Medical Billing/AR Specialist – 7month contract - $16/hr in Plano, TX at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/26/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contractor
  • Location:
    Plano, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    3/26/2020
  • Job ID:
    MEDIC51630

Job Description

Medical Billing/AR Specialist - 7 month contract - $16/hr.

Location: Plano, TX

Length: 7 month contract

Pay: $16/hr.

Overview

We are looking for a medical biller to join our team in Plano, TX. The main responsibility of this role will be to submit medical claims to insurance companies and payers such as Medicare and Medicaid.

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
  • 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
  • Problem-solving skills to research and resolve discrepancies, denials, appeals, collections 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 degree, with a degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Health Care Administration preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in medical billing/AR, physician billing, revenue cycle, or commercial and governmental payer denials and appeals
  • Expereince working with Epic and eCW software preferred but not required