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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Verify insurance coverage and obtain prior authorizations. Responsible for billing workfiles and submitting charges to insurance companies. Performs follow-up insurance billing and collection activities.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs collection follow-up duties on specific financial classifications such as commercial insurance, self-pay, Medicare and Medicaid claims.
Makes collection calls to insurance companies and patients to ensure timely payment of claims.
Reviews remittance advises for rejection and accuracy of payment amounts.
Responds to questions and requests from Insurance companies.
Verification of benefits and obtaining prior authorizations.
Preparation of billing encounters, submitting billing, data entry.
Working AR edits, claim follow-up.
Explains billing process to patients, answers incoming inquiries from patients and third party payors.
Answers telephone calls and handles patient questions or routes to appropriate personnel.
Supports customer service unit in answering billing and collection questions.
Acts as back-up support for Accounts/Receivable staff during peak times, vacations and illnesses.
Other responsibilities as needed.
Equivalent of High School diploma with 2 to 3 years of experience in medical collection setting.
Working knowledge of computers, general office equipment, telephone console, medical terminology, collection techniques and communication skills that involves dealing with confidential information.
The hiring range for this position is $15.24 - $18.68 per hour.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C06.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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