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Accounts Receivable Representative II in Phoenix, AZ at Lucas Group

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

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Job Description

Job Information:Job ID: 213053
Location: Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Industry: Accounting
Occupational Category: Accounting
Position Level: Staff
Education: Some college, no degree
Salary: base: USD 
range: 15.00 - 17.00
Employment Type: ContractDescription:

Accounts Receivable Specialist – insurance collections only. Prefer someone with AHCCCS experience – $15-$17/hr DOE

Qualifications:

Environmental Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment.
  • The noise level of the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Occasional overtime maybe required and/or hours may be shortened as business needs dictate.

*The job holder must demonstrate current competencies applicable to the position.This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements.  Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Experience Requirements:
  • 2 + years medical collections experience preferred
  • Prior experience with IDX/EPIC preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Billing and Coding certification preferred
  • Highly skilled in knowledge of medical collections practices and job expectations.
  • Knowledge working with commercial insurance, self-pay, Medicare, Medicaid, AHCCCS
  • Health insurance knowledge with regards to billing requirements, timely filing requirements and appeals process.
  • Knowledge of payer specifics.
  • Knowledge of business office procedures.
  • Understanding/compliance of HIPAA laws and regulations.
  • Able to differentiate between primary and secondary insurance payers.
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must be well organized and detail-oriented.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to operate standard office machines and equipment, including telephones, computers, copy machines, fax machines, calculators, scanners and shredders.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Ability to type __35__wpm
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone
  • Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment.
  • Manual dexterity needed for using a calculator and computer keyboard
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Environmental Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment.
  • The noise level of the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Occasional overtime maybe required and/or hours may be shortened as business needs dictate.

*The job holder must demonstrate current competencies applicable to the position.This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements.  Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Responsibilities:

The Accounts Receivable Representative 2 is responsible for tenacious follow-up of accounts receivables. Utilizing work files, reports, online and telephone communications. Responsible for writing appeals and adjustment requests. Work independently and have a strong understanding of the job duties and responsibilities.

  • Communicate effectively with insurance carriers, staff members and management.
  • Daily average –  process collections of 50 invoices per day
  • Must have the ability to appropriately document the system so that all staff can understand and it can be used as legal documentation if necessary.
  • Identify when errors are occurring in registration, billing and follow-up.
  • Identify denial trends.
  • Efficiently and effectively navigate IDX, EPIC, ETM  and online payer websites.
  • Maintain client and patient confidentiality.
  • Denial management – work insurance denials and take necessary action to send corrected claim to payer.
  • Telephone calls – must know the appropriate information required by payers as well as appropriate questions to ask.
  • Write appeal letters and attach appropriate documentation to get the claim paid.
  • Review/work invoices on denial and aging reports.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.
  
 

Lucas Group is North America's premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their career ambitions; and associates find professional success. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA with 15 regional offices, our trusted, consultative, and passionate recruitment professionals combine industry depth and geographic breadth to deliver superior results. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at www.lucasgroup.com.