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Billing Technician - Fairbanks, Alaska - Tanana Chiefs Conference

Salary: $48,533 per year - estimated ?
Location: Badger, AK
Company: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Hours: Full time
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Billing Technician II

IRC38027

Full-time; Regular

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https://www.tananachiefs.org/careers/

Agency Statement:

The Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is an Alaska Native non-profit corporation, charged with advancing Tribal self-determination and enhancing regional Native unity. TCC has an extensive rural health care system to support health and promote wellness to Indian Health Service beneficiaries.

Job Summary: Job incumbent performs all data entry functions and processes claims, liaison with third party payers and patients, and is knowledgeable of insurance billing procedures and regulations. Assists on processing IPA time cards and personnel documents and provides support and assistance to other billers.



Required Skills

Representative Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Business Office Director, job incumbent:

  • Maintains, key-enters, updates and verifies all alternate resources data necessary for patient registration and for accurate billing through the use of the patient registration system.
  • Effectively communicates with patient/families as to what specific information is needed, the reason for requesting such information and ascertains the accuracy of the information received.
  • Performs all data for charges, payments and adjustment transactions resulting from a patient encounter in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Processes all types of patient billing for physicians, psychologist, ophthalmologist, dental services, etc. Billing types include: Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's Administration, Workers Compensation and commercial insurance companies.
  • Audit controls are reviewed on every aspect of each bill carefully for accuracy. Errors may occur in such areas as eligibility, diagnosis and procedures not matching with the original encounter visit, date of service, provider in question, etc. All questionable items found during an audit are reported to that department whom established the visit.
  • Obtains copies and forwards with bill any supporting documentation found inadequate due to lack of information requested by third party payers.
  • Reconciles system totals with transaction entered against daily audits on each batch. Investigates discrepancies and modify errors accordingly to the original documentation using appropriate correcting mechanisms prior to posting to the patient accounts.
  • Processes work at all levels of the section and effectively communicates with all third party alternate resources agencies/programs on the national, federal, state, private and local levels regarding patient benefits coordination and claim processing.
  • Performs overall control procedures for daily balancing, monthly closing and year end closures for all receivables using provided control forms. Investigate any discrepancies relating to balancing procedures.
  • Reconciles bank deposits to payments entered using the audit report. Investigate and coordinate with TCC accounting department for deposits into the appropriate fund accounts per department.
  • Assists in processing personnel documents and prepare administrative time and leave for IPA/Detail employees.
  • Re-bills charges to third party payers after three months of no response.
  • Enters maintenance transactions to code table files based on supervisor's guidance.
  • Executes computer process to update/close out transactions and distribute reports generated to division directors as needed.
  • Promotes a courteous, efficient public image to patients, families and co-workers, etc. during all work and work-related encounters.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.



Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Prefer one year experience working in a service oriented position.
  • Prefer knowledge of CPT and ICD-CM coding procedures.
  • Prefer knowledge and ability to interpret/understand the billing procedures.
  • Must pass background check pursuant to Alaska DHSS and federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate a computer for data input and retrieval.
  • Ability to type at least 35 wpm and use 10-key calculator.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

To apply, please visit https://www.tananachiefs.org/ or you may contact Human Resources at (907)452-8251 or humanresources@tananachiefs.org for more information.



Representative Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Business Office Director, job incumbent:

  • Maintains, key-enters, updates and verifies all alternate resources data necessary for patient registration and for accurate billing through the use of the patient registration system.
  • Effectively communicates with patient/families as to what specific information is needed, the reason for requesting such information and ascertains the accuracy of the information received.
  • Performs all data for charges, payments and adjustment transactions resulting from a patient encounter in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Processes all types of patient billing for physicians, psychologist, ophthalmologist, dental services, etc. Billing types include: Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's Administration, Workers Compensation and commercial insurance companies.
  • Audit controls are reviewed on every aspect of each bill carefully for accuracy. Errors may occur in such areas as eligibility, diagnosis and procedures not matching with the original encounter visit, date of service, provider in question, etc. All questionable items found during an audit are reported to that department whom established the visit.
  • Obtains copies and forwards with bill any supporting documentation found inadequate due to lack of information requested by third party payers.
  • Reconciles system totals with transaction entered against daily audits on each batch. Investigates discrepancies and modify errors accordingly to the original documentation using appropriate correcting mechanisms prior to posting to the patient accounts.
  • Processes work at all levels of the section and effectively communicates with all third party alternate resources agencies/programs on the national, federal, state, private and local levels regarding patient benefits coordination and claim processing.
  • Performs overall control procedures for daily balancing, monthly closing and year end closures for all receivables using provided control forms. Investigate any discrepancies relating to balancing procedures.
  • Reconciles bank deposits to payments entered using the audit report. Investigate and coordinate with TCC accounting department for deposits into the appropriate fund accounts per department.
  • Assists in processing personnel documents and prepare administrative time and leave for IPA/Detail employees.
  • Re-bills charges to third party payers after three months of no response.
  • Enters maintenance transactions to code table files based on supervisor's guidance.
  • Executes computer process to update/close out transactions and distribute reports generated to division directors as needed.
  • Promotes a courteous, efficient public image to patients, families and co-workers, etc. during all work and work-related encounters.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Prefer one year experience working in a service oriented position.
  • Prefer knowledge of CPT and ICD-CM coding procedures.
  • Prefer knowledge and ability to interpret/understand the billing procedures.
  • Must pass background check pursuant to Alaska DHSS and federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate a computer for data input and retrieval.
  • Ability to type at least 35 wpm and use 10-key calculator.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

To apply, please visit https://www.tananachiefs.org/ or you may contact Human Resources at (907)452-8251 or humanresources@tananachiefs.org for more information.

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