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Billing Assistant

Company: Neighbourhood health center
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) is GROWING and actively seeking a Billing Assistant. The Billing Assistant will have responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, processing claims, following up on denials, and assisting with sliding fee applications. For more than 30 years, NHC has delivered quality healthcare to the communities we serve. There are many fantastic benefits to a career at NHC.Neighborhood Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). FQHCs are required to comply with the governor's recent mandate requiring hospital and nursing home workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination if an offer of employment is made. The vaccine mandate applies to all personnel employed or affiliated with a covered entity, including volunteers and students. Only a limited medical exemption remains for qualifying individuals.Responsibilities: Reviews the scheduled appointment report daily to identify any patients that need to speak to billing in regards to an overdue balance or any other billing related problemAssists patients in completing sliding fee applications, assures accurate collection of required documentation and calculation of household incomeTracks and resolves incomplete and expiring sliding fee applicationsAssists patients in applying for any additional programs currently offered to assist in meeting financial obligation (ie patient financial assistance program, prompt pay)Accurately enter payments and assure remaining balances are properly assigned to the appropriate responsible partyCharge entry of all service linesProper billing of Medicaid Shortfall servicesTimely entry of claim denial information into the patient account and departmental denial logsCompletion of claim denials and assurance all open dates on the account have been addressedCollection of required documentation for workers compensation and no faultClaim entry within Epaces as directedData entry of statistical information into daily logsPerforms clerical duties for the Billing DepartmentDistributes the incoming mail daily for the organization as back up to the administrative assistantCollection of patient balances including sending final notices and completing payment plansAssists patients with resolutions in regards to patient billing problems.Investigates and maintains aging insurance claims.Other duties as assignedRequirements: High School diploma or equivalent with training in clerical skillsMinimum of one year experience in Medical Billing, Insurance verification, FQHC knowledgeAllscripts PM knowledge preferred but not requiredMust be able to read, write and speak the English language. A second language of Spanish preferredWilling to cooperate and be flexible when working with patients, co-workers and management to complete a job.Strong attention to detailExcellent in accuracyCommitment to the adherence of standard operating procedures and policies of Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) as well as federal, state and local regulations.Strong ability to diplomatically and effectively manage interactions with individuals at all levels and job functions, both inside and outside the organizationBe available to work Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 5pm at any one of our 3 locations. Some evenings until 8pmWHY NHC?There are many fantastic benefits to a career at Neighborhood Health Center. We offer employees a kind, diverse, team-based work environment with competitive compensation and potential bonus, as well as comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance, 403b match, health savings accounts, generous paid time off and loan forgiveness, if applicable.Neighborhood Health Center is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to the practice of equity and inclusion.

Keywords: Neighbourhood health center, Buffalo , Billing Assistant, Accounting, Auditing , Buffalo, New York

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