Insurance Billing/Collection Assistant III - Physicians Billing Service
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR65676
Float position assists various areas of A/R and support functions for WU-PBS.Â Areas of responsibility for assignments range from coverage for open or understaffed areas as well as working with spreadsheets and/or other ad-hoc reports.Â Position will provide support with various assigned functions in support of AR activities across the department using EPIC and other billing system tools.Â Special assignments may include working directly with AR supervisors, management and clinical department contacts to review and resolve selected groups of invoices or accounts.Â Position will utilize EPIC and/or other system tools to effectively review invoice status, identify opportunities for improvement and/or broad based solutions to claim delays or other obstacles to payment.Â Offer recommendations to management for process modifications or specialized/prioritized efforts to optimize revenue potential.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Capable of supporting all A/R areas of PBS. Acts as back-up support for accounts receivable staff during peak times, vacations and illnesses.
Performs collection follow-up duties for third party payers to ensure timely and accurate payment of physician charges.
Reviews patient account information, invoices, correspondence and remittances for rejections and verification of accuracy.
Responds to questions and requests received from insurance companies.
Utilizes the payer websites for claim submission, claim status, attachments, eligibility, and authorization/referral inquiry.Â
Works/completes special project assignments in a timely and accurate manner.
Meets with clinical department staff to discuss issues.
Consistently works transfers from other A/R managed areas at WUSM that appear in EPIC work queues for prompt resolution.
Consistently meets the productivity standard of working a set amount of invoices a day as established within the department.
Provides assigned area supervisor with full report of activity, findings and recommendations Â Â Â throughout and upon completion of the project â“ sharing that data with manager.
Â Follows all the FPP guidelines and continually broaden core-competencies with professional conduct, customer relations, problem solving, human relations, and continuing education.
Â Other duties as assigned by the manager and/or supervisor.
Position works remotely; however, occasional onsite presence will be required.
Two years of college or business school.
Working knowledge of computers, general office equipment, telephone console, medical terminology, collection techniques and communication skills that involves dealing with confidential information.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Three to five years of previous billing or insurance experience.
$19.77 - $29.64 / 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.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
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