Medical Billing / AR

  • location: Queensbury, NY
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $13.65 per hour
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Medical Billing / AR

job summary:
Job Description:

Summary:

    The main function of a medical biller is to submit medical claims to insurance companies and payers such as Medicare and Medicaid. Responsible for the timely submission of technical or professional medical claims to insurance companies. The position may be located in physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes, or other healthcare facilities.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Obtain referrals and pre-authorizations as required for procedures Check eligibility and benefit verification
  • Review patient bills for accuracy and completeness and obtain any missing information
  • Prepare, review, and transmit claims using billing software, including electronic and paper claim processing
  • Knowledge of insurance guidelines, including HMO/PPO, Medicare, and state Medicaid
  • Follow up on unpaid claims within standard billing cycle timeframe
  • Check each insurance payment for accuracy and compliance with contract discount
  • Call insurance companies regarding any discrepancy in payments if necessary Identify and bill secondary or tertiary insurances
  • All accounts are to be reviewed for insurance or patient follow-up Research and appeal denied claims
  • Answer all patient or insurance telephone inquiries pertaining to assigned accounts.
  • Set up patient payment plans and work collection accounts Update billing software with rate changes
  • Updates cash spreadsheet, runs collection reports
Skills:

  • Knowledge of HMO/PPO, Medicare, Medicaid, and other payer requirements and systems.
  • Use of computer systems, software, 10 key calculator
  • Effective communication abilities for phone contacts with insurance payers to resolve issues
  • Customer service skills for interacting with patients regarding medical claims and payments, including communicating with patients and family members of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Problem-solving skills to research and resolve discrepancies, denials, appeals, collections
  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Knowledge of medical terminology likely to be encountered in medical claims
Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma
  • Knowledge of business and accounting processes usually obtained from an associate's degree, with a degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Health Care Administration preferred Entry to 2 years of experience.
Required Skills:

  • Computer/data entry skills required
  • System knowledge preferred
  • Must be proficient with computers and attentive to detail
  • Possess analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Represents the office/Organization in a positive manner; supports and encourages strong morale and spirit in his/her team.
  • Works well with others
  • Must maintain patient/client confidentiality
  • Employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
 
location: Queensbury, New York
job type: Contract
work hours: 8 to 5
education: High School
experience: 2 Years
 
responsibilities:
Job Description:

Summary:

    The main function of a medical biller is to submit medical claims to insurance companies and payers such as Medicare and Medicaid. Responsible for the timely submission of technical or professional medical claims to insurance companies. The position may be located in physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes, or other healthcare facilities.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Obtain referrals and pre-authorizations as required for procedures Check eligibility and benefit verification
  • Review patient bills for accuracy and completeness and obtain any missing information
  • Prepare, review, and transmit claims using billing software, including electronic and paper claim processing
  • Knowledge of insurance guidelines, including HMO/PPO, Medicare, and state Medicaid
  • Follow up on unpaid claims within standard billing cycle timeframe
  • Check each insurance payment for accuracy and compliance with contract discount
  • Call insurance companies regarding any discrepancy in payments if necessary Identify and bill secondary or tertiary insurances
  • All accounts are to be reviewed for insurance or patient follow-up Research and appeal denied claims
  • Answer all patient or insurance telephone inquiries pertaining to assigned accounts.
  • Set up patient payment plans and work collection accounts Update billing software with rate changes
  • Updates cash spreadsheet, runs collection reports
Skills:

  • Knowledge of HMO/PPO, Medicare, Medicaid, and other payer requirements and systems.
  • Use of computer systems, software, 10 key calculator
  • Effective communication abilities for phone contacts with insurance payers to resolve issues
  • Customer service skills for interacting with patients regarding medical claims and payments, including communicating with patients and family members of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Problem-solving skills to research and resolve discrepancies, denials, appeals, collections
  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Knowledge of medical terminology likely to be encountered in medical claims
 
qualifications:
Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma
  • Knowledge of business and accounting processes usually obtained from an associate's degree, with a degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Health Care Administration preferred Entry to 2 years of experience.
Required Skills:

  • Computer/data entry skills required
  • System knowledge preferred
  • Must be proficient with computers and attentive to detail
  • Possess analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Represents the office/Organization in a positive manner; supports and encourages strong morale and spirit in his/her team.
  • Works well with others
  • Must maintain patient/client confidentiality
  • Employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
 
skills: Other
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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