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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Patient Billing Representative
Salary: $13.78 Hourly


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

M – F, 8a – 5p

Location of work:

271 W. 3rd St. N.

Job Objectives:
Performs revenue collection tasks for COMCARE services billing to various payer sources. Duties include payment reconciliation, insurance updates and follow-up on account receivables. Responsible for processing daily journal entry reports for each day as payments are posted and balanced.

Essential Job Functions:
Processing Accounts Receivable transactions

• Download payment files from the applicable payer website/clearinghouse

• Post payments utilizing the 835 (electronic remittance) or manually for assigned payers

• Work applicable balance reports; research billing problems; determine accuracy of denials and make appropriate corrections

• Verify accuracy of payment data received

• Research any payment discrepancies

• Process recoupments when necessary

• Post Insurance credit card payments

Monitor status of Aged accounts

• Research outstanding claims and make any corrections necessary so that claims can be processed correctly

• Communicate with claims customer service to resolve claim issues

• Verify coverage using applicable payer websites

• Validate coverage information in an effort to have claims processed correctly

• Verify accuracy of denials

Prepare daily journal entry reports

• Run daily deposit summary to allocate revenue to the correct funding source

• Run journal entry report when all staff have completed and balanced their payments

• Verify accuracy of funding information

• Confirm each day balances and make any necessary corrections if needed

• Communicate with other billing staff when discrepancies are found

• Backup for processing insurance request for information

• Backup for printing and mailing commercial insurance claims

• Comply with all mandatory training requirements of Sedgwick County or Department of Public Services

• Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Job Standards:
Minimum qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent. 1 year office or administrative support. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens. Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

Preferred qualifications: Coursework in HealthCare billing. 1 year experience in healthcare billing or related field.

Testing/Screening Requested:

  • •Background checks to include KBI and DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry check.
  • •Motor vehicle check.
  • •Pre-employment drug screen.
  • •Skills testing required prior to being considered: ◦Typing - Minimum score 45 WPM ◦10-Key - Minimum score 7500 KPH ◦Data Entry - Minimum score 7500 KPH
  • Skills testing required after interview: ◦Microsoft Word ◦Microsoft Excel ◦Attention to detail assessment


Equipment:
• PC, copier, fax, Microsoft office, Electronic Medical Record, Outlook

Work Environment:
• Office

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.



Vacancy Number: 20002747

Open Date: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/11/2018 11:59:59 PM