Insurance Billing/Collection Assistant III - Surgery
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR61471
Performs advanced billing and collection activities. Acts as Lead IBC Assistant. Make collection calls, verifying accuracy and completeness of claims, contacts insurance companies and collection agencies in regards to expediting payments from various payers for physicianâ™s services. Handles discounts, adjustments and charge corrections.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Acts as Lead IBC Assistant. Responsible for training and orientating other IBC Assistants. %
Performs collection follow-up duties on specific financial classifications such as commercial insurance, self-pay, Medicare and Medicaid claims.
Handles discounts, adjustments, and charge corrections.
Makes collection calls to insurance companies and patients to ensure timely payment of claims.
Reviews remittance advises for rejection and accuracy of payment amounts.
Verifies accuracy and completeness of charge tickets, monitors attachments for claims to obtain maximum reimbursements.
Responds to questions and requests from Insurance companies.
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.
Working knowledge of computers, general office equipment, telephone console, medical terminology, collection techniques and communication skills that involves dealing with confidential information.
Two years of college or business school preferred.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification with three to five years of previous billing or insurance experience required.
$19.19 - $28.78 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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