Insurance Billing/Collection Assistant II - Physicians Billing Service
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR64912
Responsible for follow-up on insurance billing and collection activities, verifying accuracy and completeness of claims, contacting insurance companies as well as other related duties to expedite payments from various Medicaid and Medicare payors for physician services.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Performs collection follow-up duties for third party payers to ensure timely and accurate payment of physician charges.
Review patient account information, invoices, correspondence and remittances for rejections and verification of accuracy.
Utilizes the payer websites for claim submission, claim status, attachments, eligibility, and authorization/referral inquiry.Â
Consistently works transfers from other A/R managed areas at WUSM that appear in EPIC work queues for prompt resolution.
Consistently meets the Quality Assurance (QA) standard of 95% as established within the department.
Consistently meets the productivity standard of working a set amount of invoices a day as established within the department.
Interacts with PBS team members and clinical department staff to discuss issues.
Other duties as assigned by the manager and/or supervisor. Assist with special projects.
Position works remotely, however occasional onsite presence will be required.
Applicant possesses the ability to communicate effectively, working knowledge of computer billing systems, familiarity with medical terminology, ICD-9/10 and CPT coding.
Working knowledge of computers, general office equipment, telephone console, collection techniques and communication skills that involve dealing with confidential information.
Ability to meet the established productivity and quality assurance standards to ensure effective collections and claim resolution.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Two to three years of related experience in bookkeeping/accounting and/or medical collection setting.
$16.66 - $24.17 / 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.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.
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