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Billing Specialist

Company: Astria Health
Location: Yakima
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

The Astria Health system, headquartered in the heart of the state of Washington's wine country in the beautiful Yakima Valley, is the largest non-profit healthcare system based in Eastern Washington. Astria Health is the parent non-profit organization of Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Astria Toppenish Hospital and delivers care throughout the Valley through its Astria Health Hospitals and its Astria Ambulatory Care model focused on delivering the highest level of ambulatory and outpatient care in convenient locations in both the Lower and Upper Yakima Valley. Astria Ambulatory Care is designed to meet the changing lifestyles and diverse needs of those living and working throughout the region. Committed to investing in a continuum of care for the people who live and work throughout Eastern Washington, Astria Health's goal is to build sustainable, locally-based, healthcare organizations that improve health for those we serve. Billing Specialist is responsible for the timely and accurate billing of all Medicare claims. This includes billing, follow-up, contractual adjustments, rebilling, handling denials and appeals. + Continuous ability to understand Medicare reimbursement methodologies and have a working knowledge of the Medicare and Medicaid logs. + Ability to interact with departments to assure Medicare compliance and have excellent communication skills. + Ability to analyze issues to determine likely sources of problems. + Ability to understand HMA feeder software systems, such as AIM, ProMed, and SoftLab that can affect billing. + Performs other related work as required. + Philosophy consistent with the Hospital's Policies, Confidentiality, Privacy, and Corporate Compliance programs including Federal and State Laws. + Philosophy consistent with the Hospital's mission to deliver high quality and compassionate health care services to our patients, physicians and communities we serve, focusing on customer service. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: + Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. + Ability to operate conventional present day office equipment including computers and related devices + Ability to communicate effectively orally and written. + Ability to adapt to changes in work load and problem situations. + Working knowledge of patient accounts. + Self-starter and ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Experience: + Two years Medicare billing and collections experience in a hospital or home health/hospice setting or associates degree/ billing coding certificate can be substituted for experience

Keywords: Astria Health, Yakima , Billing Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Yakima, Washington

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