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 Pathology and Immunology. The position is located at West Building at the Medical School Campus.
Position is responsible for insurance billing and collection activities, verifying accuracy and completeness of claims, contacting insurance companies as well as other related duties to expedite payments from payers for pathology services
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs collection follow up duties for third party payers to ensure timely and accurate payment of pathology services. Utilize payer websites to confirm claim receipt and claim status.
Resolves registration edits for claims pending in charge review. Verifies accuracy and completeness of claims to clear all claims edits. Contact insurance companies and/or patients to obtain or verify insurance eligibility.
Assist with processing charges & error messages received via various interfaces.
Acts as backup support for accounts receivable staff during peak vacation times and/or illnesses.
Assist with special projects as needed.
Other duties as assigned by manager and/or director.
Equivalent of High School diploma with 2 to 3 years of related experience in bookkeeping/accounting and/or medical collection setting.
Working knowledge of medical terminology, ICD-10 & CPT coding as well as medical billing & reimbursement processes.
Should have a positive attitude and team oriented.
Must be able to prioritize and maintain exceptional organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
Must possess effective oral & written communication skills.
Must meet the established productivity and quality assurance standards to ensure effective collections and claim resolution.
Working knowledge of computers and general office equipment including Microsoft Word & Excel.
The hiring range for this position is $15.54 - $19.05 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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