviews and responds to correspondence in accordance with company policies and procedures
- Provides customer service regarding billing/pricing issues/questions
- Responds to and resolves issues for customers in a timely and efficient manner
- Performs sorting, filing, typing, photocopying and data entry as required
- Performs account collection activities as required
- Assists in the preparation of reports as required
- Balances un-posted daily cash reports as applicable
- Acts as backup for handling incoming calls
- Adheres to confidentiality, safety, compliance, and legal requirements
- Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with company guidelines on attendance
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Occasional carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects; and lifting of up to 20 lbs may be required
- Occasional reaching, stopping, bending, kneeling, and crouching
- Frequent prolonged standing/sitting/walking
- Must be able to see, hear, and respond adequately
- Extensive computer work
- Frequent use of telephone
- Air conditioned office
- Subject to electrical and radiant energy hazards
- Sufficient noise and interruptions to cause distractions
- Frequent exposure to video display terminals
- May be asked to work occasional irregular or extended hours
- Perceive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material
- Ability to see things from the customer's/patient's point of view and respond in a timely appropriate and courteous manner
- Handle emergency situations with calmness and professionalism
- Ability to work effectively with others and promotes positive working relationships
- Perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately
- Understand meaning of words, ideas associated with them and their effective use
- Understand instructions, reason, and make judgments
- Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy required
- CUSTOMER-FOCUSED: Aware of customer needs; makes decisions with customer in mind; builds strong customer relationships.
- COMMUNICATOR: Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely message; possesses strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.
- PROBLEM SOLVER: Uses data and logic to quickly find solutions to difficult challenges.
- BUSINESS SAVVY: possesses business and organizational know-how; understands how to accomplish tasks through formal channels and informal networks.
- RESOURCEFUL: Knows how to get what is needed; manages time and workloads for maximum efficiency.
- QUALITY CONSCIOUS: Delivers accuracy and precision in work products; mindful of technical requirements, rules, and standards.
- TIME-WISE: Prioritizes; respects others' time; adheres to schedules and agendas.
- COLLABORATIVE: Works effectively with others to accomplish goals
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP
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