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UnityPoint Health Billing Specialist - M-F 7:30a-4:30p rotating Sat 7:15a-11:30p in Grimes, Iowa

Billing Specialist

Grimes Clinic

M-F 7:30a-4:30p rotating Sat 7:15a-11:30p

Full-Time Benefits, 40 Hours/ Week

The Billing Specialist will monitor daily billing activity and productivity and will also serve as the primary resource to staff

and patients for questions related to billing.

Billing Functions

  • Communicate status of clinic billing responsibilities to the Clinic Administrator on a regular basis.

  • Provide support and training to new employees in the functions related to billing.

  • Monitor daily billing activity/productivity (i.e., timeliness of posting of charges/payments, collection of co-payments, etc.).

  • Share responsibility through timely communication of identified problems to assure proper follow-up is completed and ensure proper payment.

  • Work accounts in assigned queues in accordance with the department protocols.

  • Maintain daily reconciliation/balancing documents per protocol.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

  • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.

  • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.

  • Behave in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


  • High School or Vocational School graduate


  • Three years of medical business office experience and accounts receivable management.

  • Previous experience coding diagnoses and procedures with ICD-9-CM and CPT.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.

  • Previous experience with filing of medical insurance claims.

  • Knowledge of medical billing and collection practices.

  • Knowledge of governmental legal and regulatory provisions related to collection

Requisition ID: 2020-83153

Street: 101 SE Destination Dr

Name: 9200 UnityPoint Clinic Affiliate

Name: Fam Med- Grimes- DM

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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