HOSPITAL INSURANCE CLERK
Erie County Medical Center Corporation - Buffalo, NY

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The work involves performing clerical operations of average difficulty in a hospital billing department. The incumbent maintains billing records and accounts and performs routine arithmetic calculations. Work is performed under the direct supervision of higher level clerical and administrative staff. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES :

Prepares itemized bills and statements to be rendered to patients, persons responsible for payment and 3rd party payers;

Checks and maintains the status of 3rd party accounts billed but not paid;

Receives and maintains a variety of reports including 3rd party billing and accounts receivable reports;

Performs routine arithmetic calculations on accounts and in preparing reports;

Reviews accounts, reports and other documents for completeness, accuracy and conformity with established procedures;

Indexes and files documents and correspondence;

Searches, locates and records papers and documents;

Assembles a variety of data from office records for incorporation into various reports;

May answer telephone, give routine information to the public and make appointments for superior;

Operates an adding machine, calculator or other office machines;

May occasionally operate an alpha-numeric key board to transcribe data to tapes, magnetic discs or directly to a computer.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS : Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; working knowledge of applicable Federal and State billing forms, procedures and requirements; working knowledge of hospital services and charges; ability to carry out oral and written instructions; accuracy; neatness; tact and courtesy; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one year of hospital or health care related billing experience.

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