IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a hospital setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients you treat.
You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it. You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare.
Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. Join us!
This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in long term acute care. Employees are encouraged to take responsibility for their own careers. You'll work side-by-side with people you can trust and respect.
We need a talented individual to fill the role of Biller/Collector. In this position, you will be the one who keeps current, accurate billing on patient accounts, assures timely remittance, and takes immediate action on issues that involve account integrity. Verifies insurance coverage and follow-up with payers to facilitate uninterrupted cash flow.
Reviewed insurance contracts to confirm that the claim was not paid correctly and that an appeal was needed.
Reviewed accounts to insure that pertinent information was documented.
Reviewed bills and balances to determine dates of service and amounts being appealed were correct.
Reviewed and tried to obtain the denial letter from the insurance company if it had not been received.
Prepared the account for clinical review insuring that all was clear as to the reason for clinical appeal involvement and attachments if needed were readily available.
Assisted the collectors in trying to determine the next action to take on accounts when it was not clear to them.
Contacted insurance companies to verify whether or not an appeal was received and sometimes obtain status if it was received.
Answered calls from the clinical team on information that may have been needed for further handling or drafting of the appeal letter as well as answering other calls received.
Completed a spreadsheet and furnished to the team the status of the appeals.
Answered emails received from clinical team as well as others on account issues, etc...
Co-ordinated with her assistant on who was to handle what and distributed the work load in an effort to meet all appeal deadlines, etc
Assure accuracy of patient data and prepare billing according to regulations
Prepare/maintain billing files and records; understand net revenue schedule and unrealized contractual log in relation to patient accounts
Investigate delinquent accounts making recommendation on disposition of outstanding balance; contact third party organizations when necessary to facilitate timely payment of charges
Provide timely notation of action taken on patient accounts; process refunds to insurance carrier or patient; correct late charges; monitor insurance coding and effective/exhaust dates
Respond to patient account inquiries.
Requires a High School diploma with proficiency in Medicare/Medicaid billing regulations. A minimum of 2 years of hospital billing experience preferred.
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