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Medical Billing Specialist
Family Practice Associates | Kearney, Nebraska
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Job Description

Medical Billing Specialist

Family Practice Associates is looking for an experienced Medical Billing Specialist with a minimum of two years of billing experience or appropriate training/certification, preferably in the family practice or internal medicine setting.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in posting payments and in working claim rejections and denials from Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payers;
  • Experience working with Workers’ Compensation claims;
  • Knowledge of payer rules and regulations;
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to answer billing questions posed by patients, staff and providers;
  • Strong ability to appropriately and effectively prioritize obligations and duties, while working efficiently. Must be able to learn quickly and retain information; must be able to recognize work activities that add value and minimize those that do not;
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team;
  • Comfortable with the computer technology, including electronic health record and payment management, and Excel.


Beneficial Skills:

  • Additional training or work in ICD-10 Coding;
  • Billing experience specific to family practice or internal medicine;
  • Experience working with Nebraska payers, including Medicaid;
  • Experience with Allscripts EHR and Practice Management System.


Work Activities will include:

  • Reading and interpreting insurance explanation-of-benefits to accurately be able to determine issues and steps needed to make corrections;
  • Submitting corrected claims and reconsiderations in response to denials, rejections, adjustments, and inaccurate reimbursement made by insurance companies;
  • Following up in a timely matter on all claim issues to assure a reduction in errors and revenue lost caused by missing timely filing deadlines;
  • Running and utilizing monthly Unpaid Claims reports to follow up on outstanding insurance claims;
  • Working with coders to provide feedback on denial trends;
  • Making necessary arrangements for submission of documentation requested by insurance companies;
  • Assisting other staff in the Billing Department, including, but not limited to: posting payments, answering phones, entering medical records data, changing patient demographic or insurance information, or other duties based upon volume demands.


Compensation and Benefits:

Family Practice Associates is an independent clinic with eight physicians, five mid-level providers, a psychologist and four residents.  We offer a wonderful work environment, and competitive compensation and benefits, including: paid vacation and sick leave, retirement match, and health insurance.

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