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Clinical Billing Specialist

  • Job ID: 529485289
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Revenue Cycle
  • Department: Rev Cyc Care Mgmt
  • Location: 2 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.05 to $41.60 / hour

Description

Join the Corporate Revenue Cycle team at UPMC as a Clinical Billing Specialist.  This role will serve as a clinical resource person for all Patient Business Services areas. This position will conduct charge audits and participate in the development of new programs. The Clinical Billing Specialist will support patient inquiries that require a clinical review of their bill as well as the development of CQI initiatives within the PBS area.

The position is a remote opportunity with a Monday through Friday normal business hours schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Appeal payer denials as requested.
  • Coordinate Payor Audits, conduct post audit to validate auditor findings and identify unbilled for services and negotiate agreement with the payor regarding final outcomes.
  • Keep management informed of the status of all assignments.
  • Ability to communicate and work with physicians, physician office personnel, associates, care managers, third party payer review personnel, and others in order to expedite the billing and accounts receivable process.
  • Assist in monitoring, reporting and developing process improvement initiatives to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Perform CDM maintenance tasks in a timely manner.
  • Maintain contact with ancillary department managers to use as a resource to obtain information on price estimates and to resolve any charge issues/problems.
  • Retrieve, review and release medical records in accordance with the defined functional area.
  • Assist the clinical staff in bringing about payor policy change associated with new and/or innovative approach to care.
  • Assist with the development of CQI initiatives within the PBS areas.
  • Maintain department productivity levels.
  • Assist in clearing claims for billing as indicated.
  • Assist the Patient Business Services department and other UPMC areas in responding to billing inquiries/complaints, which require a clinical understanding.
  • Ability to interpret third party payor contract requirements and recommend, design and implement procedures for compliance with regulations and standards.
  • Adhere to the UPMC and Patient Business Services Standards of Conduct.
  • Understanding of utilization management as it relates to the continuum of care.
  • Ability to compare clinical findings with payor requirements, educate physicians regarding requirements and obtain supporting documentation from the physician or local policies that substantiate medical appropriateness as indicated.
  • Maintain department productivity levels.
  • Adhere to departmental policies and procedures.

 

Qualifications

  • Five years of varied nursing experience, and a minimum of three years experience in a health care financial environment preferred.
  • B.S. degree in a health care related field or Business Administration is preferred.
  • Two to five years patient account experience, preferred
  • Familiarity with the Medipac system and PC work processing, spreadsheet and data base software is preferred.
  • Knowledge of CPT-4 and revenue coding is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of SI/IS criteria for commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid insurance products in order to substantiate use of resources and compliance with third party contracts.


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