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Billing Specialist

Company: Affinity Health Group
Location: Monroe
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

At Affinity Health Group, we specialize in taking care of people: our members, our patients, and our employees. We offer competitive salaries and great benefits! Benefits include: Health, Dental, Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and 401(k). Affinity is currently looking for a Billing Specialist to work from 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. Job Summary: The Billing Specialist is responsible for collecting, posting and managing account payments. The Billing Specialist is also responsible for submitting claims and following up with insurance companies. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: --- Prepares and submits clean claims to various insurance companies either electronically or by paper --- Processes payments from insurance companies --- Prepares, reviews, and sends patient statements --- Identifies and resolves patient billing complaints --- Follows and reports status of delinquent accounts --- Performs various collection actions including contacting patients by phone and correcting and resubmitting claims to third party payers --- Reviews accounts for possible assignment and makes recommendations to the Billing Supervisor, also prepares information for the collection agency --- Answers questions from patients, clerical staff and insurance companies --- Maintains strictest confidentiality; adheres to all HIPAA guidelines/regulations Marginal Duties: --- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time according to business needs. Job Requirements:Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: --- Greater than 6 months experience billing medical claims is preferred --- Graduate from accredited institution with educational emphasis in either coding or medical billing is preferred --- Coding Certification preferred --- Microsoft Office experience --- Electronic Medical Records experience is preferred --- Knowledge of medical billing/collection practices --- Knowledge of medical office procedures --- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees and the public --- Must be well organized and detail-oriented --- Ability to operate a computer and basic office equipment --- High school graduation or GED Supervisory Responsibilities: --- This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Supervision Received: --- Works under general supervision of the Manager of AHG Business Office Working Conditions: --- This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. --- Overtime may be required --- This is a full-time position, (40 hours/week) Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods of time, occasionally lift files or paper up to 30 pounds, operate a computer, keyboard, telephone, copier, and other office equipment during a normal business day. This position will require viewing computer screens and typing on keyboards for prolonged periods of time.

Keywords: Affinity Health Group, Monroe , Billing Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Monroe, Louisiana

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