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Administrative Clerk vacancy in Columbia University

Position Information
Job TitleAdministrative Clerk  
Job Code TitleClerical 5  
Job Requisition Number090685  
Department7538- PAT Pathology  
LocationMedical Center  
Job TypeSupport Staff Full-Time Regular  
Bargaining Unit1199 / SSA Area  
If temporary, indicate duration
Hours Per Week35  
Job FamilyAdministrative Support  
Salary GradeClerical 5-095  
Salary Range$24.24/hr  
Advertised Summary Job DescriptionThe incumbent performs all billing, collection and appeal activities including reviewing claims for accuracy and completeness, correcting any deficiencies, ensuring timely filing of claims to insurance companies and patients; contacting insurance companies to expedite payments of outstanding claims and processing appeals for denials and rejections. Follows up on electronic claims submissions utilizing E-commerce and other available systems. Performs other related duties as assigned.  
Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant
Candidate must have a minimum of two years of college or completion of secretarial school or equivalent business experience, plus a minimum of two to three years related experience.

Experience with IDX required.  
Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant.

Applicant must be computer literate with working knowledge of MS-Word, MS-Excel, IDX, medical billing and collections. The person filling this position should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be able to meet deadlines, must be detail oriented and have a high level of accuracy, and be familiar with computerized reports.  
Special Instructions
Preferred QualificationsBachelor's degree desirable.

Fluency in Spanish preferred.  
Essential Functions40% - Contact insurance companies to expedite payments of outstanding claims and prepare appeals for denials and rejections.

20% - Review and correct accounts on edit lists generated by Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, E-Commerce and TES.

20% - Handle customer service inquiries from patients and insurance companies and complete all the appropriate follow-up.

15% - Reviews and answers requests for recoupment from insurance companies and prepares refunds as needed.

5% - Perform similar and related duties as assigned.  
Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.)
Special Indications
This position works with:
Physician Billing  
HIPAA Compliance training requiredYes  
Participation in Medical Surveillance requiredNo  
What type of posting? Is this a waiver request?Standard Posting  
Requisition Open Date12-06-2017  
Requisition Close DateOpen Until Filled
EEO StatementColumbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.  
Local HiringColumbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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