Billing - Baystate Health

Req#: R19433
Category(s): Finance, Billing
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

Summary: 

Under the direction of the Insurance Verification Supervisor and Manager an Insurance Verification Representative will review, verify, and secure patient demographic and insurance information, obtain authorization information, initiate required certifications for sponsored admissions, and work related denials in order to minimize bad debt expenses and maximize reimbursement.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Secures accounts in order to obtain proper reimbursement. Verifies eligibility and obtains benefits for assigned accounts, completes Notifications of Admissions and births, change of admission status and obtains authorizations/referrals with knowledge of 3rd party requirements for claims submissions for assigned payers.

2) Obtains certification / authorization when required and identifies potential gaps in coverage (deductibles, uncovered days, etc) and collaborates with referring provider, PBO, Patient Accounting, Managed Care, Case Management, Financial Counselors, patient employer, etc. to minimize self pay balances.

3) Follows up with payers to resolve coverage/benefit issues. Accurately and completely documents account activity in necessary applications.

4) Collaborates with Case Management, Denials Management, and Patient Accounting to recover payment for assigned denials.

5) Maintains knowledge of ever-changing payer guidelines pertaining to benefit, eligibility, and authorization information by use of web portals and carrier communications.

6) Independently resolves insurance authorization and assignment issues.

7) Participates in cross training to promote efficient and customer friendly service to meet or exceed established quality and productivity standards.

8) Meets all productivity standards for the position.

9) Meets all productivity standards for the position.

10) Demonstrates understanding and skilled use of necessary computer programs.

11) Performs mentoring responsibilities during new staff introductory period.

12) Demonstrates knowledge of hospital billing functions and applications.

13) Actively self-educates and participates in payer trainings. Shares knowledge with fellow staff and leadership professionally and in an effort to close any education gaps.

Required Work Experience: 

1) Proficient in IVG Level II activities

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) None Listed

Skills and Competencies: 

1) Successfully completes introductory classroom training in Access Services and Finance Operations policies, procedures, workflows, and applications

2)  Completes departmental orientation and demonstrates competency in introductory proficiency testing

3)  Signed off by mentor in departmental processes

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Education:

GED or HiSET (Required)

Certifications:

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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