Requisition ID: P01436721
Department: Keck Hospital of USC
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Health Sciences Campus
Behind every patient success is the dedication of a unique team of skilled and talented individuals who help make the Keck Medical Center of USC one of region's premier medical facilities.
As a member of the USC health care team, you will help build upon the university's exceptional expertise in patient care as well taking advantage of our excellent compensation package that could include shift and weekend differentials, online rewards-based scheduling, and generous educational benefits.
Come be a part of a world-class health care facility and an important member of the Trojan family.
Receive and manage all incoming inquiries from any customer; patient, insurance company, USC employee as walk-ins or via telephone or written correspondence. Documents all activity in the facility's patient accounting system. Requirements will include being well versed in insurance products, medical group risks, and all governmental programs and benefits structures. Must be knowledgeable of the Financial Assistance Programs and all screening requirements. Contacts and work collaboratively with the financially responsible party with regards to patient liability. Partner to evaluate the ability to meet their obligation and collect monies due to the organization. Able to work with minimal supervision.
-High School graduate or equivalent.
-Two years of experience in a high volume organization with strong customer service background required, hospital or health care setting preferred
-Knowledge of collection techniques.
-Effective written and verbal communication skills.
-Excellent customer service skills and telephone etiquette.
-Problem solving skills essential.
-Insurance knowledge and communication with payers.
-Ability to think independently and use good judgment for situations which require initiative and innovation.
-Computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Word, Excel and some knowledge of Access (preferred).
-Knowledge of basic office equipment.
-Ability to establish work priorities and prioritize needs to meet required timelines.
-Analytical and problem-solving skills.
-10 Key by touch and ability to type 45 wpm.
-Basic math calculation skills.
-Understanding of hospital reimbursement methodologies, including DRGs, APGs and standard payment methodology: PREFERRED
-Knowledge of ICD-9, CPT-4 and HCPC's coding systems – PREFERRED
-Working knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and all other third party payment methods: PREFERRED
-Understanding of contract payer policies and procedures – PREFERRED
-Ability to interpret Managed Care Contracts – PREFERRED
-Bilingual English/Spanish – PREFERRED
-A Fire and Safety card must be presented upon hire or must be obtained at our facility within the first 30 days of hire and maintained by renewing before expiration date.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
High school or equivalent
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Medical services collections and computerized billing systems such as IDX. Working knowledge of laws governing collections efforts, insurance and medical terminology, and reimbursement procedures.