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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

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Health Care - Medical, Social Services, Non-Profit
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Full Time, Temporary
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January 10, 2019

Medical Billing Specialist, Temporary

 Peoples Center Clinics and Services

Temporary Position 

People’s Center Clinics & Services (PCCS) is a nationally recognized community health center delivering high-quality, affordable, and culturally relevant care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

For 50 years, People’s Center has stood as a beacon of hope in the global village of Cedar-Riverside in South Minneapolis - a neighborhood that has long been the first stop for new Americans. PCCS’ mission is to deliver affordable healthcare, inspire hope, and promote community wellness.


Works with in-house and vendor-based personnel to ensure accurate and timely filing of claims, third party and patient payers are billed, patient and billing records are maintained, and fees are calculated correctly. Investigate insurance rejections, resubmit claims and work with self-pay/sliding fee patients, insurance companies and contractors to maximize collection. Answer patient billing and insurance-related questions over the phone or in person.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Ensure timely and accurate billing and collection of medical, behavioral health, and dental claims.
  • Ensure all billing and collection efforts are functioning in the most efficient and effect manner possible.
  • Facilitate timely and accurate problem resolution between the organization and its patients, payer sources, as well as vendors, contractors, and other related business entities. 
  • Develop and ensure effective, positive relationships within and among the medical billing staff, as well as with other departments within the organization.
  • Develop and ensure positive working relationships with patients, contractors, vendors, third party payer resources and related entities.
  • Assure codes for all encounters are accurate and current
  • Provide Director, Revenue Cycle Management with feedback regarding coding and charge entry matters to be brought before providers and staff
  • Revise and correct rejected charge
  • Update/correct and verify patient information when necessary
  •  Develop payment plans on overdue accounts
  • Assure that sliding fees schedules, co-pays and payments are properly maintained recorded and applied
  • Assist the Director, Revenue Cycle Management by recommending appropriate changes to billing system to allow accurate, electronic filing of claims
  • Submit electronic claims to third-party payers on a timely basis
  • Research, correct and resubmit (wherever possible) rejected claims
  • Maintain billing forms and documents as necessary
  • Prepare statements and invoices in response to patient-authorized, lawyer-generated requests (i.e., Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury claims)
  • Post insurance and other payments to patient accounts in a timely and accurate manner 
  • Function in a multi-tasking, multiple priorities environment, while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Assure the entry of patient charges into billing system and is done in a timely manner
  • Assure that sliding fees schedules, co-pays and payments are properly maintained, recorded and applied.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • At least 6 months of EPIC charge entry, billing, coding and/or insurance experience preferred or 1 year of general Medical charge entry, billing/coding experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical insurance
  • Knowledge of medical office procedures. 
  • Excellent customer service skills with an ability to establish and maintain working relationships with patients, employees, and the public. 
  • Familiar and comfortable with computers and computer software and EMR (i.e. Microsoft Office, Epic, Dentrix, MN-Its)
  • Dependable, reliable with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • A commitment to diversity and to working with people and communities of color




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