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Palms - Accounts Payable Clerk

Location: Harlingen
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelEntryJob LocationStrategic BH - Brownsville - Harlingen, TXRemote TypeN/APosition TypePart TimeEducation LevelHigh SchoolSalary RangeUndisclosedTravel PercentageNoneJob ShiftDayJob CategoryAccountingPOSITION SUMMARYThe Accounting Clerk is responsible for accurate billing preparation, recording receivable activities, identifying and resolving account discrepancies, keep electronic billing system current and preparing bank deposits. Characteristics for success include: need for accuracy, attention to details, retain focus with occasional interruptions and solid mathematic skills. Clerk will understand the interworking of various third-party payers, negotiations to acceptable resolution, laws governing collection activities along with strong communication skills.Education / LicensureCandidates for this position will possess an accredited high school diploma or GED equivalent along with a minimum of one-year medical billing / accounting experience (hospital focused experience preferred). Candidates meeting only minimum experience requirements will often demonstrate some formal education in medical records, coding or registration experience.SkillsA working knowledge of coding principles, billing, posting and adjudication of claims;Ability to work independently toward collection target and work collaborative towards department goals;Verbal and written communication skills are professional, concise and promotes timely facilitation;Incorporates an understanding of the population served and influence during collection activities; Proficient use of 10-key calculator, office equipment and assigned computer software.Additional RequirementsKnowledge in Excel (intermediate) and A/P systems required.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIESBilling and CollectionsAll billing and collection activity is performed in accordance with all laws, regulations and hospital policies. Simply put, Palms accurately bills for clinical services rendered, aims for zero errors in claims submission, diligently submits claims to payer specifications and timely receive payments.Claims preparation, submissions and follow-up is done mindful of HIPAA obligations.Disputed or slow reimbursed claims are researched, adjusted if needed and more complicated circumstances brought to the attention of the Business Office Manager.Collection follow-up is sufficiently documented in the electronic billing system. Initiates contact with third-party payers and tracks payment progress.Utilizes professionalism and customer service training in all circumstances.Possesses ownership and a results orientation in all essential job functions and responsibilities.Education DevelopmentAttend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled.Complete annual updating of competency file (attend annual Competency Blitz as scheduled).Identify personal learning needs to assist with staff development.Safety ManagementPractice standard precautions and environmental safety guidelines.Follow, implement, all safety policies and procedures during actual or staffed safety emergencies.Adhere to all facility safety management policies, including maintaining compliance with environment of care modules.Ensure that the physical environment of the work area is monitored for safety, cleanliness, and attractive appearance and all deficiencies are reported.Professional BehaviorPresents positive role model for staff/patients.Exhibits positive attitude.Communicates positively/effectively with patients, co-workers, physicians, other health professionals, visitors, etc.Utilizes appropriate methods to cope with stressful situation.Accepts constructive criticism and integrates suggestions in effective ways.Works harmoniously with others to inspire teamwork and cooperation.

Keywords: STRATEGIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH GROUP, Harlingen , Palms - Accounts Payable Clerk, Other , Harlingen, Texas

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