|Job Title||Billing Clerk|
Reviewed & Updated:
SUMMARY: Compiles data and prepares invoices and bills for Bowers Ambulance, Inc.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING; OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.
- Reads computer files or gathers records such as patient care records, facility “face sheets”, and Physician’s Certification Statements, to compile needed data.
- Enters information into the computer and/or computes amounts due.
- Prepares billing statements listing services provided, amounts due, and terms of payment. Prepares computer generated and manual forms to bill third party payors for services provided.
- Prepares pre-authorization forms to provide service.
- Confers with clients by telephone.
- Records information about financial status of client and status of collection efforts.
- Sorts and files correspondence.
- Posts transactions to computer files.
- Prepares memorandums to indicate accounts past due.
- Mails form letters to clients to encourage payment of accounts.
- Notifies credit department if client fails to pay on the account.
- Operates business office machines such as copy machine, fax machine, postage machine, computer, adding machine, calculator, stapler and shredder.
- Participates in Quality Improvement activities including audits, peer review and data collection activities.
- Participates in continuing education activities as a student, instructor, and proctor.
- Serves as a company representative promoting positive customer relationships through proactive involvement in public business and community activities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
Ability to write simple correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers, employees, field
providers, managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of
the medical community.
Ability to listen actively and comprehend the meaning of communications with co-workers, field
providers, licensed healthcare professionals, and communications center personnel, supervisors,
managers and administrators.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as mileage, discounts, interest, and percentages.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Occasionally: Repetitive tasks, high pressure
Frequently: Intense tasks, Controlling verbalization of opinion
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.
LifeLine Ambulance is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.