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Billing Coordinator - AR Follow Up

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Computer Services & Information Technology, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Pathology seeks aBilling Coordinator who will be responsible for processing of bills for Johns Hopkins Medical Labs and for verification of registration information in the JHM and JHU/ PBS billing applications. This role also handles adjustments and account inquiries as well as identifies charge entry issues and assist in the resolution of claim edits.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Procedural Knowledge:

  • Review charges for questionable or incomplete information and following departmental compliance procedures take appropriate action.
  • Register patients into the billing system.
  • Monitor billing reports such as Medicode and TES, investigate and solve problems, re-file claim after problems are solved.
  • Maintain proper records and files of activities.
  • Review and maintain problem queues.
  • Communicate with physicians and mid-level providers to resolve documentation and coding issues.
  • Analyze information and make recommendations to management.
  • Utilize online resources to facilitate efficient claims processing.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Department Specific Responsibilities:

  • Performs assigned duties as listed in this job description for the Department of Pathology which may include but is not limited Johns Hopkins Medical Laboratories, Green Spring Station and other outreach Laboratories, Johns Hopkins Reference Laboratories, Professional Fee Billing, and other areas as assigned (ex: IVF Lab at GreenSpring, Genetics DNA Lab, Dermapathology).

Professional and Personal Development:

  • Participate in on-going educational activities.
  • Assist in the training of staff.
  • Keep current of industry changes by reading assigned material on work related topics.
  • Complete three days of training annually.

Service Excellence:

  • Must adhere to Service Excellence Standards
  • Customer Relations
  • Self-Management
  • Teamwork
  • Communications
  • Ownership/Accountability
  • Continuous Performance Improvement

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High school graduation/GED.
  • One year experience in a medical billing or similar medical specialty environment.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, CPT codes and diagnosis coding.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with various billing and patient information computer systems.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Comprehensive understanding of ICD and CPT and apply to work related function.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and compliance of HIPAA rules and regulations in the dissemination of patient Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Working knowledge of JHU/PBS Billing Applications.
  • Knowledge of various payer processing and submission guidelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (mostly seated) up to 80% of the time. Occasionally required to traverse throughout the work area or to retrieve supplies or mail/documents from other locations. The employee is required to operate computer keyboard, mouse, calculator, and phone 80% of the day; additional duties may require opening envelopes, removing or applying staples, processing mail; requiring finger dexterity and some repetitive motions.
  • Prolonged vision requirements including ability to see/viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts.
  • Position requires frequent use of the telephone, while multi-tasking to retrieve or review information from the computer in order to assist callers quickly and confidentially. Must be able to communicate using the spoken and written word in a clear, concise, and professional manner. Able to hear within normal range.
  • May transport materials usually less than 20 pounds from one area to another; may be required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: file boxes, copier paper, mail bags). In some areas work space is confined; may work in an open work station or cubicle.
  • Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Hospital Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – Clinical Operations - Required Attendance position: in the event of unexpected university closings including inclement weather or declared emergency, the employee in this position may be required to report to work and/or remain at work and may be required to work additional hours.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Classified Title: Billing Coordinator
Working Title: Billing Coordinator/ AR Follow Up
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OC
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $19.35/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​JH at White Marsh
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Pat Production Unit Billing
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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JH at White Marsh


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm
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