Hancock Regional Hospital

  • Medical Billing Specialist

    Job ID
    2018-4180
    Shift
    8a-4p
    Department
    Suburban Home Health
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Suburban Home Health is a jointly owned venture between Hancock Health, Riverview Health and Witham Health Services. We are an expanding agency with exciting and new career opportunities. At Suburban Home Health we consider our people to be our most important asset. It is our hope that our associates will fulfill their personal and professional goals with Suburban and that they will dedicate their skills and talents to meeting the needs of our patients, our community, and to the success of the agency. Our “Patient’s First” culture encourages active participation in the delivery of excellent patient care and values our associates as professionals.

    We are searching for a Medical Billing Specialist to complete a variety of billing and collections duties for all patients of the agency.

    Responsibilities

    - Examines patient eligibility to receive home care services
    - Verifies patients' insurance coverage
    - Processes, verifies and bills all Medicare, managed care claims and secondary or tertiary insurances in a timely manner
    - Responsible for collections on unpaid accounts, processing and posting payments
    - Reviews and appeals all unpaid and denied claims, ensuring claims are billed correctly and timely
    - Records payments and reconciles remittance advices
    - Reviews accounts receivable for assigned payers in order to reduce accounts receivables and enhance cash flow
    - Processes adjustment claims to Medicaid and Medicare payers on resolution of credit balance claims
    - Works directly with the insurance company, healthcare provider, and patient to ensure claims are processed and paid
    - Reviews patient bills for accuracy and completeness and obtains any missing information
    - Verifies insurance payments for accuracy and compliance with contract discounts
    - Responds to patient or insurance inquiries pertaining to assigned accounts
    - Understands and practices legal rules and regulations including the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines

    Qualifications

    - High school diploma or equivalent, Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred
    - Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in billing, preferably in home health or equivalent education required
    - Previous experience with DDE, Ability, and Palmetto preferred
    - Must have working knowledge of medical terminology
    - Must possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to provide superior customer service
    - Attention to detail and organizational skills are required
    - Ability to multi-task and perform job duties under pressure with changing priorities and short deadlines
    - Must possess a sense of responsibility and willingness to take initiative
    - Proficiency with computers and software applications necessary to perform job functions including but not limited to MS Office, MS Excel and Home Care program


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