Billing Specialist I

Administrative/ClericalHamilton Emergency Medical Services Dalton, Georgia


Description

Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards

Title:  Billing Specialist I 441004146

Department:  Hamilton EMS

Reports To:  HEMS Administrative Coordinator

Shift:  8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Status:  PRN

JOB SUMMARY

The Billing Specialist I is responsible for monitoring accounts receivable, data entry, claims submission, follow-up, account adjudication, and general office/clerical duties.  To ensure the accuracy and timeliness of these processes productive relationships will be established and maintained with a broad range of personnel within the organization, including Physicians, managers, co-workers (including any off-site location(s)), clinic/hospital colleagues, information systems and other personnel as required.  In addition, the billing specialist will also establish and maintain relationships with patients, families, insurance companies, government agencies and others as necessary.  In addition, the Billing Specialist I will serve as a back-up for the Billing Specialist, Sr, including ambulance coding.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Completion of a high school diploma.  College level courses preferred but not required.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of 0-2 years third-party medical billing, medical collections, or medical coding experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. EMT and/or Paramedic experience a plus

JOB SKILLS:  Demonstrates competency with medical procedural coding (CPT/ICD9/ICD10/Ambulance Coding) and terminology.  Working knowledge of medical A/R software programs and PC skills.  Must possess excellent customer service skills; good written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.  Close attention to detail, demonstrate competence in math and knowledge of GAAP accounting principles.