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Employer: Geary County
Division: Health Department
Salary: $13.11 

Job Description:



Job Title:  Billing Clerk



FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                                Salary Range:  E $13.11/hr                                                                                                                                                      

Reports To:  Accountant


Department:  Public Health                                    Date:  May, 2015                                        



The job duties of the Billing Clerk include but are not limited to provide prompt and accurate billing to maintain constant cash flow; to assure all procedure codes are correctly input for all KanCare Medicaid, private insurance and Medicare programs according to state regulations; and to provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to County residents and the general public.


Interpreter for the Health Department as needed to explain the twenty seven different programs to the Hispanic Community.



The duties described below are indicative of what the Billing Clerk might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Resolutions for the position of Billing Clerk. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Operational Functions:

  • Ensure all codes are input correctly for Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.
  • Resubmit denied claims on a HCFA 1500 form with the appropriate documents and follow up on disposition.
  • Bill and mail outstanding accounts and contract receivables.
  • Prepare and transmit Medicaid Kancare, private insurance electronic billing report.
  • Apply payments to the appropriate provider and client.
  • Answer a high volume of incoming and outgoing calls in a professional manner.
  • Cover front desk when needed to provide good customer service for clients.


Interpreter Functions:

  • Provide translation in Spanish as needed for clients.
  • Translate forms into Spanish when necessary.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.



  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of clerical and office experience required.
  • Coding for billing, medical terminology desired. Billing/Coding Certification is a plus.
  • A valid Kansas driver’s license required.



  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
  • Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to comprehend, retain and apply County, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. local resolutions and ordinances, procedure manuals, warning labels, etc.



  • Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, computer and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to use Medicare & Kancare system.
  • Other equipment could be required.
  • Ability to use EHR/EMR software



  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to communicate and convey information regarding policies and processes to others in both written and verbal form.



  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.



  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.




The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


Physical Environment:

  • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 20 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

  • Works primarily in an office setting.
  • Due to the volume, scope, size of staff and nature of public service this office provides, full-time regular attendance is essential.

Vacancy Number: GECOBILLINGCLK42017

Open Date: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: