Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Business Office. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Performs the task of ensuring the accuracy of registration and insurance plan/fsc information of patient accounts. Position obtains authorizations, as well as physician visit referrals for Department of Medicine Specialist visits. This position requires heavy call volume to insurance companies, third party administrators, physician offices, and employers to verify eligibility, obtain referrals and authorizations.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work Ecommerce responses for both grouped and real time applications on daily basis.
Work eligibility and/or referral pre-arrival alerts in Alerts Manager with a minimum 5-7 days prior to the office visit.
Coordinate, obtain, and accurately document and communicate referrals and authorizations for office visits.
Accurately convert Generic Plans into P plans on daily basis.
Accurately assign a FSC/Plan or ascertain integrity of existing plan/fsc.
Contact Payer/ TPA by phone regarding eligibility.
Contact patients when necessary to discuss self-pay status, non-contracted plans, and financial options. Refer patients to financial counselors.
Access BJH system and various web sites for insurance/eligibility information.
Identify and report registration issues related to visits and invoices.
Supports clinical areas for questions regarding registration and plan selection.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Normal office working environment with some pressure caused by deadlines. Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a desk and tolerated repetitive typing motions and long period of computer usage.
Equivalent of High School diploma with 2 to 3 years of related experience in bookkeeping/accounting and/or medical collection setting.
Working knowledge of general office equipment and computers.
Organization and communication skills that require discretion with confidential information.
Able to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, have knowledge of medical terminology, and is capable of working in a fast paced environment.
Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills.
2-3 years experience in medical billing preferred.
A thorough understanding of both Washington University’s FSC database and insurance terminology relating to plan options and benefits.
Detail oriented and possess problem solving skills pertaining to the identification of insurance issues at registration, visit, TES, and invoice levels.
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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