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Washington University of St. Louis Insurance Billing/Collection Assistant III - Pathology and Immunology - 52209 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Department Name/Job Location This position is in the Department of Pathology and Immunology. The position is located at 4533 Clayton Ave. This position is for the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: Position is responsible for performing advanced billing & collection activities. Position will review claim rejections to determine coding accuracy, identify rejection trends and submit appeals to third party payers. Position will also handle posting discounts, adjustments and charge corrections. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Review third party rejections, investigate & problem solve reimbursement issues. Determine if formal appeal is needed, if claim needs correction and/or if the payer needs to be contacted for resolution. Submit formal appeals as needed. 2. Routinely review payor reimbursement policies related to Pathology services. Interpret & communicate information to appropriate billing, coding & administrative staff members. Requires thorough understanding of the insurance billing & collection process as well as the ability to effectively communicate with third party payers for resolution. 3. Identifies inconsistencies within an account (i.e., registration, payment posting & refunds) and works with appropriate individuals to resolve. 4. Assists as backup support for appeals staff during peak vacation times and/or illnesses. 5. Assist with special projects & reports as needed. 6. Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications Equivalent of high school diploma with three to five years of previous billing or insurance experience. Preferred Qualifications * Certified coder through AHIMA (I.E., CCA, CCS OR CCS-P) or AAPC (CPC, CPC-A). * Two years of college or business school. * Working knowledge of Microsoft products to include Word, intermediate skills in Excel, Outlook, as well as general office equipment. * Possesses the ability to work independently with strong attention to detail, prioritize and maintain exceptional organizational skills. * Precise follow-up skills. * Possesses effective oral & written communication skills. Salary Range The hiring range for this position is $18.81 - $23.52 per hour. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7. EOE Statement Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Job Title: Insurance Billing/Collection Assistant III - Pathology and Immunology - 52209 Job ID: 52209 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular