University of Utah Billing Specialist, Sr in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/27/2018

Requisition Number PRN17650B

Job Title Billing Specialist, Sr

Working Title Billing Specialist, Sr

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Standard Hours per Week 40.00

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Works 8 hours between 8:00am – 5:00pm: Monday – Friday

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00877 - Radiology Clinical

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 28.08

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary


This job summary is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work

performed by employees with this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and

qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

_Follows patient accounts through the pre-billing process. In general this position will:

monitor all scheduled visits to ensure proper pre-authorization is acquired,

determines appropriate billing and coding for services provided, and resolve account

issues prior to billing.

_This position will also collaborate withOSSand Scheduler

staff; Pre-authorization, Financial Advocates, and referring clinics to ensure that our patients have an Exceptional Patient Experience


Essential Funcations

•Charge code maintenance

•Epic WQ maintenance

•Fielding frequent pre-authorization, billing, and scheduling inquiries

•Entering supply charges manually from departments as needed

•Perform audits as needed

•Follows up with providers to ensure timely dictation

•Monitor charges/revenue to ensure accuracy and timeliness.

•Works with the authorization team to ensure all appointments are worked and ready prior to appointment.

•Participate in the annualCPTchange/update review

•Enters medical codes for visits or procedures and ensures compliance and correct coding practices

•Provides customer service to patients by educating them on insurance policies,

billing procedures and coding issues

•Calls patients and insurance companies to follow-up with account information

•May provide training to others on billing procedures and practices

•Problem Solving

The Billing Specialist directly affects the unit or clinic profitability by ensuring accurate coding of visits and procedures. This position requires the ability to

effectively and efficiently problem solve trouble accounts and maintain a positive

relationship with other departments.

The incumbent participates in resolving issues with insurance companies regarding

incorrect registration information, claims processing, pre-authorization requirements,

and coding issues.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Four years medical billing experience and one year of coding experience usingICD-9-CM or equivalency required. Thorough knowledge of entire billing process, demonstrated computer skills, human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.