Research Biller - Hematology-Oncology 8/12/2016
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Job Title:
Research Biller - Hematology-Oncology
Mon- Fri, day shift
$20.31 / $3533
$40.13 / $6983
Layoff Referral Deadline:
Serve as Research Biller for the Division of Hematology-Oncology Clinical Trials Unit in Westwood and Santa Monica. Primary responsibilities include: performance of project management for high volume billing office, distribution of weekly billing reports, distribute daily billing high volume reports, review and approval of all high ticket research billing charges in CareConnect, management of the billing approvals in CareConnect, Velos, Excel, hard copy paper bills, or Excel spreadsheets that are provided by the billing offices. Work with the study teams to reconcile billing charges via phone, e-mail, or in person. Work with clinic Reimbursement/Billing Office in Santa Monica in identifying charges to route to insurance. Work with CareConnect Super Users to report any billing corrections or system problems. Quality control of registration and billing errors, correction of billing, development and maintenance of billing and Velos update reports. Develop reports for Management. Review research protocols to the budget to validate exams and determine if a contract amendment is needed or to determine the correct billing path. Work with Management on billing related projects. Provide overall billing support to the Finance Office and serve as back-up for divisional needs. Assist with special projects as requested.
Working knowledge of CPT, ICD9, ICD10 coding. Ability to provide guidance to junior billers of research billing policy and procedures. Working knowledge of reviewing and processing hospital billing. Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely and accurate manner. Ability to analyze problems, assesses needs, and provides alternatives. Effective oral and written communication skills necessary to make inquiries and convey information. Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction. Ability to handle confidential material frequently while protecting its strict confidentiality. Ability to perform under the pressure of frequent interruptions and distractions. Skill in using a personal computer and computer software such as Excel, Word, Microsoft Mail and various patient databases such as the Research Velos Database. Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with faculty, fellows, research nurses and other Division staff, Hospital, University, Clinics, and community Oncology practices in order to solve problems and expedite document processing. Knowledge of University, clinic and hospital billing policies and procedures. Minimal working knowledge of medical terminology, specifically in Hematology-Oncology, sufficient to recognize and analyze appropriateness of research expenses from clinic, clinical labs, radiology, CRC and other hospital, clinic and University departments. Typing skills sufficient to prepare correspondence, memos, and financial reports with speed and accuracy. Ability to organize and manipulate a large quantity of data. Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner. Willingness to help out with special projects as directed. Working knowledge of CareConnect. Knowledge of medical terminology sufficient to understand clinical research charges.
Preferred: Working Knowledge and education in Medical billing and professional coding.