The Charge Entry Specialist performs data entry and validation of eectronic entry of anesthesia charges, including patient demographics, into patient accounting system from Anesthesia Encounter Forms.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but not limited to):
Review all documents upon receipt to ensure that all required information is attached.
Enter or validate patient demographic data into the patient accounting system.
Enter charge data on each patient into the patient accounting system.
Select and enter the proper Insurance Payer by product and location. Validate the insurance as needed or required.
Review Batch Error reports for errors & rejections and make necessary corrections.
Assist the Collections Department with corrections and billing issues as needed.
Run daily concurrency reports and audit for compliance.
Suspend billing on any incomplete or inaccurate charge tickets and seek input from the provider and assign to the billing issue queue for tracking.
Audit billing work as requested.
Maintains strictest confidentiality.
Performs other duties as assigned.
REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: No direct reports
JOB REQUIREMENTS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Skill in keyboarding/data entry.
Knowledge of organization policies, procedures and systems.
Skill in computer applications including MS Word, MS Excel.
Skill in verbal and written communication.
Skill in gathering and reporting information.
Ability to work effectively with staff, physicians and external customers.
Must have a pleasant disposition and be a team player.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
Communicate well with the public
Ability to read, write, and speak English
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Prefer billing/coding experience in a healthcare organization.
Ability to meet minimum production and quality requirements of a Charge Entry Specialist I once initial training is complete.
Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching
Must possess sufficient eye-hand coordination/manual dexterity to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment
Required normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports and evaluations.
Requires lifting papers and boxes weighing up to 35 pounds occasionally
Requires dexterity to type at least 35 wpm.
WORKING CONDITIONS (environment and safety):
Work performed in office environment
Involves frequent contact with professional staff and managed care organizations
Work may be stressful at times
Interaction with others is frequent and often disruptive