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.
Responsible for follow-up insurance billing and collection activities, verifying accuracy and completeness of claims, contacting insurance companies, and other related duties to expedite payments from various payers for physician services.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform collection follow-up duties for third party payers to ensure timely and accurate payment of physician charges.
Using Epic to review invoices as presented to assure collection. As appropriate, review other invoices, registration and visits across the entire account and take any action needed to secure reimbursement.
Review correspondence and remittances for rejections and verification of accuracy.
Work and resolve invoices rejected by third-party payers as the appear in rejection views.
Refer invoices/accounts to departments as appropriate to resolve appeal-related rejections.
Respond to questions and requests received from insurance companies.
Assist with assigned special projects involving A/R Review.
Interact with internal as well as clinical department staff to discuss payer and reimbursement issues.
Note and report obstacles recurring problems and errors encounterd to management.
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or manager.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification with two to three years of related experience in bookkeeping/accounting and/or medical collection setting.
Experience with Epic.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Working knowledge of computer billing systems.
Familiarity with ICD-9 AND CPT-4 coding.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of WU Physicians Billing Services. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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.
The hiring range for this position is $15.85 - $19.43 per hour.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.