Accounts Receivable Specialist - Part Time

Report to:

Accounts Receivable Leader

Job Summary: 

Responsible for all aspects of the patient processing and accounts receivable functions of the organization including billing and coding, processing payments, collections, patient registration, aging receivables, payment posting, credentialing, and credit balance resolution. Provide patient care and outstanding customer service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Accounts Receivable Department processes, procedures, and functions. Works with all people and areas of the organization to collect any necessary or requested documentation from patients, insurance carriers or other areas to ensure an efficient Accounts Receivable process.

  • Reconcile Commercial insurance aging report monthly. Contact commercial insurance carriers regarding non-payment and/or improper payment of claims. Research and reprocess outstanding balances that are 30 days and older.

  • Research and reprocess commercial insurance denials and rejections. Ensure claims are coded properly by all clinics.

  • Understand Explanation of Benefits and appropriately transfer charges and create invoices for patients.

  • Properly verify, submit, and reconcile Workers Compensation Claims.

  • Identify patient accounts for collection action when accounts become delinquent or when unable to contact patient or responsible party. Process delinquent patient balances with collection agency.

  • Answers patient’s questions regarding statements, agency coverage, etc.

  • Secondary responsibilities to include: post and interpret payments from patients and insurance companies, bill and code services to patients and insurance companies, ensure claims are coded properly by all clinics, verify insurance benefits for patients via insurance carrier website or phone, proper documentation in software program insurance company, policy numbers, group number, etc.

  • Report to Executive Director periodically to discuss status of accounts receivable.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.

  • Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems.

  • Understand optometric and ophthalmic procedure and diagnosis codes.

  • Basic book keeping skills

  • Detail-oriented

Credentials and Experience (established by supervisor)

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 2 years experience in Medical Billing, Medical Collections, Medical Billing Systems and General Office.

Job Type:

Part-time

Pay:

$15.00 - $17.00 per hour

Experience:

  • Microsoft Excel: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Accounts Receivable: 1 year (Preferred)

Hours per week:

  • 20-29