Medical Biller/Coder

Recruitment #210706-UNCX-372

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

This position will cover multiple counties.  Duty station determined upon hire.
Counties Covered:  Creek, Kay, Lincoln, Noble, Osage, Pawnee & Payne County Health Departments. 

OSDH is seeking a full time Medical Biller/Coder providing support to Region 3 of the state. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34004091) in state government. Duty station will be determined upon hire. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is up to $41,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position is responsible to enter and code patient services into a computer system and generate invoices to be sent to the patient. Sorts and files paperwork, handles insurance claims, and performs collections duties.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Translate patient information and into alphanumeric medical code.
• Complete claims to payers in a timely fashion
• Convert dosages to billable units
• Submit billing data to insurance providers
• Work on claims and claims denials to ensure maximum reimbursement for services provided
• Implement, maintain and report on programs initiated by medical practice
• Collect, post, and manage patient account payments.
• Submit claims to insurance.
• Prepare and review patient statements.
• Review delinquent accounts and call for collection purposes.
• Process payments from insurance companies.
• Code patient services and enter into computer.
• Sort and file paperwork.
• Ensure healthcare facilities are reimbursed for all procedures.
• Handle information about patient treatment, diagnosis, and related procedures to ensure proper coding.
• Know several different coding systems, including Level 1 HCPCS and Level 2 HCPCS.
• Use computers to read and organize charts.
• Follow up to see if a claim is accepted or denied.
• Investigate rejected claim to see why denial was issued.
• Investigate insurance fraud and report if found.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of the principles of medical billing and coding; federal and state laws and regulations relating to medical billing. Able to maintain complex and confidential records; business communications including grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and business mathematics.
• Ability to plan, coordinate, and track multiple ongoing projects; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; communicate very effectively both orally and in writing; interpret, analyze, and resolve administrative matters in accordance with agency policy; exercise good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions; and review and analyze financial data.
• Demonstrate very strong skills in organization and documentation, problem solving, and computer operation, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather. Perform varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Ability to drive for hours at a time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree in a Health Information Management program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Previous experience with medical office coding. Must have experience in CPT Professional coding guidelines and ICD-9 and 10.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.