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Medical Billing Specialist Full-time

at AK Child & Family Alaska in Alaska (Published at 31-05-2021)

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Medical Billing Specialist is responsible for daily input of billings from the direct service programs. Codes, sorts, enters, and transmits data; posts and files claims using the computer billing application; submits and tracks paper claims, matches remittance advice, makes adjustments, and posts payments. Posts and reconciles charges to accounts receivable; corrects and re-bills returned and denied claims. This employee will be expected to keep abreast of changes in Medicaid and Insurance billing requirements and governmental requirements.
  • All positions at AK Child & Family may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment due to agency imperatives. ?AK Child & Family practices the Sanctuary Model which is a non-hierarchical, highly participatory, trauma-informed and evidence-supported whole culture approach, which helps the organization function in a safe, democratic and socially responsible manner and thereby provide effective treatment for clients and the community. We expect all of our employees, families and students to learn, understand and implement this model as part of their daily responsibilities and commitment to the culture of this agency.?

Supervision and Coordination of Services:
The Medical Billing Specialist reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer. This employee must be able to establish and maintain a positive working relationship with the direct service programs and the Admissions and Records staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of medical billing practices is essential; ability to achieve certification in medical billing within two years of employment is expected. Ability to operate a computer and learn new software programs and 10 key skills are essential to carrying out the duties of this position. Skill in interpersonal communication in the English language is required. Must be able to maintain and follow through with problem accounts. Requires an Alaska Driver's License, an adequately insured vehicle, and the ability to drive for work related travels. Must be able to conduct business on the telephone.
Education and Experience: A minimum of two years work in an accounting field and/or education in an accounting field is required. A working knowledge of Medicaid and Insurance billing is desirable. Certification in Medical Billing is preferred.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time, use files up to 40 inches in height and lift books and reports weighing up to 15 pounds.

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