Medical Billing / Coding

Medical Billing / Coding

Location : Grand Island, NE
Job Type : Fulltime/Hourly

Practicing for more than 20 years, our client offers a multi-medical office environment, headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Due to demand, our client is adding a Medical
Billing/Coding associate to their team.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Motivated candidate will perform a variety of tasks related to billing the professional fee for medical services.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reviews and verifies assigned codes and sequences diagnosis and procedures according to regulations, and abstracts accurate clinical information to obtain the most specific code possible to ensure an accurate health information database.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of coding and regulatory requirements to accurately assign codes for appropriate reimbursement of healthcare services.
Engage with physicians for clarification of clinical information as appropriate for account type.
Provide insurance companies with required and reliable information for billing and payment processes.
Participate in and assist with audits to capture lost charges and determine the accuracy of billing as necessary.
Gathers demographic, insurance, and health care encounter information from a variety of sources for the purpose of billing medical provider professional fees.
Enter and verify the appropriate demographic information, charges, and comments into the computerized billing system.
Ensure information entered in the system is done in an accurate and timely manner. Verifying charges on accounts as needed and providing detailed and accurate comments for future reference.
Responds to inquires from provider offices and various internal departments in a timely and accurate professional manner.
Demonstrate and support good relations between patients, medical office team, insurance providers, and the community.
Interacts with patients/families/customers and utilizes feedback to improve and reinforce satisfaction.
Identifies and implements systems and processes to improve efficiency and reduce expenses that do not compromise quality of services/mission.
Maintains hard copies of appropriate records, and an orderly system for filing documentation.
Demonstrates and supports staff/visitor/patient/vendor identification policy.
Utilizes variance reporting system to enhance safety and identify changes for best practice.
Protects Patient Privacy.
Fill-in for other responsibilities as needed (ie: reception, patient check-in, etc)

BEHAVIORS:

Excellence in Service to Children, Families, Colleagues and Other Customers -Anticipates customer needs, understands their expectations and responds appropriately.
Respect for Human Dignity – Treats others with compassion, fairness, courtesy and respect while honoring their uniqueness.
Cooperative Work Relationships – Willingly works with others to identify and achieve common goals.
Positive Attitudes and Behaviors – Enthusiastically approaches their role and displays pride in the organization
Honesty and Integrity – Takes personal responsibility for doing the right thing.
Wise Use of Resources – Optimizes the talents of self and others and the use of time, materials and equipment.
Takes Ownership and Pride in Work – Treats company’s monies and reputation as your own.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of medical terminology and insurance plans/claims.
Knowledge of billing codes preferred.
Ability to type, 10-key, data entry, maintain spreadsheets, and balance accounts with accuracy.
Must possess strong Excel and math skills.
Ability to pay attention to detail and take ownership of billing processes.
Ability to provide a pleasant and welcoming appearance to all with which you come in contact.
Ability to read, write, type, and follow oral and written directions.
Ability to work independently to effectively and efficiently perform assigned duties.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or GED required.
Minimum 1-2 years experience coding in a hospital, physician, or insurance environment required.

HOURS:
Typical position hours are Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm. Overtime may be required depending on patient flow. Travel may be required in efforts to assist other branch offices.

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