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Accounts Receivable Specialist Job in Austin, Texas

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Job Title: Accounts Receivable Specialist

Employer:Hospital Internists of Texas
Skills:AR follow up,PM system knowledge,payment posting,Federal and Commercial Ins Knowledge
Required Certifications:N/A
Required Experience:1 to 2 years
Preferred Experience:3 to 4 years
Location:7000 n mo pac expy Austin 78731, TX, US
Date Posted:11/5/2020

Full Job Description – AR Specialist


Hospital Internists of Texas is a privately held hospitalist group in Austin, serving many St. David’s and Seton hospitals in the Central Texas. Our mission is patient focused. We streamline care as the cohesive link between all specialties a patient may encounter when receiving care in a hospital or acute care setting. Our practice is designed to help patients navigate the increasingly complex dynamic of modern medicine, and to enable physicians and physician partners to have career ownership so they can focus on what they do best—care for patients.

In choosing a career with HIT, you are choosing to improve the lives of patients and their families through a collaborative team-driven approach in an innovative, quality-driven, community-based setting. Better Medicine. Better Care.

Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to work directly with patients and their families, ensuring proper exchange of financial information with our practice. This position is responsible for assuring the patients and their families understand their financial responsibilities. This position will also set up patient budgets and post patient payments to patient accounts in accordance with company policy. This position will also assist in submitting and scrubbing all medical claims to proper insurance party correctly and will completed follow-up in a timely manner to ensure timely collections of all monies due to the practice.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Reviews and analyzes insurance claims being sent electronically daily.
  • Ensures claims are sent electronically and via paper every day.
  • Ensure rejections from clearinghouse and insurance company are resolved daily, within 24 hours of submission.
  • Generate CMS 1500 forms, when necessary.
  • Ensure timely processing of all secondary claims, within 48 hours of primary insurance payment posting.
  • Acts as a liaison between HIT and third-party biller to facilitate the gathering of information that will ensure proper response to claim denials.
  • Ensures rejections from clearinghouse and insurance companies are resolved daily when received from third-party biller.
  • Follow-up on all unpaid claims in a timely manner.
  • Generate and work aging reports weekly.
  • Maintain computer office notes for clear audit trail on every account worked.
  • Work delinquent reports after all correspondence is updated.
  • Update patient insurance information to guarantee correct insurance billing.
  • Provide customer service to patients inquiring about their patient account statements.
  • Effectively communicate with patients and insurance companies regarding sensitive financial matters.
  • Send via mail or fax: invoices, medical reports and patient notes to insurance companies to collect payments.
  • Print aging/delinquent reports; review work accounts.
  • Assist with answering phones with collecting payments.
  • Assist with other duties assigned.
  • File appeals with supporting documentation as appropriate

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum three (3) years of billing/collections experience within a clinic or physician practice.
  • High school diploma required; formal billing education preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Strong working knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding.
  • Successful completion of AHIMA or AAPC-Approved Certified Billing Program a plus.
  • Proficiency in computer software use, including Microsoft Office, EMR and Practice Management systems.
  • Effective time management and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of management, staff and physicians.
  • Ability to read and interpret medical charts.


HIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Please email resume to czuniga@hospitalinternists.com

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