$16.60-$30.26 Hourly / $34,528.00-$62,940.80 Yearly
Salary Grade: 916
This classification is a senior-level employee that will be responsible for performing billing for Advance Life Support transport claims and necessary follow-up with Medicare, Medicaid, primary and secondary insurance companies, and private payers to ensure claim accuracy.
This classification will have broad knowledge of all federal and state regulations applying to each individual insurance carrier. Employees in this classification must be able to understand and apply appropriate ICD-10 codes, medical terminology and human anatomy for billing purposes. Employees in this classification must be able to demonstrate a complex understanding of Medicare and Medicaid regulations and the EMS practice management software.
Verifies service details, including pick-up and drop-off addresses, date and time, call type, response priority and transport priority. Verifies patient demographics, including name, address, date of birth, social security number, insurance information and eligibility, and updates as needed.
Ensures trip tickets received is equal to the total trips for that day by reviewing dispatch logs and patient care reports. Utilizes EMS practice management software to enter necessary claim details and patient information. Reviews patient care reports and medical reports for medical necessity and to apply the appropriate service code, ICD-10 diagnosis code, condition code, and origin/destination modifier.
Initiates clean electronic or paper claims to the appropriate payer source to ensure timely reimbursement from payers and patients. Communicates between patients and payers regarding the status of claims and to help resolve issues by providing requested information. Performs complex claim corrections, appeals, and follow up activities with payers and patients. Processes payments, downloads payment reports, processes electronic fund transfers, paper checks and credit cards.
Prepares and reconciles daily deposits. Assists Lead Ambulance Billing Specialist with audits of medical claims for compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies. Reports denial trends to Lead Ambulance Billing Specialist for further analysis.
Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months Post High School
Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years of experience in medical or ambulance billing and ICD coding
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Occupational Group Code: 07
Occupational Group Description: Accounting & Fiscal
EEO Job Category Code: F
EEO Job Category Description: Office and Clerical
Organizational Level: Senior
Bargaining Unit: CWA
The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.
Driving Level: Secondary
License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver
CDL Endorsements: None
Safety Sensitive: No