Job Information

University of Utah Billing Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 01/04/2023

Requisition Number PRN33365B

Job Title Billing Specialist

Working Title Billing Specialist

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00907 - Cardiothoracic Pediatric Devel

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 19.22

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible for following patient accounts through the entire billing process from eligibility to completion of payment process. Providing medical billing and collection processes by verifying eligibility and benefits, obtaining preauthorization, entering medical codes, requesting payments and resolving account issues.

Qualifications

Three years medical billing experience or equivalency required. Thorough knowledge of entire billing process, demonstrated computer skills, human relations and effective communication skills are also required. This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

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

Responsibilities

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within

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.

Essential Functions

1. Uses available tools to complete timely and quality submission of bills and follows-up on patient accounts to ensure the prompt and accurate receipt of payments.

2. Uses appropriate follow-up methods and contacts in working with various payer types to ensure timely billing and claim resolution.

3. Performs account analysis for claim acceptance, rejection, or denials to ensure proper payments are received and ensures all account demographics including payer information is accurate and up to date.

4. Satisfies all University of Utah requirements regarding procedural, operational and compliance training and updates.

5. Maintains expected productivity and quality standards including working all daily, weekly and monthly reports timely and accurately.

6. Makes appropriate corrections to accounts during the collection cycle.

7. Communicates effectively and professionally with all internal and external entities. Provides courteous and professional service to all Intermountain patients, affiliates, providers, administrators, employees, co-workers, insurance representatives, vendor representatives, attorneys and other stake holders.

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

Three years medical billing experience and one year of coding experience using ICD -10-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.

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

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