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Charge Processing Specialist (UPMC St. Margaret)

  • Job ID: 156723919
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated
  • Department: 55125 ZCMS1 Three Rivers Ortho
  • Location: 200 Delafield Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15215
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.30 to $23.36 / hour

Description

UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated is hiring a full-time Charge Processing Specialist to support their team located at UPMC St. Margaret (Aspinwall)!!! This position will work Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Daily office operations within the Charge Processing Department, including processing charges, obtaining and entering Managed Care authorizations, attach various modifies to CPT procedure codes, and balancing of charges. Interact with CBO personnel to provide requested information and to assist in the resolution of billing or insurance issues and/or patient concerns as well as physicians and other personnel from other practice plans. Exercise strict patient confidentiality.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Ensure physician charges are applied to the correct patient account by verifying information indicated on charge document against system information.
  • Assist in the development of the charge processing manuals for each location.
  • Verify all charge batches entered are processed with the correct revenue location.
  • Coordinate the exchange of information/documentation with other practice plans or ancillary departments.
  • Verify the appropriate Place of Service (POS) code is submitted in relation to the rendered procedure Type of Service (TOS) at the charge entry level based on payer specific requirements. The UPP Billing and Coding Departments will supply these payer specific requirements.
  • Perform limited ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding from charge slips, encounter forms, or source documentation.
  • Balance charges entered at the end of each day.
  • Assure the processing of the clinical charges is entered in order of their clinical significance to maximize reimbursement.
  • Document all medical records, which are attached to the charge document, with the date of entry and forward to the Billing Department on a daily basis.
  • Process charge documents in the Epic system and maintain minimum productivity levels.
  • Review coding and charges for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ensure Managed Care requirements are met by accessing the referral system and attaching the pre-loaded authorization to the charge being processed. Direct entry of the Managed Care referral into Cadence will be required if the authorization is attached to the charge document upon submission to the Charge Processing Department.
  • Ensure the charges for bilateral services are processed in accordance with payer specific guidelines.
  • Ensure the appropriate modifier is attached at the charge entry level for Medicare non-covered and limited coverage service and for resident participation.
  • Document all problem charges with date charge was unable to be processed, what specific information is missing, and the user initials and forward to Charge Processing Analyst for resolution.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma.
  • 2 years experience in registration, scheduling, insurance verification, and charge and payment posting processes within a physician office practice preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.  

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