Billing Specialist - Patient Financial Svcs (req3332)

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Billing Specialist - Patient Financial Svcs (req3332)

  • Employment Type: Staff - Regular
  • Employee Class: Unclass Full Time AFSCME HSC
  • Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
  • Shift: 1
  • Work Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • FTE: 1
  • Location: HSC Hospital
  • Department: Patient Financial Svcs
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Salary Range: $ 19.02 - 22.37
  • Grade: Unclassified AFSCME HSC - N1U31
  • Float: N/A
  • Rotate: N/A
  • On Call: N/A
  • Travel: N/A
  • Weekend/Holiday: N/A
  • Requisition ID: req3332
  • Position Control Number (PCN): H92657
  • Posting Period: 6/14/2021 open until filled

    To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, theUniversity of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free. To further this effort, theUniversity of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiringcandidates for employment to be nicotine-free. Pre-employment health screeningrequirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug andother required health screenings for the position. The employment offer isconditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and OccupationalHealth clearance.

    Position Description:

    To ensure the financial stability and lawfulness of the University of Toledo Medical Center by submitting timely and accurate billings for hospital services in compliance with Federal, State, local and private regulations.  Follow up on all accounts until paid in full or until the account balance becomes private pay.  To provide knowledge and professional customer service to patients, guarantors and third party payers by assisting with questions and concerns relating to patient account billing.


    Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Associates Degree in business or related field required; or 5-10 years hospital billing experience in lieu of degree. (PFS employee's currently holding a billing specialist position at UTMC will be grandfathered).
    • Two years medical billing experience in a healthcare setting required.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology as would normally be obtained through successful completion of a medical terminology course.
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills. Utilizes effective communication to provide excellent customer service.
    • Knowledge of UB04 Billing Form.
    • Demonstrated knowledge in ICD-9, ICD-10 and CPT-4 coding.
    • Ability to quickly learn to bill specific financial classes/payers.
    • Actively participates in performance improvement activities as it relates to job duties.
    •  Strong interpersonal/client relation skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of customers in a diverse environment.
    •  Working knowledge and understanding of the laws governing billing and collection practices required.
    •  Must have prior experience with Excel, and Word.
    •  Ability to work independently, prioritize and complete tasks within established timeframes.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of revenue cycle procedures.
    • Experience with a variety of hospital patient accounting, billing, and contract management systems preferred.
    • McKesson STAR knowledge preferred.  

    Working Conditions:Works in a professional office environment with possible high stress levels, interruptions. Performs computer tasks for extended periods of time.

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

    The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

    The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.

    Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/6/2021
    Application Due: 9/14/2021
    Work Type: Full Time