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Patient Financial Services 2 Accounts Receivables

Location: seattle, wa
Job # 9180800
 PATIENT FINANCIAL SERVICES SPECIALIST 2.

Prepare Accounts Receivable (A/R)transactions, access computer databases to obtain eligibility information, update patient demographic and financial information, communicate with Medical Centers' staff, patients and/or Commercial as required to obtain or verify billing information or payment. Answer questions, resolve concerns and document specific actions taken on individual accounts in the Epic Hospital Billing system.

This position is responsible for considering the status of the entire patient account and for exercising judgment to determine appropriate course of action for resolution of the patient account in its entirety.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prepare Accounts Receivable (A/R) transactions.

Access our computer databases to obtain eligibility information.

Update patient demographic and financial information in the registration systems.

Communicate with Medical Centers' staff, patients and/or third party payors as required to obtain or verify billing information, payment, and answer questions or resolve concerns.

Review the status of the entire patient account and for exercising judgment to determine appropriate course of action for resolution of the patient account in its entirety.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

May analyze financial information provided by patients to determine their ability to make payments or qualify for financial assistance in accordance with the Medical Centers' Financial Assistant Policy. This may include setting up appropriate payment plans.

May analyze their credit balance account to determine correct action.

May evaluate patient accounts for accurate reimbursement based on payor contracts.

Other duties as assigned. 

SKILLS:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights.

Maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients.

Access and use the minimum necessary patient identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of and maintain confidentiality of patient information, Medical Center strategic plans, initiatives, financial information and/or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form which may jeopardize employee rights or organization's operations. 
REQUIREMENTS:
High School graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in an appropriately related patient accounting function OR equivalent education/experience.
DESIRED:
Knowledge of UB, CMS 1500, ADA and other utilized billing forms Data Elements and payor requirements. 

Accurately edit, prepare and submit claims electronically. 

Communicate effectively with co-workers and public. 

Ability to document work.

Meet departmental deadlines and productivity standards.

Knowledge of Epic Hospital Billing Accounts Receivable (A/R) Transaction Codes and basic accounting principles. 

Accurately prepare A/R cash, adjustments and allowances.

Knowledge of Epic Hospital Billing system, internal filing systems, medical centers
registration systems and third party databases. 

Retrieve data, remittance advices and other Epic Hospital Billing systems in-put. 

Verify eligibility and claims status information. 

Update Epic Hospital Billing and registration systems.

Knowledge of PFS and medical centers compliance and ethics policies and procedures. 

Adhere to and apply policies and procedures to work processes.
Evaluate patient accounts for accurate reimbursement, refund, financial assistant allowance or acceptable payment arrangements.

Knowledge of office machines and equipment. 

Ability to use photocopier, fax, personal computer and 10-key adding machine by touch.

Provide excellent customer service to the medical centers customers.

Maintain effective working relationships with others.

Patient Accounts Evaluator, Follow-up and Collection judgment skills. 

HIGHLY DESIRED:

Successful candidates will have Epic, commercial payor, follow-up and denial experience.

PREFERABLE: Regence follow-ups and denials

Skills Requested: Medical Billing|Medical Terminology|

Other Details:
Schedule- 100%. Shift 1
 Monday- 8am-5pm | Tuesday- 8am-5pm | Wednesday- 8am-5pm | Thursday- 8am-5pm | Friday- 8am-5pm | 
Location- Seattle 
Estimated Duration of Assignment- 04/17/17 - 06/16/17
Pay: $22 per hour
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