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Patient Accounting Clerk

Overview
We at Penn Highlands Brookville (PHB), in affiliation of Penn Highlands Healthcare, are very proud of our record in both cost effectiveness and innovation. As our 34 plus bed hospital evolves to meet today's ever- changing health care needs, the main focus remains on the patient and PHB's role in the community. The hospital has experienced enormous changes since its founding in 1919. Today, technological changes in health care are occurring at an even faster rate. While the hospital has kept pace with these rapid changes, its strength lies in the personalized healthcare given by the PHB family, which includes the physicians, employees, and board of directors.
To fulfill this mission and vision, we focus on bringing together talented healthcare professionals who believe that the best way to treat patients is to offer individualized medical care in an environment that is friendly, personalized, and close to home. In order to serve our patients in this manner, we are actively recruiting individuals who want to work in this type of environment.
Patient Accounting Clerk is responsible for billing Medicaid, commercial insurance companies, and collecting amounts due the hospital on patient accounts.
Responsibilities
Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS BROOKVILLE policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
Prepares initial claims for payment, including some coding.
Reviews remittances to ensure payments and adjustments are posted correctly. Completes any follow up billings in a timely manner.
Reviews accounts on the exception report and does follow up phone calls and billings as necessary to resolve the account.
Answers patient questions regarding bills.
Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Prior experience in hospital billing or registration preferred.

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