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Insurance and Claims Technician
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University of Colorado | Denver, CO
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Job Description

University ofColorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School ofMedicine/Department of Psychiatry/Division of Substance Dependence/AddictionResearch and Treatment Services

Insurance andClaims Technician - Accounting Technician I

Position # 217969 Posting #12395

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

Positions in theclass series provide technical support work to agency accountants and programmanagers by processing financial transactions and maintain accurate andcomplete records of transactions. Accounting technicians complete and codereceipts, vouchers, and journal entries; pay vouchers; process accounts payableand accounts receivable; post transactions to assigned journals and ledgers orenter to automated systems; review source documents for proper authorization,accuracy, and compliance with accounting rules; verify and correctdiscrepancies and errors; monitor sufficiency of funds in accounts; adjust andbalance accounts, and compile data and produce financial statements; and, actas a technical resource to non-accounting agency staff. Positions may recommendchanges in various accounting reports, formats, and operating procedures tosupervisors.

Work is performedwithin established and known accounting systems, processes, and operations.Duties include, but are not limited to, computing charges, deductions,discounts, interest, and payments; paying vouchers; processing accounts payableand accounts receivable; processing accounting forms and routing for approval;checking for proper documentation, accuracy of figures and codes, compliancewith rules and regulations, and necessary signatures; batching data for inputor inputting data into the automated accounting systems; verifying data enteredand making correcting entries; collecting and depositing payments and balancingreceipts and deposits; maintaining logs and files; and, distributing warrants,statements, reports, etc.

This full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Insurance andClaims Technician I in the ARTS Claims and Billing Department, located on theFt. Logan campus in southwest Denver and offers both outpatient and residentialsubstance abuse treatment for men, women, adolescents, and families.. This position is responsible for the thorough,timely and accurate research of all insurance claim activities, including claimpayments, payment authorizations, denials, and payment reconciliation formultiple payers.

This positionsupports the Billing Department through timely and accurate research andbilling of claim activities. This will include proficient use of the electronichealth record (EHR), change of payers, payment entry and reconciliation,coordination of information with counselors and management, tracking andverification of authorizations and compilation of supporting documentation,running of Medicaid eligibilities, management of collection accounts, paymentremittance entry, and support of the other billing team members through claimresearch, payment reconciliation, payment entry for other payers, and all otherduties as assigned.

Examples of Work:

* Proficientuse of two electronic health record systems (EHR, an on-line claims submission and processingsystem, and an accounting software system, examples include, but are notlimited to: Management of Client Records (including payer changes and addressupdates, financial/eligibility documentation)
* Research ofall clinical activities
* EligibilityVerification (commercial insurance, Medicaid, contract payers)
* Tracking andManagement of Payer Authorizations
* ClaimPreparation and Submission (including verification of service delivery, properuse of CPT codes, understanding of ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, accurate data entry)
* PaymentDenials
* PaymentReconciliation
* Submission ofPayment Approval to the Manager of Centralized Billing
* Proficientuse of Microsoft Excel (including the creation, use, and maintenance of ExcelSpreadsheets).
* Proficientuse of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and One Note.
* Effective and professional communication skills, includingboth written and verbal. Written communication should be free of spelling andgrammatical errors.

PLEASE NOTE:Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interviewprocess and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary andBenefits:

The hiring salary for this position is $32,220 - $34,000. Thisposition is eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is locatedat https://www.cu.edu/employee-services

The University of Colorado Denver | AnschutzMedical Campus and ARTS is dedicated to ensuring asafe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. Toassist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for allprospective employees. To ensure ARTS program integrity, prospectiveemployees may be required to submit to pre-employment urine testing.

The University of Colorado Denver | AnschutzMedical Campus and ARTS is committed to recruitingand supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. Theuniversity strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

* HighSchool Diploma or GED (copy of transcripts or certificate must be attached)
* One year of experience in the health insurance arena, toinclude insurance claims processing, billing of verified services via claimform, verification of benefits and/or eligibility with various insurancecompanies and/or payers, research and review of complex issues and/or denials,as well as experience with payment entry and reconciliation

Conditions ofEmployment:

* Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check.Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau ofInvestigation (CBI) AND the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).


* College or university course work appropriate to the workassignment, may substitute on a year for year basis for the experience but notfor the specific experience


* One year of experience in the health insurance arena, to includeinsurance claims processing, billing of verified services via claim form,verification of benefits and/or eligibility with various insurance companiesand/or payers, research and review of complex issues and/or denials, as well asexperience with payment entry and reconciliation within the last 5 years.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities):

* Ability to communicate effectively, both in writingand orally.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective workingrelationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
* Outstanding customer service skills.
* Superior attentiveness to detail and accuracy
* Demonstrated commitment and ability to advancediversity and inclusion.
* Experienceusing an Electronic Health Record
* Proficientin Microsoft Office programs and ability to learn software programs
* Excellentdata entry skills
* Superiortime management skills
* Excellentorganizational skills
* Outstandingresearch skills
* Outstandinganalytical skills

About University of Colorado

University of Colorado Hospital is the Rocky Mountain region's leading academic hospital, which means it is always among the first - and sometimes is the first - to bring new treatments to the bedside. UCH has long been recognized as one of the United States' best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and independent ratings agencies like HealthGrades, the American Nurse Credentialing Association and University HealthSystems Consortium. Though its practitioners provide care at many satellite clinics throughout Colorado, the hospital itself is based at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Co. It shares some of the most beautiful, advanced health care facilities anywhere with the physicians of the renowned, research-rich University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.