Billing Specialist - 496833



Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Title: Billing Specialist

Department Org: Patient Financial Svcs - 108870

Employee Classification: B5 - Unclass Full Time AFSCME HSC

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME HSC

Primary Location: HSC H

Shift: 1

Start Time: 8:00am End Time: 4:30pm

Posted Salary: $20.19-$23.75

Float: False

Rotate: False

On Call: False

Travel: False

Weekend/Holiday: False

Job 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. 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).
2. Two years medical billing experience in a healthcare setting required.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology as would normally be obtained through successful completion of a medical terminology course.
4. Superior verbal and written communication skills. Utilizes effective communication to provide excellent customer service.
5. Knowledge of UB04 Billing Form.
6. Demonstrated knowledge in ICD-9, ICD-10 and CPT-4 coding.
7. Ability to quickly learn to bill specific financial classes/payers.
8. Actively participates in performance improvement activities as it relates to job duties.
9. Strong interpersonal/client relation skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of customers in a diverse environment.
10. Working knowledge and understanding of the laws governing billing and collection practices required.
11. Must have prior experience with Excel, and Word.
12. Ability to work independently, prioritize and complete tasks within established timeframes.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Conditions of Employment:

To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free. To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free. Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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 is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

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.