Billing Specialist

Company Name:
LifeStar Response of New York
Job Title: Billing Specialist
Revised Date: 06-26-07
Under the direction of the A/R Manager, performs all tasks necessary to bill and collect for ambulance services with a variety of payers.
Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred. Previous 2 years medical billing experience required.
Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to groups of customers or employees of organization.
Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Claims editing and submission to insurance carriers.
Posting payments.
Collating, filing, sorting documentation.
Quality assurance procedures and compliance with regulatory authorities.
Assisting clients with billing questions, claims submissions, and resolving similar customer service issues.
Researching and processing claims for payments.
Telephoning clients, facilities, and other entities to research payment issues and to ensure optimal collections.
May not be concurrently employed by any other ambulance service or any other entity that could pose a conflict.
Must maintain strict confidentiality regarding all information pertaining to company policies, pricing, contract terms, patient data, forms, manuals, charts, or any other sensitive or confidential information obtained while employed at LifeStar.
Due to the extremely sensitive nature of this position, this duty of strict confidentiality extends beyond the term of employment.
Other duties as assigned by the A/R Manager.
Reports to and is supervised by the A/R Manager.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Full time, generally weekdays.
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 regularly required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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